Friday, September 09, 2011

Thinking of You - 3 KAOS Cards + 1


In my last posting I have shown a KAOS card that I received from Oliver. When I received it in the mail, it brought a smile to my face and it sure brighten my day. I wanted to do the same to a few people, so I have been busy making these three cards to send off. (See my last posting for the details on the KAOS award.)

I call these mini cards, because they are smaller than my usual 6" x 6" (15cm x 15cm) cards, but they are not really minis...LOL...more like medium-size card. They are 4" x 6" (10cm x 15cm).

So these cards, I will be mailing to three of the many beautiful people that I have met in blog land: Barb (Stampelicious), Patty Jo (PJSDesigns) and Maz (Only By His Grace). There are so many lovely ladies out, but sigh...I am only making three!!!

The layout and design, cardstock, DP's and embellishments for all three cards are the same. Trying to figure them out is what usually takes me ages to do!!! No way was I going to design 3 complete different cards. Soooo.....these are all more or less the same, except for the Magnolia Tilda image. As you can see here, I've made them into easel cards.

Here are close-ups of the 3 card fronts. On this first one, I have used Travelling Tilda from the Bon Voyage Collection 2010.

Tilda with Pony Tail is sitting on the second card. She is from the Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011.

And the third card has Sweetie Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011 also.

And look! While I was at it, I decided to make a Thank You card for my Swedish young friend in the same style.

And this image is Lying Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011.

ALL these Magnolia images I have used, including the sentiment "Just sitting here thinking of you" are available from Magnolia-licious, your on-line source of anything and everything Magnolia in North America. it is also your best source of the mini-version stamps of these and many other Magnolia images. The service there is excellent!!!

These are a few challenges that I can use my cards as entries to:

Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 127 - The Sky's the Limit
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 50 - Easel Card/Easel Box Card
Simon Says Stamps - Multi-fold Cards/Creations
PaperPlay Challenges - Week 36 - Use 2 or more stamps

Thanks so much for dropping by--so glad to see you. Your visit is always appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend!

Materials and Tools used:

Other stamp used not mentioned above: Inkadinkadoo "Thanks for Thinking of Me"

DP's: DCWV The Blossom Song Stack, DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy Premium Stack

Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Twenty One and Petite Ovals; Sizzix Sizzlits Die Decorative Strip Wingo Zingo alphabet; Marianne Design Creatables Swirls and Leaves
Punches: EK Success medium Retro Flower; Carla Craft flower centre

Misc.: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stamp Pads Frayed Burlap and Broken China

Medium: Alcohol-ink-based markers - Letraset Promarkers, Shinhan Touch, Letraset Pantone Tria; Coloured pencils for shading.


Barb Hardeman said...

Oh Norma! Here I am all sick and puney with a terrible cold and horrible headache and you've been thinking of me! I'm so touched. This is the kind of award I'll be honored to receive and just as honored to pass on! You are one dynamic lady! A billion hugs (but not too close because I don't want to pass germs),

Danielle said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! How adorable Norma. I am positive Barb, Maz and PattiJo will be delighted. All 3 cards are soooooooooo beautiful, and so thoughful. I love the sentiment and you chose 3 perfect Tilda to accompany it. Your die cut is fantastic, paper gorgeous, and coloring divine
Have a nice weekend.

Danielle said...

OH! I forgot to write how thoughtful it is of you to send this lovely thank you card. Adorable it is.

dolcreations said...

Norma...these cards are unbelievable beautiful, thoughtful and awesome! How very kind of you to do up these very detailed cards. They truly are gifts to receive!

Marilyn said...

These are fabulous Norma and so, so cute!

Teri said...

Oh Norma!! These are just as adorable as can be and didn't you just choose three of the nicest people to send them to!!!! I love the idea of this kind of award and that they are of a certain size and what not!!! A lovely way to acknowledge someone special!! Your cards are wonderful, as always, and your coloring is beautiful!!!

Dena said...

How adorable! Love your mini cards!!! They will be delighted to receive them. Now I'm off to see exactly what that means haha!
Hugs, Dena

LaJanette said...

Norma these cards are way too cute! I love the colors of your papers and OMG your coloring is FAB! Those ladies getting them are very lucky:0) I am sure you will get a big smile up on their faces.

Thanks for celebrating with us at Top Tip Tuesday; and good luck to you:0)

Rica said...

What absolutely delightful card Norma, these are such beautiful colours, details and beautiful Tilda's. This is wonderful gives for the friends that will sure to be thrilled.

Love to join us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Frea said...

Hi Norma, love this series of cards, They look cheerful and crisp colours! Love them! Hugs, Frea

Lisa M said...

You made them look like they card and go walking around. A-Dorable!!
Fantastic trio of easel cards. :D
Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Top Tip Tuesday. :D
Lisa xx
Be sure you check the TTT guidelines for even MORE chances to win on this challenge. :D
Happy stamping...

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Norma!
I just luv your cards.... You do your tilda's so very pretty and you have some awesome projects...
I'm very inspired.....

Tracy said...

Really beautiful projects, and I love your use of colour

Rene said...

