Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to you!

Hello.  A Happy Happy Christmas to everyone!  Hope you're enjoying this holiday season with family and friends.

I did a very very very poor job this year of making enough Christmas cards to send to people that are on my Christmas list.  SIGH.  So sorry, my friends, but life happens--isn't that often the case!? tee hee.  I will make a determine effort to do better in 2014...honest!

Anyway, here's a Christmas card that I did manage to finish.

I'm featuring these two adorable images from this year's holiday stamp collection from Magnolia:

Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store, where she carries a large selection of both full-size and mini stamps.  And 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 items.

A reminder that if you haven't enter your holiday cards/projects into the month-long Holiday Challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog, you still have time.  You have until the end of the year, December 31st, 2013.  HUGE prizes to be won!!!  One entry only, please.

As for me, I am this card into these challenges:
Sketch 'n Stash Challenges #128 - Sketch
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenges #112 - Anything Goes (B146 Pine Branches and B119 Tropical Leaves)
Colour Me Creative Challenge #83 - Holiday Themed
A Little Bit Crafty December Challenge - Christmas Cheer
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round December Challenge - Christmas Stocking
Cards Galore Challenges for December - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps Challenges #72 - Lovely Wishes
Bearly Mine Challenges #117 - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers Week 228 - Mega Christmas Challenge - Include a Sentiment
Crafts and Me Challenge #143 - Anything Goes

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Basic Grey Euphoria Felicity; Basic Grey Wassail Greetings; Mustard Moon Old Red Tractor Small Plaid
Dies:  Go Kreate Rectangular Frames Frilly #10; Spellbinders Labels Grommet Tags and Petite Ovals: Cheery Lynn Designs B146 Pine Branches and B119 Tropical Leaves; Poppystamps 977 Berry Sprig; Tim Holtz Festive Greeneries; C.C. Designs Mistletoe; Memory Box 98316 Cherry Blossom; Impression Obsession DIE071 Spiral Daisy; Memory Box 98467 Pine Needle Border
Punches:  Punch Bunch Impatients; Carla Crafts Small Cosmos; 1/4", 1/8" and 1/16" Circle hand punches
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain and Forest Moss; pearls and grommets from my stash
Colouring Medium:  Alcohol ink markers - Letraset Promarkers and Letraset Pantone Trias


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card,
Merry Christmas Norma
hugs Tamara

mgoll88 said...

Very wonderfull!


Christina C. said...

A magnificent Christmas card, Norma!
Tilda couldn't be any cuter and I adore the gorgeous flower cluster with all the greenery.

Anna said...

Gorgeous card.. Love the Christmas collection this year..

Hugs Anna

Céline said...

fabulous Norma, as usual
wish yo an happy christmas

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's lovely.
Hugs Miranda

Amy Voorthuis said...

AAHHWW I love the pretty little ladies you've coloured so awesomely.....what a STUNNING card to look at! I bet the one person that gets this card will jump up and down in the air of happiness. The flower cluster is so nicely put together that it looks like a bouquet that you give someone on a birthday!! Thank you for your inspiration and for playing with us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck xox Amy

Ivonne said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love the coloring, absolutely amazing, as always! Hugs, Ivonne

Christine Dol said...

Merry Christmas Norma! Your card is wonderful. You colour like a dream and your flowers..... Amazing! Actually my news years resolution should be to do flowers and colouring like miss Norma!!
I know what you mean about getting cards done... It is such a busy time and you want to enjoy the making process which makes it so hard. We will enjoy all you have to bring on your blog next year!!!!

Louise said...

Beautiful card Norma, Fabulous colors and layout
hugs Louise

~@ngie~ said...

an absolutely syunning card card & super cute image... love the dp's & foliage :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

Beth Brovold said...

Hi Norma!!! I hope that you had a chance to enjoy time with family and friends!!! Your card is so VERY GORGEOUS!!! I love the Basic Grey paper, the embellishments and of course last but certainly not least your colouring...STUNNING!!!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Norma, oh!! this is so lovely! gorgeous details, fabulous flowers, and oh! so pretty tildas! Hugs.

Sue said...

This is so beautiful. Your flowers are stunning and I love the cute images.
Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
Sue xx

Sanne said...

Lovely card and I really love the greenery on the front!!
Merry Christmas and a Happy new year!! :)
Hugs,Sanne (Sweden)

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

What a gorgeous card, loving how you've used the branches in your cluster!!! Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Hazel said...

Beautiful card - thanks for sharing this for CCAYR December challenge to create a card with a Christmas stocking - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

Susy said...

This card is so beautiful, Norma!


Patricia St Martin said...

Norma, Merry Christmas! Thank you for all the stunning creations though out the year and the awesome tutorials you have shared with us.
Hugs, Patricia

Mojca said...

Waw totally gorgeous Norma! I wish you a Merry Christmas too. hugs! MOjca

Karen said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I love your fabulous design and the way you've placed the pine branches into your beautiful cluster!! Thanks for joining this week's Cheery Lynn Design Challenge. - Karen

shulsart said...

Norma, this is an adorable Christmas card. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Christina said...

That is a really stunning card Norma!
Love your coloring!
Hugs Kristel

*Vicki* said...

Oh Norma, this is absolutely gorgeous! :) Love your coloring and pretty festive floral! Such a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps Challenges! Hope you will join in our next challenge as well! Hugs - *Vicki* - ATS DT

NPurdum56 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Norma! Belated Happy Holidays to you! :) Nancee

XxJULESxX said...

wow stunning!!!

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