Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A gift for you


This is my latest card. It's my DT card for the August inspiration challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

Maria is the hostess for the month of August and she has chosen this picture to provide you with inspirations.

And to further inspire you, have a look at fabulous cards and projects that the other DT gals have created HERE!

I hope you will come and play along with us in our challenge.

Now...some details about my card.

This adorable Magnolia image is Secret Tilda from the A Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010. You can find her and all things Magnolia, including the mini version of this, at Magnolia-licious on-line store.

This type of card is called a buckle card. As you can see there is a piece of cardstock that serves as a belt and you insert it into a slot to secure the card.

The inside of my card is really what was inspired by Maria's picture.

The sight of those purses just suggested to me...SHOPPING!!! And the very best way to go shopping is if you have a gift card...LOL...then it doesn't cost you anything! Somebody else already paid for it...woo-hooooo. That's why I decided to make this into a gift-card holder also.

I have a Coluzzle template for various sizes of purses. I thought this would be perfect to hold a gift card and then inserted this into a pocket that I have created inside the card.

This image is called Tilda Goes Shopping from the Bon Voyage Collection 2010 which also can be found at Magnolia-licous on-line store.

Here are a few challenges that I am entering with this card:

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Challenge 156 - A Gift Card
Magnolia Stamp Lover Challenge - Flowers
Magnolia Down Under - Challenge #110 - Flutterbys
Hooked on Craft - Challenge #6 - Things With Wings
Flutter By Wednesday - Challenge #167 - Punches and/or dies cuts
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar - Week 120 - Sentiments
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Week 43 - Use A Lot (flowers and pearls)
Fussy & Fancy Friday 1000 Follower Month Long Celebration Challenge (birthday)
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge #162 - Birthday

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by. Your visit is always appreciated. Have a wonderful day.

Materials and Tools Used:

DP's: K&Company Watercolour Bouquet Designer Paper Pad, Recollections Printed Scrapbook Papers.

Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven, Grand Labels Eleven, Scalloped Circles and Donna-Salazar Rose Creations; Magnolia Doohickey Swirl; Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Butterflies.

Punches: Martha Stewart Edge Punch French Scroll, Leaf; McGill Petite Petals; Carla Craft flower; Michaels miny flower/sun.

Misc.: Coluzzle Stampendous Purse Template; Tim Holts Distress Ink Stamp Pad Frayed Burlap, Recollections and Mark Richards half pearl stickers.

Medium: Alcohol-Ink-Based Markers - Letraset Promarkers, Shin-han Touch and Letraset Pantone Tria.


Lamanuelle said...

C'est absolument magnifique!! Bravo une super idée de cadeau! Bises. Nadine

Debbie said...

Hi Norma, I am sorry I have been missing in action for ages, I have missed your gorgeous work.
Wow today's card is stunning, all that work, it must have taked you ages!
Its beautiful, cannot wait to see what you are upto next. Debbiexx

Jenny said...

What an amazing creation! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Hookedoncraft for our Things with Wings challenge. Beautiful!

dolcreations said...

Unbelievably awesome Norma. I just love your card with the gift card inside the purse. The way you do the inside of your cards is stunning!

Danielle Champagne said...

Norma, WOW... I am amazed at your imagination. Totally beautiful, such a great idea this little purse. I love it. Tilda is magnificient, your coloring is divine. and the flower cluster is just awesome. The inside is totally special, I adore.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is absolutely stunning Norma, the design is fantastic with all the interesting details and you colouring is beautiful.

Many thanks for joining the fun at Cupcake Craft Challenges.


Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card Norma!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie your creation is beautiful, thank you for joining us at JM/HS this time hugs Pops x

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Pat said...

Oh Norma...you never cease to amaze me, girlfriend!! This is the cutest project!! How do you come up with these ideas? I want to come and live in your mind for a week! Such fun!! Hugs. Pat

Sharon Caudle said...

Norma, I always love coming to your blog to see what new fabulous projects you've been working on. It's always beautiful and creative! This card is awesome! I love everything about it!
hugs, Sharon

Anna said...

