Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sweet Wishes


Wow, last day of the year!!! So I guess this is my last card to show you for 2011. It can be a Happy New Year card if you only see the front of the card, but it's actually a birthday card.

This Magnolia image is called Celebration 1 Tilda. She was at one time an exclusive stamp for Creashop Duymelot, but she is now part of Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012 and available from Diana's on-line store Magnolia-licious where you and I can get all kind of stuff that are Magnolia--stamps, doohikey cutting dies, magazines (along with discounts and store credits).

This is how I've decorated the inside of the card. Not much embellishments except for those Memory Box die cuts. Don't you just love those exquisite designs from Memory Box? The Memory Box dies are also available from Magnolia-licious here.

The adorable gal sitting there is called Tilda with Pie--yeah, I keep looking for a pie to go with this image, but no sign of it anywhere...LOL. She is also from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012.

Challenges that I am entering with this card:

Papertake Weekly - sketch
Passion for Promarkers Week 129 – Celebrations
Stampin’ for the Weekend Challenge 23 – Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 112 – Happy
Dutch Dare Card Challenges DDCC #145 – My Favorite Things (Magnolia stamps)
Charisma Cardz Challenges Week #50 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge #66 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge #44 – Anything Goes

That's all for now.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to all of you who had visited me in the past year and leaving me lovely comments (or not...LOL). Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year!!! See you next year!

Materials and Tools Used:

Sentiment Stamp: Hero Arts Sweet Wishes

DP's: Chatterbox Light Parlor Stripe; DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper pad; Provo Craft Super Slab 10 paper pad

Dies: Spellbinders Labels Twenty Two; Memory Box Madera Borner; Cheery Lynn Olive Branch

Punches: Martha Stewart edge punch Deco Fan; EK Success medium and small Retro Flower punches; Punch Bunch small Impatiens and small Cosmos; Michaels tiny sun punch

Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pads Frayed Burlap, Crushed Olive and Dusty Concord; Pearls from my stash

Medium: Letraset Promarkers and Letraset Pantone Tria Markers
--face & skin: blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink, satin
--hair and boots: umber, cinnamon, tan, burnt umber, caramel, sandstone
--for the purplish colour: amethyst, orchid, lavender
--for the olive green colour: olive green, 5767-T, 617-T
--for the whitish colour: warm grey 4, cool greys 2 & 1


Candy said...

Omgoodness! Your card is gorgeous!!! I just the purple and green combination and the patterned papers you used are perfect. Love it.

Donalda said...

Hon this is just gorgeous !!! I love the layout dear and your coloring is just gorgeous as always dear. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us dear. Have a Happy and Safe New Year dear. Hugs

Patti Jo said...

Awesome....LOVE IT!!! Wonderful color combination and those little checked flowers....sooo cute! Absolute fabulous work Norma!!! A Very Happy New Year to you!!!

Tracy said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation, Happy new year and all the best for 2012.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Norma! Gorgeous colouring and love the colour combo! Juliexx

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma and a happy, healthy, prosperous new year to you.
You have outshined yourself with this card. I love those layers. They look awesome. The memory box dies have to be the best ones around. Hmmmm...more spending. your coloring is beautiful and I loooove your flowers. Tilda with pie!!! I think she ate it.
Hugs Maz

Helga said...

Eine wundervolle - so kräftige Farben - super finish
Alles Gute für 2012
Helga aus Österreich

Danielle Champagne said...

OH! Norma, this is one of my favourite color combo.Your have put this so nicely together, gorgeous layering, beautiful papers, and this awesome cluster along with the gorgeous corner die cut. So so cute. the inside is just as wonderful. Did I tell you I love it all?
Happy new year !

Renkata said...

hi Norma,
Happy New Year dear!
Such a gorgeous card dear.
Amazing colours combo and layout.

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Norma !

Happy New Year 2012! Health! Prosperity! Creativity!

What a fabulous card ! Beautiful papers. Incredible work of colours on Tilda. Excellent work. The inside is also magnificent as the outside. It's very successful ! Continue like that, I 'm fan ! What a creativity !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Wow, who would ever think green and purple would turn out to be such an awesome combo? I TOTALLY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, IT. Your layout is FABULOUS too. Have a wonderful 2012.

Sweetncrafty Gal said...

Happy New Year!!!

Your creation is so sweet, thanks for playing at charisma in our 2 week challenge good luck!
Carlyann xx (owner/dt at charisma)

Unknown said...

Wow Norma what a way to end the year!!!! Your card is just Fabulous!!!!! The coloring is stunning!!!!! Happy New Year to you!!!!

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Such al lovely card.
Happy new year.
Hugs Miranda

coops said...

fantastic card norma.your colour combo is stunning and i love the sweet tilda :D
thanks for joining us in our mega christmas challenge at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Leslie said...

Super cute card! Love your papers, layout and that sweet image! Thanks for playing with us in the Dutch Dare Card Challenge!
Leslie, DT

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous! Happy 2012!

