Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Season's Greetings - Magnolia-licious 'Celebration'


We're halfway into our current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.  The theme for this challenge is 'Celebration' (e.g. new baby, birthday, anniversary, graduation, Christmas, etc.).  It's an easy theme!  So I hope you can play along with us.  There's one more week before the end of the challenge.  Visit the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog to get complete details on the challenge and don't forget to check out what my DT teammates have created for your inspirations.

I've decided to celebrate Christmas for the challenge.  This is only my second Christmas card of the year.

I've created a round/circular side-step card which I've set up as an easel card.

The template/tutorial for the round/shaped side-step card you can find HERE.

Taking a closer look at the Magnolia Stamps being featured--it's one of the oldies.

- Tilda With Christmas Candles from the A Christmas Story Collection 2012

This stamp and other 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'll be happy to bring it in for you.
And other-brand stamps that the store carries include Stamping BellaWee StampsWild Rose StudiosSaturated Canary and Crafter's Companion.

Challenges for this card:
ABC Challenges - F is for Fancy Folds
Craft Your Passion Challenge #308 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #277 - Cute or Anything Goes Christmas
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #421 - Homemade Embellishments
Happy Little Stampers April Christmas Challenge - Die Cut/s
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #32 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap! Challenge LTSCB #76 - Anything Goes
Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia Challenge #132 - Pearls or Gems
Petal Lu Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #13 - Anything Goes with an optional theme of Girly

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:  Recollections Starry Night paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Circles, Labels Twenty-Two, Petite Ovals and Twisted Metal Tags and Accents; Dee's Distinctively IME-025 Christmas Stacker Tree; Memory Box 98218 La Rue Flourish and 98316 Cherry Blossom (flower centres); Tim Holtz Festive Greenery; Poppystamps 977 Berry Sprig; Magnolia Stamps Doohickey Mistletoe
Punches:  Punch Bunch Large Impatient; Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (flower centres)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; 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 boots:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone  
- blue shades:  twilight blue, 549-T, 550-T, pebble blue 
- brown pants:  Touch BR98, Touch BR92, cinnamon, tan
- candles:  olive green, 5767-T, apple cider
- yellow shades:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup, daffodil bloom
- candlestick:  cool greys 3 - 5   
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Desire Fourie said...

Norma this is a gorgeous Christmas creation. Loving the little trees peeking out.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Czarna dama said...

Fantastyczna kartka. Ja oglądam i podziwiam tutaj każdą jedną. Są tak śliczne i tak dopracowane, a do tego zawsze fantastyczna kolorystyka.... Cudo!

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Wow this is just gorgeous.
Hugs Miranda

Julie P said...

You're getting a great start on christmas this year, beautifully done Norma xo Julie P

Deb said...

Absolutely stunning card!
Many thanks for joining us at CCT this week!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Norma this is gorgeous! Your coloring is fantastic hon... I love this round step card. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. Also, is your image fussy cut out and adhered to that panel? If not, how did you get the feet to look like they are dangling off?
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Sid said...

Fab card, beautifully designed and put together ! I have also become your latest blog follower !

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card design, love your image. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Helen said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday.

Helen N x

Plony said...

This is a beautiful card with great colors. Very pretty! Thanx for joining us at LHOSM, xxx Plony

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 277 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for April - I'd love to see it there too x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Beautiful card...great shape and image...Thank you for joining us at CYP this week....Joolsx

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! Such beautiful details. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge blog
Tina dt

Bad Kitty said...

so pretty !
Thank you for joining us at The crafty addicts!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

lulucker said...

What an absolutely fabulous design, I love it. thank you for joining us at Petal Lu x

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Stunning card with amazing colouring. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at ABC challenges.
Hugs, Iwona

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my how beautiful this festive creation is Norma, thank you for joining our challenge at LPOCF
lorraine x

Carol said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at HLS Christmas challenge this month Carol DT x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

It's a real gem! So much is happening on your card, it is unusual. I love the Christmas tree, look cool with this design.
Thank you for sharing with HLS.

Linda said...

Simply stunning!! Thanks for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge xx

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