Thursday, September 02, 2010

Sorry to see you go - card for Rebecca


In the office where I work, there's a girl--her name is Rebecca--who's been helping us for the past year. She's been filling in for a colleague who went on maternity leave. Tomorrow will be Rebecca's last day with us, as my colleague is coming back. I wanted to give her a card, so I made this quick one for her.

I used this wonderful sketch of Alex that she has created for Challenge #66 at Everybody-Art-Challenge. As you can see, I've pretty much follow the layout.

Double Dutch is having what they call The Easy Challenge for their Challenge #51. You get to choose your favourite challenge from their DDC#1 through to DDC#50. Rebeccca's favorite colour is pink, so I had to have pink in the colour scheme. One of DDC's challenges fits the bill, DDC #24 -True Colours, which is to make a card with the colours pink, brown and cream.
Charisma Cardz's current challenge, their #35, is for the theme: Inspired by a Song! I think the song from the Sound of Music--I love that movie--So Long Farewell is just perfect for this.

This very adorable Magnolia image is called Goodbye Tilda. She is from the Bon Voyage 2010 Collection--you can get her from Magnolia-licious on-line store. The sentiment is computer generated.

DP: Memories Magenta Style Daisies, Hot Off the Press Paper Pizzazz Jacie's Vintage papers.
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities petite ovals small, Martha Stewart border punch lattice, Punch Bunch leaf punches, EK Success retro flower punches: large, medium and small.
Misc.: Making Memories brads, Darice pearls.

On another note......Oooooh, I've just got to show you this picture!!!

Look at these flowers! I spent an entire morning and part of the afternoon this past weekend making them. Aren't they gorgeous?

If you have the Magnolia Ink magazine #4, the Fun in the Summer Sun edition, you probably already know about this-flower tutorial that Johanna (Magnolia Sweden DT member) made. Have you tried it?

But I actually first saw this flower tutorial on YouTube, but is all in Swedish. I think its from a Swedish scrapbooking TV program. But never mind, you don't really need to understand her to follow how she makes her flowers.

This is now my favorite way to make your-own-flowers--until something else comes up that is ...hee hee. This is way too cool--frigid...LOL.

Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate your visit. Enjoy your day.


Debbie said...

A totally adorable card Norma. It must be mixed emotions for you, one girl going one coming back!!
She will love this card, I would.

Those flowers are stunning, was it easy to do? I am a little heavy handed and wondered if I would make a mess of it!

dolcreations said...

Norma this is so sweet.I just love the colour pink too! What a perfect image for this occasion! I just checked out that link...awesome I tell ya! Thank-you so much for giving us that link! I actually have those punches...yahooo...It is suppose to rain all weekend so I may give this a go! LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Norma this is breathtakingly beautiful I love the papers and design those flowers look amazing thank you for the link, and Tilda is so lovely.
Lorraine x

Debs M x said...

gorgeous card x

Astrid said...

Gorgeous card Norma, i have seen it for making the flowers, its an easy way to do and very pretty.
Hugs Astrid

Martinas Welt said...

Such a cute card for your co-worker to give her for her last day.
And your are amazing! Thanks for the link!
Martina...from the "Sound of Music" country ;)

Berenice R. said...

Super cute card! Love the flowers. Thanks for sharing :)

Barb Hardeman said...

Completely stunning card, Norma! Your hand made flowers are beautiful - you're so talented! I think your co-worker will save this card forever!

Peggie said...

Really sweet card. Love those flowers.

Diana Crick said...

Norma, Your card is beautiful, absolutely adore the flowers. I need to come visit you some Sunday afternoon and you can show me how to make them. How about this Sunday? I am going on a card making cruise Sept. 10th and I have to make 20 cards for a swap. Kidding but it would be fun, maybe???
hugs, Diana

Candy said...

Your co-worker is going to save this card forever. It is beautiful!!
Your flowers are amazing and they look stunning on your card :o)
Hugs, Candy

Cami said...

Beautiful farewell card, Norma! How bittersweet...the temp is leaving and how nice the other is returning from maternity leave. Your card is beautiful...AND so are the paper flowers you made! Hey they look better than Primas!
Hugs, Cami

Leonie said...

Beautiful colour scheme! Love this Tilda too she looks so sad and so sweet all at once!. And those flowers are amazing!!!
Hugs Leonie

Patti Jo said...

Quick card???? Oh my, yes, you are good to make this adorable card quick! Rebecca is going to love and treasure your card Norma!!! Tilda won't be the only one with a tear! You've done a beautiful job on the flowers too, they are gorgeous!!! Fantastic work as always Norma!

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your fabulous card Norma its so cute and gorgeous flowers.

Leah the Orange said...

oooh, Norma, what a lovely card! i'm sure she's just as sad to go as you all are to see her go! and i'm certain she'll love this beautiful card (those flowers are fab!). thanks for joining the Gals at Charisma this week!

Allison said...

such a sweet card
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Nicole said...

Hi Norma,

Love your card. There's an english videa on youtube that features the same flower tutorial:

Hope you like it!

Lisette Morris said...

Your card is fantastic! I was wondering if you made your flowers until I scrolled down some more. They are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Hi Norma,

I'd like to reach you by email, but my computer can't seem to connect to your quick link and so I can't see what your addy is.

Would you please send me an email

You've got such an awesome talent....and your quite the enambler!! :) Now I'm just going to have to buy some stamps and prisma pencils!!

Please email me.


Angela said...

Beautiful card, Norma. Gorgeous color combination and your coloring is just wonderful! I love those flowers you made - I need to take an afternoon and try my hand at it too! ;) hugs, Angela

Alex said...

Wonderful work! The card is so lovely and the flowers are great!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Nancy said...

Oh Norma, this is positively delicious. I love the colors and the flowers are wonderful! I am sorry your friend is not going to be at work, but what a lovely card for her send-off.

Janneke said...

Awesome card ;o)
Thanks for joining us at Double Dutch Challenge this week!

Janneke X

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