Friday, November 28, 2014

Dear Santa - FFFC #128 Happy Holidays

Hello.  Happy Friday!  Nearly the end of November and it's less than 4 weeks before Christmas...yikes!

It's time for a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Kavitha is hosting this chalenge and our theme is 'Happy Holidays'.  We're being sponsored by Live and Love Crafts.  To get complete details on the challenge, the prize being offered and how you can join in the fun, visit the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog.  Don't forget to check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's my DT card--I decided to have fun with this one.

And this is how I've decorated the inside of the card.

I found the message to Santa on internet and I thought it was just so darn cute...tee hee.  

Close-ups of these adorable Magnolia images I am featuring:

- Invitation Tilda from the Special Moments Collection 2013

- Divine Tilda from the Waiting for Christmas Collection 2014

Magnolia stamps are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store where she carries a large selection of both full-size and mini Magnolia 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 StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Candibeans.
Magnolia-licious also carries cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia DoohickeyWild Rose Studio.  Have a look!
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.

Challenges for this card:
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Xmas Style (Modern or Traditional) and Why (modern for me as I like to add cute coloured images on my cards)
Creative Fingers Challenge #59 - Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia - Layers
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #107 - Use A Die Cut
Dies R Us Challenge #14 - Christmas (see below for list of dies used)
Ooh La La Creations Challenge #170 - Christmas
That Craft Place Ltd - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap Challenge #32 - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More November Challenge - Anything Goes

That's it for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!

Materials and Tools Used
Stamps other than mentioned above:  Hero Arts A2325 Joy Stamp
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  My Mind's Eye Be Merry paper pad  
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-One; Memory Box 98188 Holy Vine; CC Designs Leaves; PoppyStamps 977 Berry Sprig   
Punches: for hellebores petals - EK Success Leaf; for the flower centres - Carla Crafts Small Cosmos, Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch and Michaels mini sun   
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; Recollections Opaque Embossing Powder Citron 
Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils 


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous Norma
have a lovely weekend

Susy said...

This card is so beautiful, Norma!


Claudia's kaartjes said...


Wauw, This is so beautiful. Great card.


Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Such a gorgeous card.
Hufg Miranda

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Norma! Fab coloring as always and the inside of the card is so pretty! (Love the image inside :) )
I wish you a lovely weekend!
Hugs, Sandra

Ivonne said...

Your card is so beautiful! Great design and fabulous coloring as always. Love it! Hugs, Ivonne

Pat K said...

Gorgeous creation Norma, inside and out. The Magnolias are so cute and beautifully coloured as always. I'm so happy to be on the team with you. hugs, Pat K x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card inside and out.

Darlene said...

Oh Norma this is just FABULOUS! Your coloring is AMAZING and the design is exquisite! FANTASTIC!!
Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Beth Brovold said...

PERFECT as always Norma!! Your colouring, paper choice and design...stunning!! I really like the inside check list...sure brought a smile to my face after a day with my VERY busy Grandson!!
Have a fantastic weekend Norma!!
Take care,

Debbie said...

Love this card. The colours are fab and the inside is beautiful too. Thanks for joining the Scribble and Scrap challenge good luck

Anonymous said...

Love the sentiments, beautifully done Norma, A very pretty card
Hugs julie P

Jacee said...

Beautiful card Norma, lovely colours and a sweet image, perfect!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Nicola said...

Totally adorable creation Norma with perfectly coloured Tildas and awesome detail, love the leaf/vine detail inside!
Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Danielle Champagne said...

Gorgeous card as always, Norma. Love the pretty colors, and the cute tildas. The inside is sweet, so sweet. darn cute, as you say! wonderful work. Hugs.

gail said...

Gorgeous card, cute image. Gail xx

Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

Beautiful thank you for joining us at OLL Creations Susan DT xx

papinou87 said...

wouah super card A+

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is gorgeous Norma. Loving this design inside and out. Happy Weekend Judy x

lovecraftingpaper said...

Hello, Norma,
I saw your card on Fussy and fancy challenge blog and I simply adore it! The stamps and the letter are really funny and the card is so well done! I love the choice of paper, the hues and the snow effect. Well, I love everything of this card, as you can see!


Linby said...

This is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Simply Adorable!
Thanks for sharing it with us in our Christmas challenge over at Ooh La La Creations and good luck
Julie x
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Unknown said...

Cute and amazing! you are so talented.

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely fantastic! I just love everything about it. That letter to Santa is great. Where did you find it? I love how you also did the inside. Your images are lovely!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, spectacular coloring of the sweet images and such a gorgeous design and details. Your card is =s beautiful inside as well as outside.

Annette said...

OMG I Love that sentiment. It's fab. your Tildas are gorgeous too. Fab card.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
Without Words Challenge and
As You Like It Challenge.

Sheryl said...

Hi Norma! First of all, I love this gorgeous green/blue colour and those flowers are absolutely STUNNING! I love them! Your colouring/layout and embellishments are all so very lovely. This is such a beautiful card both inside and out! Thank you for all of your hard work!
I hope that your having a good week!
Big Hugs and Smiles, Sheryl

NPurdum56 said...

Oh what a beautiful card! I love your coloring, as always! Nancee :)

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