Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Warm Winter Wishes - Magnolia-licious CAS Challenge


It's the 4th Tuesday of the month and that means it's a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. And the theme is...yikes...the dreaded (at least by me, ha ha) 'Clean and Simple'.  I said dreaded because CAS is always a challenge for me as I love embellishing my cards with my favorite stuff--flowers, pearls, flourishes, etc.  But okeydokey...none of those this time (big sigh).

Don't forget to pop over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to get complete details on how to join in the fun and view my DT teammates cards/projects for inspirations.

So I have decided to make a Christmas card as you can never have enough of them and it's never too early...LOL, it's only 4 months away.

As you can see, I kept the card totally clean without adding a single embellishment--it was sooo... hard to do...tee hee.  The colouring was done with markers.  The sentiment was computer generated.

I have used 3 Magnolia stamps to create this wintery scene, doing some masking in the process:

- Winter Skates Tilda which is one of the Special Stamps from Magnolia Sweden
- Santa Bench from the Santa Collection 2008
- Winter Forest from the Santa Collection 2008

The Tilda and bench stamps are available from Diana's Magnolia-licious on-line store, but the tree stamp is out of stock.  If you would like to have it, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.   Magnolia-licious has a large selection of both the full size and mini Magnolia stamps.
Check out also the selection of Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet and newly introduced to the store are the wonderful 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. 

Challenges for this card:
Natalie and Amy's Challenge for August - Celebrate Something (celebrating Christmas/Winter)
Colour Me Creative Challenge #75 - Anything Goes
Dutch Magnolia Chickies Challenge #49 - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations Challenges - Inspired by a Song ("Baby it's cold outside!")
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick
Designed to Color Challenge #18 - Photo Inspiration (colours white, blue, green and wood grain)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #139 - Cute
The Cutie Pie Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenges - Christmas in August

Thanks for stopping by.  I very much appreciate your visit.  Enjoy today and have a fabulous weekend!

Materials and Tools Used:
DP's:  K&Company TC Christmas Designer Paper Pad
Colouring Medium: alcohol-ink markers from Letraset--Promarkers and Pantone Trias


JenniferD said...

love your Gorgeous card Awesome Background! I am with you on Xmas any chance I get its a Christmas Card!

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully coloured. Love the traditional colours.
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Suzi said...

A beautiful Christmas card Norma, wonderful masking and your colouring is amazing.
Suzi x

Mojca said...

Oh its' perfect Norma. Such a lovely image and coloured so gorgeously.

Christine Dol said...

Norma, you do clean and simple perfectly. I love how you masked the forest and the bench...very nicely coloured!

Laila B. said...

Wow, love your winter scene, love your coloring... everything is fabulous!!!

Karin said...

Gorgeous card, love the coloring!
Thanks for joining us at DMCC.
Hugs Karin

Daimar Sanchez said...

Hermosa señora Norma como todas sus creaciones...

Laura said...

Super sweet card, great colouring! Thanks for linking up with DTC!

Beth Brovold said...

Norma you leave me in awe!!!! How do you manage to make a "clean & simple" card into such a piece of ARTWORK!!

Rosie said...

Absolutely spectacular and your coloring is amazing as always!!! LOVE this card!! Thank you for joining in our Designed to Color challenge at http://designedtocolor.blogspot.com/!! Hugs, Rosie

Céline said...

fab scene Norma, and of course fab coloring

Loz said...

Stunning card and scene Norma..Loz

Chris said...

You know, Norma, I so love the depth of color you always have on your work. They are so rich! Your card is just adorable! It is a lovely Christmas card. I just love your work!


Patricia Spicher said...

de toute beauté ! j'adore ! bravo pour cette merveilleuse mise en couleur !

Cordine said...

Again a stunning card Norma!

mgoll88 said...

Very nice card creation, looks fantastic!


Lisa xx said...

this is such a sweetie, what a super cute image and gorgeous colours

thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

Anonymous said...

What an awesome scene, just beautiful Norma
Hugs Julie P

Nancee Purdum said...

Clean and simple, but oh so GORGEOUS! I love your coloring, and those stamps make a perfect scene! Embellishments are not needed! :) Nancee

Corysnana1 said...

I am crazy about your CAS card! The coloring is the star of the card, and your work is spectacular. Thanks for playing with us at COlor Me Creative for our anything goes challenge. Good luck!
Cathy xx

Dawn C said...

Simply amazing. A stunning card x

Jane Savage said...

Wow, Norma, another fab creation! Your colouring and techniques always blow me away! Thank you for joining the Cutie Pie Challenge this week. Jane xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

A delightful Christmas card, your colouring is gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Danni said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you for playing along with the CMC Copic Challenge!!
Danni-CMC DT

Hazel said...

Delightful card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 139 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

Michelle B. said...

Beautiful clean and simple card. Amazing coloring too! So glad you joined us for our Quick Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Joukje said...

Oh how beautiful, I love your colouring.
Thanks for playing with us at DMCC.
Hugs Joukje

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.

Kelly Neis said...

Love your card, this is a gorgeous scene! I always enjoy your coloring!!
Hugs Kelly

Patricia St Martin said...

Always love your Gorgeous cards. Love everything, all those beautiful colors and those wonderful embellishments. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Color Me Creative challenge. We look forward in seeing you back again.

Design Team

Payne Holler Cards said...

Just adorable! Beautiful coloring ..I don't use a lot of embellishments so his is perfect to me!..so glad you joined us at the Color Me creative challenge (-:
Linda CMC DT

Gem x said...

Such a cute image I love it thanks for entering into the Cutie Pie Challenge. Gem DT XX

Anneke. said...

Gorgeous card, love the coloring!
Thanks for joining us at DMCC.

Tracey Brossart said...

Simply beautiful! And colored amazingly!

xx Tracey xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Congratulation!!! Norma, You are our next GD at Color Me Creative.
Design Team
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Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous, love the image and the scene you have created for her and your colouring is amazing
Lindsay xx

CheerDown said...

Superb card. The scene you have created works really well, and I lov your colouring. Thanks for entering our Inspired by song challenge at ooh La La Creations
Alli x

Corysnana1 said...

Congratulations on your Color Me Creative win, Norma! What a great CAS card!! Hope you keep at 'em!

Carisa said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! Thank you for joining us at Designed To Color! :D

Rebecca Freeman said...

Beautiful card, love the colouring and the image:-) thank you for joining us in the designed to color challenge

Angela said...

OMG what a wonderful christmas scene, i really like it,the coloring is so perfect.
Thank you for joining us at our Q for Quick Challenge by ABC Christmas Challenge
Hope to see you again
Hugs and greetings
Angela DT

Bettina L. said...

OMG I love your scene with the stunning colouring and added sentiment. Thanks for playing at
ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

Cami said...

Oh Norma, your "masking" technique is done so seamlessly and so beautiful. Of course your coloring is always superb and you can feel the "chill" on this winter card. Another great card!

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