Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day

Hello.  Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection and since that's today, Happy Earth Day, everyone!

Here's a card I've created just for today's occasion.

This is called a lever card, where the centre panel swings like a lever through the window opening.

If you're interested in the template, you can find it HERE.

Close-ups of the Magnolia Stamps images being featured:

- Earth Tilda from the World Wide Web Collection 2015  

- Tilda With Prince Froggy from the Once Upon a Time Collection 2013

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, e-mail Diana and I'm sure she will 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.

Challenges for this card:
Grahp'It Colour Challenge Week 15 - Flower Power
Dies R Us Challenge #24 - April Showers Bring May Flowers (handmade flowers)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #89 - Use A Die Cut
Come and Get It Challenge - Things that start with "B" (blue, butterfly)
Crafty Catz Challenge #275 - It's a Girl Thing
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #258 - Always Anything Goes
Love To Scrap! Challenge LTSBC #52 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #141 - Anything Goes

That's it for me.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week.  And don't forget to always do the 3 R's -- reduce, reuse, recycle!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  K+Company Aqua Painted Diamonds Printed Flat Paper; Pink Paislee Noel paper pad  
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels 22, Labels 28, Classic Ovals and Petite Ovals; Marianne Design LR0116 Swirls; Memory Box 98502 Fresh Foliage; Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterfly Mini and B162 Lace Corner Deco B
Punches:  EK Successs small Leaf and 1 1/4" circle; EK Success Small Leaf; Carla Craft Small Cosmos; Fiskars Celestial 3-in-1 corner punch; Michaels Mini Sun 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Bundled Sage 

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
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T 


mgoll88 said...

Really fantastic...very ncie creation


Sherri said...

This is just a fabulous card! I LOVE the card design & it was so great of you to include the template for it! Gorgeous coloring, beautiful papers and awesome dies! I'm so glad you could join us for the May Flowers challenge at Dies R Us!

Jacee said...

Such a stunning design Norma, great colour, lovely image and as ever, perfect colouring!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

What a fabulous Earth Day card! Love the colors and the images are too sweet. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Darlene said...

WOW this is FABULOUS Norma! Love the design and your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MAY FLOWERS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

NPurdum56 said...

What a great card! Love it!

Unknown said...

I am always taken with these lovely masterpieces! The recipient will surely love it :) Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More! We would be delighted to see you back again soon :)

Kylie said...

Amazing card design. Love the panel that swings. The images are delightful and beautifully coloured! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Shona Chambers said...

You've put so much work into this card and it really shows!! An incredible design and the images are so adorable. So very glad you joined us at ATSM this week!

Mayumi said...

The shape, the card, the message, the coloring... everything is great in this card. Great way to celebrate!

Lillian A said...

Awesome card, Norma, and so well coordinated, as well as colored beautifully. What a treat to anyone receiving this masterpiece. Thank you for sharing with us at the Love To Scrap challenge blog.

caroline said...

Stunning card really beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at graph'it coloring challenges. Good luck
caroline dt

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a stunning card! Beautiful coloring and I love your design! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Sprytebyrd said...

What a fun card design! I love all the folds! Great coloring, as well! Glad you could join us at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends this week! Hope to see you again soon!
Dee - Lil' Patch Design Team

MaxiBelle Studio said...

What a stunning creation. I love the clean lines & the monotone colours. Fantastic fold & use of dies. Thanks for joining us for our 'April Showers bring May Flowers' challenge #24.
Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Melanie said...

A gorgeous card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "things that start with B” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

anncreatief said...

Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge by CC&CC ,good luck and hope to see you again next time
Hugs xxx Dt Anneke and have a nice day.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card! Love the Swing-card design. Great job with the colouring!
Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap Chalenge Blog! Best of luck with your entry!

inge said...

Wow Norma, stunnning card! Love the design. Thanks so much for sharing at Simply Magnolia.
XX Inge

Bernadet said...

This is awesome Norma!!

chanya13 said...

SO cute card, love image !!! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

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