Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Class of 2015 Congrats - Magnolia-licious 'Use A Numeral'


Today we're starting a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The new theme is 'Use A Numeral.'  For complete details of the challenge and how you can join in the fun, visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog site.  Don't forget to check out what my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

This, as you can see, is really an easel card--one of my favorite card styles.

Close-up of the Magnolia Stamps image being featured...

- Diploma Tilda from the 4th Graduation Collection 2015

The stamp for all the above image is 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, e-mail Diana and I'm sure she'll be happy to bring it in for you.
Check out also the stamps from Wee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Candibeans and Crafter's Companion, along with cutting dies from various companies including Memory BoxPoppyStampsMagnolia DoohickeyWild Rose Studio.
Prices are discounted, you get excellent customer service and you also get to earn 2% credit to be applied to future purchases.

Come and join our challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and you will have a chance to win a Special Surprise from the Magnolia-licious store when you follow the rules and theme of our challenge.

For your chance to win a "Leave A Comment" Surprise Package Prize from Magnolia-licious, there is a weekly random draw.  All you have to do is leave a comment--the more you comment the greater your chances.
- comment on any or all the postings on the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog
- comments on related postings on the DT gals' blogs for that week

Challenges for this card:
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 17 - Anything But Square
Inspiration Destination Challenge #30 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft Challenge #3 - Anything Goes or Lots of Layers
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe #223 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #143 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #102 - Shaped Cards
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #134 - Easel Cards
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #308 - Make your own embellishments (flowers)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #89 - Use A Die Cut
Love To Scrap! Challenge LTSCB #92 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  DCWV The Nantucket Stack paper pad; Recollections Red Wave
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #3; Spellbinders Classic Ovals, Petite Ovals and Rose Creations; Elizabeth Crafts 730 Curvy Leaves; Marianne Design LR0116 Swirls 
Punches:  Marvy Uchida Medium Star
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Aged Mahogany; Making Memories Graduate metal embellishment; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes:  burnt sienna, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- red rose: burgundy, crimson, antique pink, cocktail pink
- blue graduation gown and cap: midnight blue, 652-T, 549-T, 283-T
- green stems:  5767-T, apple cider
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


mgoll88 said...

Really fantastic creation, looks wonderfull!


A Casa di Ale said...

Bellissima la tua card...belli i colori che hai scelto
Ti auguro una buona giornata
Ciao da Ale

Laila said...

As always you makes lovely card.
Now I have inpiration to make a card for my daughter who is graduating in a month

Jay said...

WOW Absolutely stunning Norma, such a perfect card for the special occasion! I love this one too!
Cuddles Jay xxx

Suzi Mac said...

Oh my word!!! this is a spectacular card Norma, the colouring and design are so perfect. I love it.
Hugs Suzi x

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's pretty. Love the colours.
Hugs Miranda

Mojca said...

waaaw really pretty colours! hugs! Mojca

Bev said...

How beautiful is this? Your colouring is amazing and the whole thing is just so bright and vibrant.I'm so glad you chose Polkadoodles 'Anything but square' challenge this fortnight. http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/week-17-anything-but-square.html

Jacee said...

Stunning Work again Norma, just amazing, I love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Shona Hamill said...

What a gorgeous card, love all the little details. thank you for sharing with us at the CRAFT challenge this week. Shona xx

AO Creations said...

Beautiful!!! Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercraft, good luck!!! Amy DT

Anet's Crafting said...

Gorgeous card Norma. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

Penny said...

Absolutely stunning, great shape, fantastic colours and it just pops. Thanks for visiting our Anything but Square Challenge at

Penny (Polkadoodles DT)

Christa said...

So beautiful your card hugs XX Christa

Mayumi said...

Easel cards are one of my favourites too.
Love the colors you've chosen for this one, you did a great and lovely card, as usual.

Karon said...

Beautiful easel card and fabulous shape. Thanks for joining us for our Anything but Square Polkadoodles Challenge

Karon DT, Polkadoodles

michele said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week! Fabulous card :) hugs x

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

WOW! Fabulous graduation card! The image is adorable and wonderfully colored. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Unknown said...

So fun! ... And so many great details!
Thanks for sharing and joining us on Love To Scrap Challeng blog. Best of luck with your entry!

Tammy (LTSCB DT)

Lillian A said...

How awesome and pretty is this -- hopefully, the graduate will hang onto this creation as a keepsake!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love To Scrap!

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

What a fabulous creation!Love all the details.Thanks for playing along with us at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

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