Tuesday, November 24, 2009

for someone special

Happy Tuesday!!

This is going to be a quick and short posting, as I want to post this before leaving for work this morning. Am running late already—woke up too late. Well, I actually fell back to sleep after my alarm clock woke me up the first time. I am always doing that!!! I’m such a night owl. Love working into the night, but have to force myself to get up the morning after.

I have this Christmas song buzzing in my head. I think it’s sung by WHAM. It goes like this:

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, but the very next day, you gave it away.
This year, to save me from tears, I'll give it to someone special …...

Do you know that one? Well, this card was inspired by that song. Week 28 challenge at Allsorts Challeng Blog is to take inspiration from a Christmas carol or song title… I’m stretching the title part a bit to the entire first verse of the song, so I hope that’s okay.

I’m using Jeanette’s wonderful sketch that she has provided for Friday Sketchers Challenge 79.

In stamping the images, I’ve done some MASKING, which is the challenge for Week 32 at Just Magnolia Challenge Blog.

What I usually do with my Tildas or Edwins is cut them out with my craft knife and/or my small pointed sciccor and then prop them on pieces of foam tape/dimensionals to give the cards the 3-D look. I think I can count the number of cards on one hand that I haven't done this with. But if I do that with this card, that beats the purpose of masking, doesn't it? So I have left this card in its 2-dimensional state.

Challenge 32 at Colour Create Challenge is to use green, red and white, so that's the colour scheme for this card.

I went for a clean look for this card. Not too much fuss.

On another note, In2stamps has just reveal their 2nd release, the “Birthday Collection”. Ooooh, the images are sooo… cute. You just have to take a quick peek HERE.

Before I sign off, I want to thank everyone who comes to visit me and especially those who leaves me a comment. You have been so encouraging and supportive in your comments. They are very uplifting and mean more to me than you will ever know.

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy your day!

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Heart and Christmas Bench.

DP's: DCWV Holiday stack.

Misc: Kaiser Craft red pearls, So Charming heart charm.


Mandy said...

Stunning card..love the image and the colouring is perfect...great christmas colours..
Mandy xx

Debs said...

Simply stunning.
Love the image and the layout.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Jackie Thomas said...

Stunning card Norma. Adorable little images and the DP is perfect. I love it. xo Jackie

Anonymous said...

Awesome colouring, so bright and terrific!

marsha said...

Beautiful card - love this Tilda and awesome coloring!


Angelwood said...

Really pretty card and your coloring is awesome!!! hugs, Angela

ladydiana said...

Your colouring is superb!!! I love the layout and your choice of dp, the red pops.
hugs, Diana

dolcreations said...

Oh Norma what a beautiful Christmas card..I can just hear that song that you took your inspiration from! I just love the beautiful greens and the beautiful reds! Norma you ROCK girl with talent!

Handmade by Vivi said...

Oh Norma, your card is just adorable!!
you did such a great job in all the challenges!!
Congrats my friend!

Myrna said...

Love it and it's simplicity. Love the bright and cheerful Christmas colors. My son has had three heart surgeries so I am always drawn to anything with a heart in it. Beautiful!

Deb said...

Gorgeous card Norma! The colors just pop off the card. I like the simplicity.

Lori said...

This is a beautiful card! How do you get the shimmer on the socks? Amazing.

cabio's craft corner said...

Fabulous card and love the image you choose to fit with the song. Very cute!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Holiday fabulous-ness--she's such a cutie & love the layout & papers too! I sing that Wham song all the time during the holidays, hee hee--it energizes me!


Cami said...

Oh how well I remember that song! Perfect Tilda with heart for this thought you had! Love the DPs, layout, your coloring, EVERYTHING!!! Such a cheerful, Christmassy card! Hugs, Cami

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!!..I love that song as well.. I'm also a night owl too..my hubby though is a morning person..lol...works okay for us though..Hugs, Ila

Candy said...

Hi Norma,
Your card is crisp and clean and most beautifully made and coloured. Your workmanship is always first rate and I love everything you make!!!!
Hugs, Candy

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Norma! Beautiful colouring!

Only by His Grace said...

oopsie! I was so intent on looking at this card that I forgot to comment on it yesterday.
I love this one. I particularly love how you have placed the holly on the bench with the scrolly pieces. The background paper is perfect with the holly. Always a pleasure.
Hugs Marion

Wendy M said...

Fab card xx

Mina said...

stunning card Norma, I love these two shades of green and red and gorgeous paper...thank you for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Jodie from Oz said...

Norma, Beautiful Christmas card, the papers, design, ribbon & charm are fabulous. Tilda is adorable & coloured wonderfully. Hugs Jodie from Oz

brenda said...

Hi Norma

This is lovely, I adore Tilds red and green socks.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Kirsten said...

Hi Norma this is just stunning my fav image and one of my fav songs thanks you...x

Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week hugs Kirsten...x

Dena said...

Norma! I love what you did here! This is just toooo cute! Beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining Colour Create this week! Hugs, Dena

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