Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Be Merry - Magnolia-licious 'No DP' Challenge


It's the 4th Tuesday of the month and at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog that means it's time for the 2nd challenge of the month.  The theme this time is 'No Designer Paper'.  Details of the challenge and how you can join in the fun can be found at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  Don't forget to check out the inspirational cards/projects that the DT gals have created. 

I was thinking of creating my own designer papers or dry-embossing a few cardstocks and using them as background papers.  But at the end I decided to play around with just my cardstocks and do some layering, diecutting and punching.

I've created another version of a front-panel side-step card.  On this one, the front-panel is to the side instead of centered.

The inside of the card has also been decorated.

Occasionally I like to use my coloured pencils to do my colouring and that's what I've done for this card.    
I'm featuring a few images and dies that are available from Magnolia-licious:

- Tilda With Long Hair from the Christmas Story Collection 2012
- Jolly Tilda from the Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010
- Impression Obsessions Pine Branch die
- Memory Box 98634 Gwyneth Flourish die

Diana's on-line store, Magnolia-licious, carries a large selection of Magnolia stamps, both full-size and mini.  If you don't see the particular one you are looking for, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  Check out also the stamps from Wee Stamps, Wild Rose Studios, Penny Black and Candibeans, along with cutting dies from various companies and other crafting tools.

A reminder that there is a weekly draw for a Surprise Package Prize just for commenting.  All the comments made on the Tuesday Challenge and "W"ednesday postings on all the DT gals' blogs and the Challenge Blog itself will be entered into the draw.

Challenges I am entering with this card: 
Christmas Stampin' All Year Round Challenge #34 - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 143 - Stamp, stamp, stamp
Paper Crafting Journey - Flowers
Sister Act Card Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Dies or Punches
Chocolate, Coffee + Cards Challenge #48 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments Challenge 26 - Anything Goes or Frame It
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge 2 - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge #105 - Anything Goes

These Hellebores or Christmas Rose flowers were handmade.

You can find my flower tutorial HERE, if you're interested.

And if you'd also like to know the template that I used, you can find it here:
Front-Panel Side-Step Card (to the side)

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is very much appreciated by me.  Enjoy your day!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Five and Classic Ovals; Impression Obsessions Pine Branch; Cheery Lynn Design B119 Tropical Leaves and B162 Lace Corner Deco B; Memory Box 98634 Gwyneth Flourish and 98316 Cherry Blossom (flower centre)
Punches:  Punch Bunch medium Impatients; Carla Craft small Cosmos (flower centre)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Forest Moss; pearls from my stash
Colouring Medium: Coloured Pencils - Faber-Castell Polychromo, Prismacolor Premier and Derwent Coloursoft; alcohol-ink markers for the dotted background - Letraset Promarkers and Pantone Trias


OK said...

красиво! цветы - великолепие!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is a stunning, side step design. So love the greens and the scrumptious flowers.
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Monia - Monika Jakubowska said...

Beautiful card, lovely flowers :)

Hanna said...

Oh, Norma, this is gorgeous! I absolutely love the green colour you've chosen and the fold and your design are stunning! Love your flowers too, they are OUTSTANDING!


Anonymous said...

Who needs DP with all the gorgeousness oozing from this little beauty, Absolutely stunning Norma
Hugs Julie P

Dewi Lestari said...

Lovely card, pretty flowers! Thanks for joining at CCCC: Anything Goes

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Norma gorgeous
love it so much
flowers are great
hugs Tamara

Suzi Mac said...

Awe!! Norma!! I just love your sweet Christmas card, fabulous design using just your card stock and those two adorable Tilda's are perfect. Beautiful work as always.
Suzi x

СВЕТЛАНА said...

Шикарная открытка с восхитительными цветами и отрисовкой девочек!

Martina said...

Absolut gorgeous!!!! I love your Hellebores!!! Just had a look at your tuturial! Oh my....they are fantastic!! And your card is the same! Awsome!

Janie Printz said...

Simply amazing design Norma. Your work is beyond beautiful with all the little extras you put on it. Perfect little touches that turn a simple card into a work of art. Beautifully colored...
Hugs, Janie

Hennie Kloppenburg said...

Wow this is really amazing, beautiful!
xx Hennie

Beth Brovold said...

Simply GORGEOUS Norma!!! You colour sooo very well with your pencil crayons...but then I know that you are CRAFTER EXTRAORDINAIRE!!

JenniferD said...

Stunning Work! Such a Gorgeous Card.I loooooove all those Amazing Flowers too!

craftybren said...

Simply gorgeous card

martine said...

Gorgeous!!!! What a lovely christmascard.
Greets Martine

Karen Elise said...

What a beautiful card! I love your coloring!
:) Karen Elise

Angeline Choo said...

Woahhhh.. this card is stunning! Love the colors, the details, the layers.. wow!

Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

-Angeline DT

Joyce said...

This is beautiful! Gorgeous! Perfect! Love your creations Norma!

Céline said...

fantastic design! love the colors and flowers

Linda Levoir said...

Stunning card, I love your fancy folds, your pencil colouring is just fab and those flowers are wonderful, I may have to buy another punch or 2 and try those out! :) xx

Mojca said...

Waaaaaaw! Amaing Norma, I love the pretty flowers. hugs! MOjca

theras kartenblog said...

wow - the card is absolutly wonderful.
Ilse (thera)

Chrissy said...

totally wonderful Norma, I love your colouring with the pencils, fabulous image and the most wonderful design..Your flowers are stunning.


Sheri said...

HOLY SMOKES!!! Those flowers are over the top...AMAZING!!! I'm still trying to locate my jaw after it hit the floor!! Fabulous job with the challenge too Norma Lee! ♥

Hazel said...

This is utterly gorgeous - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 143 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. x

Candy said...

Beautiful beautiful card, Norma!!
Your pencil colouring is wonderful.
Your flowers are amazing.
Who needs design paper when a card can look like this one....
Big Hugs, Candy

Chris said...

So love this card. It is awesome!

debby4000 said...

Love your absolutely gorgeous card and those flowers are stunning.

alex said...

Wow what a stunning card, love everything about it, thank you so much for joining us at Creative moments

Alex (DT)

Lucy Patrick said...

Oh, Norma, this is another absolutely stunning card from you, I didn't know a "no designer paper" card could be so beautiful, just amazing!! Thanks so much for joining in our flower challenge at Paper Crafting Journey, XOX Lucy

Heather said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Love that green color and your step card is amazing! The inside is almost as pretty as the outside. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Anonymous said...

Wow what a stunning card, love the colors and design, fab image too. Thank you for joining us at 4 krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

scrapsnsuch@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous! What details! This is a wonderful card to spread Christmas Cheer, thank you for joining us at CSAYL!!!

Teresa said...

Fabulous card Norma, thank you for joining us at A Creative Romance for our Dies & Punches challenge.
Hugs, Teresa

Karen said...

Gorgeous card! Love the bold green you used on your design.


Laney said...

Absolutely gorgeous Norma those flowers are awesome too!thanks for joining us at Bearlymine challenges this time

Lisa Lynn said...

Wow your card is stunning. Love those images and your coloring.

NPurdum56 said...

What a beautiful card Norma! Thanks for the tutorial on your flowers and side step card! Lovely creation again! :) Nancee

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