Oh my FAVORITE and green! What beautiful little cards! They're so sweet and so beautifully put together!
(And to answer your question...I only have a few more shower invites left for "our" side then it's off to do the dad's side...notice I did our side first in case I get tired and quit! LOL!).
Always a pleasure to come by here and get inspired!
Rene :D

Sandy said...

All three cards are delightful! I know how much Barb, Maz and Patti Jo will appreciate receiving them. What a neat idea - I think will will try the same thing or do you have to get one before you send one. No matter - it is just a good idea. Your cards are beautiful and your coloring is perfection.

Angie said...

Hi Norma,

These cards are just beautiful. I've never heard of the KAOS cards so it was fun to read about. I'm certain that all recipients will be thrilled.


Paula said...

These are wonderful!! I love that you used an "odd" size for the cards and love the color theme you used!! And the Tildas are all colored wonderfully! Great job:)

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness all the special ladys
will love them..Such a cute ideal
to send the award. I love all the
beautiful cards that you made.
hugs Linda

Hazel said...

So so gorjuss, I love them all and I'm sure the recipients will aswell,
H xx

Tinemor said...

WOW!!!!! These are soooo cute!! I don`t know what to say... It`s just gorgeous!! Love the colores! And your coloring!!!

Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and hope to see you in this week Sketch Challenge!

Hugs Tine

charlene said...

Wow these are just beautiful and going to some well deserved gals I sweet of someone to start.
Your talent is top notch

cathylynn said...

My Gosh Norma these are all so beautiful!! I love your choice of colors for each one and the details are amazing. I'm sure those lucky girls will treasure these beauties! Fabulous work as always!! This is the first I've heard of KAOS too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Jane H said...

Oh My! Love the set just amazing.

Anonymous said...

Stunning cards Norma!! Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly this week. x

Jean said...

OMG Norma, Now we know Barb is please as heck to get a card as beautiful as these and I can say Patti Jo and Maz will be just as tickled pink to recieve theirs too... I adore these cards and how you did them.. lots of work put into them and you did such a gorgeous job on them.. adore that you used the alcohol-ink based markers, they make the mso beautiful... love your coloring and the quotes... Going to some really worthy gals...
Hugs, Jean

Pink Stamper Girl said...

Hi Norma,
I wanted to tell you that your cards are so gorgeous! I really love the colors and I truly enjoyed looking at them! They are very lucky to be receiving such beautiful cards and that's very sweet of you! :D

Elle said...

Very beautifully done. Your coloring is divine! I love the dp and the flowers are so pretty.

Christina C. said...

OMG....lucky recipients!!!! That is so thoughtful of you and I know all three of those wonderful gals will be thrilled!!!!
Thank you for educating us on "KAOS" cards. All of your cards are magnificently colored with fabulous details.

Anonymous said...

Awesome and pretty! love the colours, And shapes of your cards,

There are loads of ways for you to win! @ Top Tip Tuesday you can get extra entries by visiting DT and or other challengers leave them a message and tell them you saw their card at Top Tip Tuesday
Thanks for joining in the fun for our 1st Birthday challenge,
hugs Samantha


I used picket fence crackle paint on the roses. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog :O)

Linda said...

Wow absolutely gorggeous cards!!!! Wow the colors are super!!!! Love the design too!!!!! Excellent work~~~~

Jo said...

Hi, I saw your fab easel card over at Top Tip Tuesday so came for a look. They are all beautiful, I love the shape you've used and they're all embellished so beautifully. Jo x

Cami said...

Hi Norma! Goshes, your KAOS cards are all beautiful and first of all, I think that young Oliver is a talented gal and has found a mentor in you! It is wonderful of you to pass this on to wonderfully talented gals. Your work inspires so many people, and you always share your tutorials, and always respond to questions posed to you. Have a wonderful day, and keep up the beautiful work!
Hugs, Cami

cotnob said...

Gorgeous card, I saw it on Top Tip Tuesday, I love the shape and colours.

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow these are gorgeous, love the shape and the images, a truly fabby gift, thanks for sharing them with us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

April said...

great cards. I love the colors! I saw them at TTT.

Dawny P said...

What lovely cards chick. I like the design and the colours you used. Thank you for joining us this week over at Simon Says Stamp. Hugs Dawny x

Iulia said...

Oh, these are sooo beautiful, Norma! How lucky these 3 ladies are! Since they are all mutual friends I'll try not to die with You know, I should try and make at least 2 cards following the same pattern. Finding and matching and embellishing is definitely the hardest part and takes me hours too. I love this layout and the colors and of course all this beautiful selection of Maggies!
Have a happy day hun!
Hugs, Iulia

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Paper Play Challenges! Sure hope you join us again soon!

Peggie said...

These are all adorable. Love RAK or KOAS which seems to be about the same thing.

Patti Jo said...

I certainly do feel very lucky, not only in receiving one of these beauties, but knowing Norma! Yup, not only tremedously talented, she is also the sweetest and kindest gal you'll want to meet! The photos of these cards are terrific, but in real life they are just that much more! Norma your work is always impeccable and you have such fantastic details with everything matching perfectly! Thank you so much Norma for your thoughtfulness and for being a friend! Truly a treasure!!!

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