Tuesday, November 24, 2015

May the Blessings of Christmas... - Magnolia-licious 'Fancy Folds'


We're launching a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  This is our last one for the year as we're taking a break during December and will be back in the new year.  This challenge will ran for over a month until the eve of our first 2016 challenge, so lots of time for you to get your entries in.  The theme for this challenge is 'Fancy Folds.'  Visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to get complete details on the challenge, the prizes and how you can join in the fun.  Don't forget to check out the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

I've created a double-tag card.  I love this card style--I should use it more often.

As you can see, the card has two pockets...and there's a tag/insert in each pocket.

If you're interested in making a double-tag card, Marianne has posted a tutorial for it and you can find it on her blog, HERE.

I'm featuring a couple of stamps from the newly-released Magnolia Stamps collection:

- Edwin with Christmas Lantern from the A Lovely Christmas Collection 2015

- Lace Hood Tilda from the A Lovely Christmas Collection 2015

Magnolia Stamps 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'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:
Allsorts Challenge Week 338 - At least 3 die cuts
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #338 - Christmas Present
Craft Rocket Challenge #4 - Add A Sentiment
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #98 - Anything Goes
Graph'It Colour Challenge Week 47 - Christmas
Passion for ProMarker Week 324 - Christmas is coming
Simply Papercraft Challenge #18 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenges - Patterned Paper Mix Up
Incy Wincy Designs - Tic Tac Toe (use a die, free, pearls)

That's all for now.  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:  Simply Stories Handmade Holiday paper pad; Pink Paislee Noel paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Six; Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Greens; Memory Box 98732 Winterberry Sprig and 98316 Cherry Blossoms (for flower centres) 
Punches:  Punch Bunch Large Impatients; Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (for flower centres) 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; lace, hemp cord and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; 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, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- green shades:  Touch 42, pesto, olive green, 617-T
- red shades:  burnt umber, firebrick, burnt orange, mango, pastel pink
- yellow shading:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- Edwin's socks and mittens:  khaki, pastel beige 
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


claude said...

belle réussite

Stampsnob. said...

Love the pocket fold and the colors are striking Thanks for sharing at Craft Rocket Challenges..........Lis DT

MaxiBelle Studio said...

Wow, such wonderful attention to detail stunning double tag creation. Thanks for joining us for our 'Patterned Paper Mix Up' challenge #124.
Alicia (Southern Girls DT)
MaxiBelle Studio

Christine Dol said...

Norma, you work magic with your cards and colouring! Absolutely stunning!

Ella's Design said...

Another fabulous creation and those hellebores are so realistic, Norma! Love the card fold and your attention to detail is just perfect, as always! Hugs, Lisa x

Henny said...

Very beautiful Norma. Love your colours and designs always.

Greetings Henny.

Jacee said...

Fabulous design Norma, great colours and a lovely design and shape, you never let me down!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Céline said...

wow wonderful

Lisa J said...

WOWZER! Amazing card. Totally Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Craft Rocket Challenges

Ella's Design said...

Hi, Norma! Just back again to say thanks for joining in with my challenge theme this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

Brandy said...

I love this fold!!! Your paper choices are perfect! What an awesome project!!!

NPurdum56 said...

Oh so cute Norma!

brenda said...

Lovely rich and welcoming colours Norma and great use of your dies, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Brenda said...

Hi Norma, this is an amazing creations. I must have a look at the tutorial, though this would be a tough act to follow! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Challenge! Brenda

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

Helen x

Danielle Champagne said...

Wow. wow. wow. this is one beautiful Norma original style! both cards are awesome, I love this pretty envelope that shows the image, love your papers and the stylish flowers. I could go on and on... I love it all. Hugs. xox

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy X

Huny said...

Beautiful card with fantastic Tildas, there are so many now, I can't tell the ''age'' of them, but these look what I call the 'original' shape ... which always seem to have a more nostalgic charm. And of course beautifully coloured.

XxJULESxX said...

Wow stunning work Norma!

Julie said...

This is just stunning Norma - love your colouring and every detail! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week, good luck, Juliexx

Shelly said...

Wow Norma, your card is just so pretty...I love the design and lovely papers, all of it in fact!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely card and joining us at Passion for Promarkers, Shelly x

The Crafty Den said...

Beautiful card as always Norma. I love the images and your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Kelly said...

I love the double tag and Edwin peaking out in the front. Gorgeous flowers and papers to go with. Inspiring.
Hugs Kelly

Scrappy Scatty said...

Great Make
Thank you for joining us in our *Christmas colours challenge* at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge

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