Monday, October 25, 2010

Joy Peace Love - October Christmas Blog Hop

Happy 25th of October! Time for me to post another Christmas card for the Christmas All Year Long Group. And it is part of the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group.

This is also a blog hop! The list of participants and the start of the blog hop can be found at the Christmas Group's blog here. If you're following this hop and you came here from Lori's, then you are on the right track. Your next visit from here will be at Peggie's.

Yikes, only 2 months before Christmas! Can you believe it? It's creeping on us...and fast!!! You may think it's still too far away, but it will be here before you know it...hee hee. It's a good thing my collection is growing slowly but surely. I've made another easel card--a regular size one this time..LOL (for me that's 6" x 6").

I've used 3 Magnolia images for this card, all from last year's Christmas Collection, So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Collection 2009: Tilda with Gift, Sparkling Tilda and Fir in Snow ( I like this one--I call it my Charlie Brown Christmas tree...LOL). BTW, I am waiting on pins and needles for the new A Merry Little Christmas 2010 Collection to arrive. Have you seen the images? They are oooh, so adorable! You can purchase the ones I have used here from Diana's store, Magnolia-licious. And the upcoming ones are also available for pre-order there/here.

I went with a pink and blue colour scheme as I found this delish DP from last year's Basic Grey Christmas DP collection. And I actually only needed one sheet as the paper is double sided. I've added some snow on the little tree just by dabbing some white-drying glue on the branches and then covering them in transparent glitter. Did the same thing with the punched snowflakes.

This is what the inside of my card looks like.

I am using this card to enter a few challenges:

Challenge Up Your Life - Challenge #30 - Easel Card.
Paper Sundaes - Challenge #41 - A Natural Woman.
Let's Ink It Up - Challenge #5 - Make a Scene.
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Challenge #22 - Winter Wonderland.

Hmm.....that's about it for now.

Thank you so much for dropping by. Enjoy your day and hope you have a marvelous week.'s only Monday--and I'm already looking forward to next weekend...LOL.

Now to continue with the hop, go ahead and say hi to Peggie!

Stamps: Tilda with Gift, Sparkling Tilda and Fir in Snow, all from Magnolia's So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Collection 2009, available from Magnolia-licious. Sentiment stamp from Inkadinkadoo clear-stamp set Holiday Filigree.

DP: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Collection Village.
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Peony, Martha Stewart edge punch Snowflakes and large craft punch Snowflake. EK Success punch Snowflake.
Misc.: Mark Richards Cabochons Lt. Pink, Vintage Attic Treasures white pearls, Studio G and Recollections rhinestones, Ribbons from my stash, Jewel Micro-fine glitter cool highlight, Tim Holtz distressing ink pad Tea Dye.


PepPop said...

What a beautiful card. I love the delicate colours. Jaqui x

Pati said...

Hiii Norma

Congratulations on your Christmas card. You are just a GEEEENIUS. I almost collapsed when I looked at the front of the card but then you also beautifully decorated the inside. This is just awesome and a true masterpiece. My respect for all your work! The receiver of this card will be definitely a lucky one! :-)

BIG hugs and have a pleasant week!

charlene said...

Norma your card is just amazing as always...I love how you just created these awesome scenes...beautiful job

Barb Hardeman said...

What a winter wonderland this card is. You've gone over the top with this awesome card. Your coloring is fabulous and I love the shapes you used to ground your Tilda's on . Every detail on this card is sheer delight. Gorgeous work Norma!!!

Monique said...

It's gorgious Norma ! What a cute little tree you used in the background :)).

Hugs Monique

Renkata said...

ohhh Norma, she is so pretty with her gift :)
Fantastic card dear. So soft and magical.

Pen to Paper said...

Wow this is so pretty. I love all the DPs and the snowflakes. Question though, what kind of nestabilitie is that? It's so pretty!!!



Anonymous said...

FABULOUS Norma!!! LOVE your pretty in pink Tilda coloring! oh, she is precious! and that tree! I have to get that out and use it too! I'm inspired! thanks again!
Pam Going Postal

Robin said...

WOW...such an amazing card!!! I love all the amazing things that you've done. Thanks for sharing!

Martina said...

