Monday, August 19, 2013

When the going gets tough...

Hello.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

I have just finished a criss cross card that I can show you. 

This is a card and a gift at the same time.  I've made the insert into a gift-card holder. 

The images were coloured using my Letraset Promarker and Pantone Tria markers.  The sentiments were computer generated.  The tab at the top of the insert were made using one of the Spellbinders Labels Three dies. 

I am featuring two of the adorable images from Magnolia's latest stamp collection:

Gucci Tilda from the Sea Breeze Collection 2013
- Violet Tilda from the Sea Breeze Collection 2013

These 2 stamps are available from Magnolia-licious--23% discount at the moment!!!  Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store is an excellent source for your Magnolia stamps--a large selection of both the full size and mini stamps.  And 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.
Check out 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.  Sweet!

Challenges for this card:
Colour Me Creative Challenge #75 - Anything Goes
The Dutch Magnolia Chickies Challenge #49 - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 197 - Die cuts and punches
Allsorts Challenge Week 220 - Use your new stash (new stamps)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - GGSC160 Girls just want to have fun
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Dies and punches
Bearly Mine Challenge #99 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #27 - Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #56 - Punches or Dies
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Flower Power

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful week!

Materials and Tools Used:
DP's: Basic Grey Eskimo Pie Starry Night, Indian Summer Maple Sugar and Eva Courtier; from EKSuccess Watercolor Bouquet paper pad
Dies: Spellbinders Labels Three, Fancy Tags Three and Standard Circles; Magnolia Doohickey Swirls
Punches:  EKSuccess Moroccan border; Punch Bunch and Marvy Uchida Daisies; EK Success Retro Flower small; Carla Craft Sun medium; Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch; Michaels miny Sun; Nellie's Floral Punch Extra Large Leaf LFP011 and Large Rose Leaf FLP031; Marvy Uchida and EKSuccess Circles
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; pearls from my stash
Colouring Medium:  alcohol-ink marker from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Hi Norma,
your card is gorgeous
love it-
your tutorials are amazing
I have one question how you make this fabulous backgrounds?
hugs Tamara

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Just stunning as always.
Hugs Miranda

Za ovinkom said...

So adorable gift holder. Love your creation! So beautiful!

Loz said...

WOW!! This is stunning Norma.. Love the fold and the colors are so beautiful..loz

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Norma. Love the gift card idea
Hugs Julie P

Louise said...

Fabulous creation, I absolutely love it. Makes the perfect gift card
hugs Louise

cathylynn said...

Norma you have created another beauty. Love it all! Fabulous colors too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Céline said...

fantastic Norma as usual, love the idea! great embellishment

Myra W said...

Beautiful! Two gifts in one.

Danielle Champagne said...

Absolutely wonderful! I hope tilda is going shopping for crafty stuff! your flowers are superb, coloring of this cutie absolutely wonderful! I totally love this card. Have a nice day Norma, Hugs.

Mojca said...

Oh it is gorgeous! I love the gift card idea inside. hugs! Mojca

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful creation.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge.
Hugs Julie x

brenda said...

A great design Norma.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Delove104 said...

I loovvveeeeeee this card! Please tell me that you have a tutorial for this. Great job!

Carol said...

Absolutely stunning as ever Norma!! Your creations are always so inspirational and gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them with us at Crafty Sentiments. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

JU@NITA said...

What a great creation Norma i love the tilda's very much so adorable.The flowers on the card are fabulous too.

lots of hugs Ju@nita

cotnob said...

This is fabulous, beautifully embellished.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Diane said...

Oh wow Norma, how lovely to see a card and gift holder all in one and sooooo pretty !!

Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty sentiments Designs and good luck !!

hugs Diane xx

Kathy Gerace said...

Just beautiful! What a clever idea to use the insert for the gift card holder. Your coloring is fab! And you have put everything together beautifully.

Cordine said...

Another stunning card Norma!

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful card, Norma! I love your flowers.


Beth Brovold said...

Norma...your work is STUNNING as always!!! Thank you soooo much for all the inspiration that you send our way!!!!

Nancy said...

So cute!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is stunning, wonderful colouring! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, Susan x

Elizabeth said...

ha, ha , love the sentiment on the front! Perfect for this image- and what a great gift. Gorgeous card as always. I love your style! Hugs, Elizabeth

Cami said...

Cute! I love this card and especially the sentiments you used...perfect for the gift card! Everything always coordinate so beautifully it's a joy to see your creations!


..Karen said...

So very gorgeous Norma!!

Candy said...

Gorgeous card, Norma.
Love the way you have made and attached your gift card holder.
Big Hugs, Candy

Nancee Purdum said...

Simply adorable (as usual!) Norma! I love the color combinations you used. Such a cute idea! :) Nancee

Laura Love said...

Oh My Norma! This is gorgeous as always! I love those pretty flowers and you always choose the most perfect images to compliment each other! Gorgeous job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous and so cute too.

Joukje said...

Wow.. this is a beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at DMCC.
Hugs Joukje

Susy said...

Love your Criss Cross card, Norma!


Christine Dol said...

I totally agree with Beth! Your cards inspire us every single time!
Your the best Norma!

Pysselfröken said...

Wow! This Card is so beautiful. I love the Details, the Design and your Colouring. I love everything about it.
Hugs Frida

lvtaz2000 said...

Norma your cards are always inspiring. Whenever I am in need of inspiration, I head to your blog and instantly my batteries are recharged.

Hazel said...

Hi Norma

This is just amazing - incredible work - I love everything about it

I am now following you and look forward to seeing more of your work.

Thank you for joining us over at Totally Gorjuss - I wish you the very best of luck.

I hope you will join in the fun with us on our next challenge on Saturday.

Have a great weekend.

Toodle Pip

Hazel xx

Marianne said...

Lovely card and thank you for joining us at DMCC.
Hugs, Marianne

Chris said...

Do you need my address so you can send me this card, Norma? LOL, LOL, LOL. You've used one of my most favorite stamps, with my MOST favorite past time - shopping! Love the sentiment! Just precious in every way!


Patricia Spicher said...

Un vrai régal pour les yeux !! votre coloration est une pure merveille !! j'aimerai avoir un peu de votre talent ! Merveilleux ! je suis vraiment ... de vos réa

Plony said...

O my....this is a real beauty!!!! Gorgeous card and great colouring!!!Thanx for joining us at DMCC. Hugs Plony.

Anneke. said...

What a beautiful creation!
Thank you for joining us at DMCC.

Shannon83k said...

beautiful card, , thanks for joining CMC Anything Goes challenge!
DT Shannon

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