Goodness, what a great project! Love the pull out purse/gift card holder! Thanks for sharing with us at Flutter By Wed!

Kelly said...

Saw you card on a mutual challenge we entered and it was so striking I had to come take a look. Really beautiful!

cabio's craft corner said...

That's adorable and pretty card Norma and I love that cute purse tag insert for the card.

Cami said...

Awwww Norma, this buckle card and gift purse is such a beautiful set! I like the way you did your buckle, all decorated. The floral arrangement is so beautiful, and that's one of my fave Tilda images. Lovely coloring and great "folds" in her outfit! Great idea to make that purse GC holder to tuck into the card. Who wouldn't want to receive a beautiful set as this!
Hugs, Cami

Janiel/ janny said...

Oh Norma you have gone and done it again!!! Love love love your card.. The colors, details and oh the balance is spot on!!!
big hugs, Janiel

Sandy said...

Norma, Diana is so lucky to have you. This project is amazing and gorgeous. You are always original, fresh and clean in your work. It is so nice to come to a blog and be consistently surprised!!

Janne said...

Oh, WOW this is just so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week.

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, Norma! This is fabulous. The front of the card looks like the ribbon on the inspiration piece, but the inside of your card is purse all the way. You are such a creative gal, I just love the idea of the buckle card and then when you open up that awesome part there is the little purse gift card holder on the inside. Beautiful! Beautiful all the way!

Jean said...

Goodness Norma, this set is so gorgeous.. You did such a remarkable job on your purse and buckle card set.. I adore it and love your colors and the Tilda's you chose.. As usual you did it again.. loving your layout too.. just an overall stunning set.
Hugs, Jean

Donna said...

Beautiful gift card Norma, such a unique design with the little gift card bag! Thank you so much for joining in with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

Karen said...

Beautiful! Love your coloring! : )

Eve said...

wow, wow, wow, what a wonderful piece you've created, for this challenge!! Amazing!! Luv the colors & of course all the elements you put into this creations!! Fabulous!!:-)

Anonymous said...

Hey Norma!! WOW!! I adore your creation here hun!! Love the card and the gift card holder you've fashioned into a purse!! Brilliant coloring and details!! ;)

Christina C. said...

OMG....what a phenomenal creation!!!

Suzi Mac said...

Stunning card and gift card also. Such a clever idea. I'm definitely going to case this idea. Thank you for the inspiration.
Suzi x

Anonymous said...

Norma,this is just lovely! Such a clever idea,just Beautiful
Hugs Julie P

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous project!!!!! I absolutely love it!!!!! Excellent job!!!!~

Eulanda said...

Norma you're so cool!! I just love your cards. I've never seen one I didn't like. hee hee. Gorgeous flowers and your coloring of Tilda is OH MY GAWSH stunning! Hugs!

Kelly said...

That is a fabulous card as well as very unique. Love it.

Elle said...

Your very creative and inspiring!

Anne H. said...

These are wonderful!
Thanks for joining us this week at JM/HS.

Paula said...

LOVE THIS! This is really cute. Love this "buckle card". I have never seen this but what a great job you did on this. Tilda looks fantastic! awesome project!

charlene said...

Norma you have done it again ! Great job love your coloring and ideas

Unknown said...

Norma - I'm picking myself up from the floor!! This is amazing:-) I love how you have taken the picture and created the most gorgeous card complete with the cutest little bag!! So awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at MDUC this week:-)

Meg Farris said...

What an adorable creation! I love it! Thanks for joining the MSL Challenge!

Only By His Grace said...

A brilliant example of one talented lady...Your coloring is always pleasing to the eye and as for the design of the card....simply awesome.
Love the flowers, the papers, the gift purse....everything.
hugs maz

Monique said...

That's so beautifull Norma !

Hugs Monique

Patti Jo said...

I'm so far behind, I missed this one too! So precious and you are so creative Norma! What a special card and love your flowers too! Awesome work!

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