This is again such an amazing card! I really love the colours you have used and you also have colored so beautiful!! Absolutly stunning your card!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful easel card on this winter theme for Tildas. What a pretty DP and it's even better that you can use less with double sided patterns. Love the softness of the colors. Top notch creation Norma!

Unknown said...

Hi Norma, I love your winter scene, just beautiful, fab elements used, great colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck, come back soon. Suzanne x

Claire said...

Wow what a beautiful card, I love the delicate colours and so much detail!! Really stunning. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck :-)
Claire xx

Rene said...

Oh this is fantastic! I love it! I ordered that little Tilda holding the present and I cannot wait to get her! Beautiful job!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is gorgeous Norma!

mgoll88 said...

wow, what an fantastic christmas card
The colours are brilliant!!!!


Julie said...

Norma - This is just stunning! I love all the special elements, and the soft colors are just lovely. Thank you for joining the Magnolia-licious Christmas Blog Hop this month!


Agnieszka M said...

OMG, Norma your easel card is fantastic. Your scene is fab. I love it (stamps and colours are great).
Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up this time.
Hugs, Agnieszka

XxJULESxX said...

wow this is stunning!!!

Leonie said...

O stunning! i just love the almost pastel colours in this BG range!! So pretty! And that sentiment stamp is awesome! Your Tildas are just too cute too! Love it all Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs Leonie

Netty said...

Gorgeous Easel card and so beautifully made. Thank you for joining in at LIIU, Annette x

Sharon said...

Wow, this is beautiful Norma. I love all the attention to details and especially the way your punched snowflake border pops.

PaperSunshine said...

Oh my, another absolutely gorgeous card of yours! Your scene is great, the coloring is great, the papers and layout are all awesome but most of all I love your snowflakes! The colors and layers and placement are just perfect :)

Kathy said...

Wow, what a stunning card Norma. Love the beautifully decorated bottom half of the easel as well. The recipient will proudly display this, it is lovely.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Ohhhh I so love magnolia stamps and your card is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up!!

Tammy xx

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
Such a darling card. The colours are so soft. I love the background with the fir tree and the snowflakes look gorgeous.
Hugs Marion (Maz)

Carissa said...

This is stunning. I love all of the beautiful detail and your colouring is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Crystal said...

Beautiful card Norma, love the layout & the colouring & paper you used is simply gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with this week's Paper Sundaes Challenge :)

Alica said...

wonderful! Love how you combined the images - great coloring too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Norma, Wonderful! I love the scene you created behind Tilda, with the little snow falling. Your papers are just beautiful: I love the color palette. Tilda looks divine, she is perfectly colored.
Your card is so Fabulous that it just reconcile me with the fact that there is only 2 months to Chrismas, and I saw snow falling this weeked...

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful card Norma, beautiful details and sweet Tildas.

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW Norma - this is just STUNNING! You always give us such wonderful eye candy to drool over!

dolcreations said...

Oh Norma...this is just stunning! Truly a masterpiece you have done here!!!!!

Peggie said...

Beautiful card. Love the soft colors and two Tildas. What could be better.

Nady said...

j'adore ta carte! elle est superbe!
merci de ta visite sur mon blog et pour répondre a ta question, j'ai utilisé le spellbinder labels fourteen.
nadyne xx

Shirl said...

Truly a beautiful winter scene makes you feel all chilly .... yet warm .... when you look at it. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x

Manuela said...

Very nice! Like the colours you've used!

Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your Life!

Hugs, Manuela

Chris said...

Your card is just adorable on so many levels! I love that there are so many elements - everywhere - that work so well together. It's gorgeous!


Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Another gorgeous card, Norma! It is so yummy! I love the pastel colors. Your coloring is beautiful & I love the snowflakes with the 'icing'......beautiful! Just beautiful!

Huggies ~

Kendra said...

What an awesome Magnolia Card! Love all the details and the colors are beautiful! Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!

Stempelhexe said...

Eine ganz zauberhafte Karte ist das geworden.


Benedicte said...

beautiful easel-card
lovely soft colors
thanks for joining LIIU
hugs, Benedicte

Dena said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I love all the pretty snowflakes and great papers!
Hugs, Dena

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