Monday, May 30, 2011

Be happy every day

Hello! And a happy Monday to all.

I have my latest card here to show you--stating the obvious...LOL. This is a short post.

For the layout, I've used Moni's wonderful sketch that she has created for Stempeleinmaleins' Challenge No. 17.

I am also entering the following challenges with this card:

Passion for Promarkers - Week 101 (Congrats, ladies and Happy 2nd Anniversary!) - All the 2's. I have 2 images, 2 designer papers and 2 ribbons.

Papertake Weekly - Pale, Pretty Pastels

Stamp With Fun - Challenge 113 - In the Garden

This adorable image is of Happy Spring Tilda. She is from Magnolia's Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011. For the background, I have used an Alota image. I purchased both stamps from Magnolia-licious (although Diana doesn't carry this particular Alota stamp anymore).

That's it for now!

Thanks for dropping by. Appreciate your visit and all your wonderful comments very much. Have a wonderful and productive week!

Materials and tools used:

Tools: EK Success border punch Double Crochet Lace, Magnolia doohickey die Swirl and Leaf.

Misc.: Kaiser Crafts pearls, Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Tea Dye, ribbon from my stash.

Medium: Promarkers:
Face/skin--blush, ginger, apricot, saffron, oatmeal, soft peach;
Hair and shoes--henna, walnut, cinnamon, tan;
Dress and flowers--gold, mustard, buttercup, pastel yellow, ivory;
Bushes--forest green, leaf green, meadow green;
Plants--olive green, marsh green, pear green;
Stone path--cool greys 1 - 5, khaki;
Skies--pastel blue, tea green, cool grey 1.


Ida / Little said...

Oh what an amazing card! Love your colouring. Thank you so much for joining us at PfP for our 2nd anniversary challenge!! :)

Hugs Ida

Monique said...

It's lovely Norma!

Hugs Monique

Sue said...

A beautiful card Norma,love the image and colours.
Sue xx

dolcreations said... have totally outdone yourself again! Beauty card!
Can hardly wait until Wednesday! Bring it on Vancouver!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card Norma. Thanks for joining us for our PfP anniversary challenge.
Hugs Tracy.

Michelle said...

A fantastic card as everytime. Love the way you colour your stamps.
Greetings Michelle

coops said...

wow!! fantastic card norma.i love the tilda and the stunning scene you have created and amazing colouring.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Debs said...

A very pretty card :0)..thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck..hugs Debs x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Norma, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lou said...

Hi!Norma your card is just gorgeous,amazing colouring and Tilda looks so pretty.
hugs Lou.xx

Stampin'Piper said...

Oh Sweetie, what a lovely card! I love the scene you've created!

Thanks for joining us at SEME and good luck!

Big Hugs Tanja

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful scene! Fabby clouds. Gorgeous Tilda. Lovely card! Hugs, Lesley

Unknown said...

Wow Norma your cards are so beautiful and this one is no exception!!!!! Way to go!!!!

Chris said...


Peggie said...

Great card. Fabulous job on the bushes.

Only By His Grace said...

hi Norma!
Whata little cutie this Tilda is. the first time I have seen her. I love the design of your card and your coloring is wonderful.
Thanks for giving the Promarkers that you used. I have just purchased some skin tone ones and have another order in for some more. I'm looking forward to learning how to use them.
Hopefully I will get as good as you.
Hugs Maz

Rene said...

Oooh she's so pretty and cheerful! Love it! Love that background image too!
Rene :D

Pat said...

Oh Norma...this is the happiest little Tilda! And the sweetest and happiest card! It makes me smile all over my face!! Great background scene...gorgeous coloring - as always! Hugs. Pat

H said...

Hi Norma what a gorgeous card again,and you call that a everyday kind of card!!!!!
Love the coloring .
Hugs harma

cabio's craft corner said...

This card is so very happy and it actually made me smile just looking at it. Cute coloring on these images and lovely take on of that sketch. Thanks for sharing my friend. Enjoy the rest of your week :o)

Chris said...

Winner, winner, chicken dinner - this card is just adorable! I love the joy/happiness it screams out! Your coloration is perfect as always.Thanks for sharing what you used, too. Even tho I don't have Pro markers, I know gals who do use them appreciate it. It's an adorable card!


debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Norma and gorgeous too.

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Another winning creation from you. You've definitely have done the challenge justice! I like the cloud like frame! Awesome work,

Elle said...

Not just an everday card, but an everday HAPPY card!

Christina C. said...

What a fun and delightful card, Norma! It certainly put a BIG SMILE on my face! Beautiful job!

Sandy said...

Really nice card -- I think I "NEED" this stone path! Love the use of the dark back ground papers and your swirl!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Norma, Tilda and I have the same philosophy! Be happy evey day! Although I can't jump up and down like her!!! Your scenery is beautiful, love the coloring very much. Tilda is magnificiently colord. Love the shape of the diecut, tooo cute.
Beautiful card, as always an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

What an adorable scene Norma! Love your beautiful coloring. This is a great sketch and I love the shape you used to cut out Tilda - I've never seen it before. Beautiful job! hugs, Angela

Anonymous said...

oh Norma! I'm chuckling here... I haven't been able to get around...too much going on here with family... today I made a card for ATS and I used this same sketch too! oh well, it won't be posted until Friday but still...I'm shaking my head cuz you know why! Jay Jay from the ATS DT is on the Stempeleinmaleins DT too and I saw her card and was inspired! Your card is totally Tilda charming! Love it! Makes me smile!

Janine - Ellabella said...

Oh Norma, your card is just too sweet for words...I love little Magnolia...beautiful colouring as always!

Sandy said...

I love this card - your design work is gorgeous!

Pat said...

I love this one are knocking my socks off, girlfriend! Pat

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