Eve said...

Beautiful coloring! Now i can see what you meant by the color combo; purple & green! lol (thanks for visiting my blog ;-)) Japanese new year always remind me of Olive Green color, and as you guessed it, purple is my fav. color to play with :-) I luv even the inside of your card!! Happy New Year Norma!

Regina said...

Awesome Norma!! LOVE IT!!! Wonderful color combination and the images are adorable!! Absolute amazing!!
A Very Happy New Year to you!!!
Hugs Regina

Rene said...

Happy New Year Norma! Stunning your colors! Can't wait to see your gorgeous creations for 2012!!!!
Rene :D

Candy said...

Happy New Year Norma!
Oh my gosh!
Your card is beautiful and delightful!!
Love the colours, papers and design.
Hugs, Candy

Desiree said...

Gorgeous card Norma! I love all the layers! This prompts me to ask how you get such close layers? Do you trace around the outside of the die and cut by hand or what? I have seen it on other blogs as well and never been able to figure out how the effect is achieved. Thanks!

Pam said...

Norma..your card is soooo awesome. Your coloring is fantastic and I love the colors you chose to use and all the embellies!!!

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous Norma! Chases the Winter Blues right away! Happy New Year to you!

Unknown said...

Hi Norma, first of all I want to wish you a wonderful 2012!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet words on my last card (blush). I so appreciate you taking the trouble to pop over and check out my work! I just always love getting inspiration on your blog! You make such sweet projects, your colouring is brilliant and your projects so creative. I love this last card you made, great colour combo and such lovely details. Hugs, Frea

Laney said...

Super Card!!
thanks for joining us at Charisma this time hope to see you next time too

Karen said...

Such a beautiful card!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty way to use the dies and lovely card Norma. Happy New Year!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, gosh, Norma! What can I say about this stunning card and where do I begin? First, your color choices are so fresh together! Your coloring is perfect! I love how you've showcased Tilda inside and out and the shapes you have used are gorgeous! This is one bodaciously beautiful card. Can't wait to see what exceptional work you come up with in the New Year...hugs...Barb

Cathy said...

Norma, you do such beautiful and enjoyable work. Love the Tildas and the purple. Happy New Year!

Jean said...

Golly Norma, this is just so gorgeous.. the color combination is just too perfect and amazing.. who would have thought of that .. I just need to get my paper and go with it, but I see a paper and am too afraid to use those colors, but must just go with it like you do.. your layout is amazing as is your coloring of all Tilda's. You have done another beautiful job..
Hugs, Jean

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely Gorgeous Norma! I love those Memory box dies... I think I'm going to have to get this corner one now. The colours and DP are just lovely and those sweet new Tilda's are a delight. Wonderful creation!
Happy New Year!
Hugs Julie P

Karen said...

Beautiful card! The colors are gorgeous. Happy New Year!


Kelly said...

Stunning colors and the coloring you put together on your card and then the inside is just so cool,, I am going to do that with my memory box dies on the the corners of the inside of the card, if it is ok with you. What a great card you created, as always.

Pat said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Norma! I love the purple and green together!! Your coloring is brilliant...and I love the Tildas you used...sooooo stinkin' cute!! Happy New Year!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Liliya said...

What a fabulous card!! Beautiful colouring!!!
Happy New Year and thank you for joining us at DDCC this week! Lilia DT

paola said...

you are such an inspiration, a truely talented crafter, i just adore the color combo you chose even although i have major problems with purple i am gonna have to give this a go, TFS
happy new year

Angie said...

Gorgeous card great image and i love the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

Linda Palmer said...

Such gorgeous coloring on this card. I love your card, inside and out. You did a beautiful job on it.

Heather Huggins said...

Beautiful card.. I love all your creations!

Debs said...

Simply stunning - inside and out!
Love this colour combo.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this time & good luck.
Debs xx

Tracy said...

Stunning card Norma. Thanks for joining us for our mega Christmas challenge at PFP, good luck.
Tracy. x

Christina C. said...

OMG...what a magnificent way to showcase those adorable are ueber-talented!!!!
Absolutely breathtaking!

Mrs Wonka said...

Beautiful card norma!

I hope that you had a lovely Christmas and that you have a very Happy New Year!

Mrs Wonka xxx

Unknown said...

Wow this card is stunning. I love the green and purple colours and the swirls inside are gorgeous.

If you are interested I have a blog candy in my blog until the 15th January.

Vixykins said...

Lovely to see you join in with our Mega Challenge at Passion for Promarkers, beautiful co-ordinated papers, image and embellishent. Happy New Year and good luck in the draw x

LINDA W. said...

Gorgeous love your color choices and always your coloring,
hugs Linda

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Norma. I love purple.

Cami said...

Beautiful card, Norma! How wonderful to end 2011 with such a lovely creation...a feast for the eyes! Love all the DPs you put together for this card, your (always) lovely floral arrangement, and the beautiful coloring! So appropriate to use this Celebration Tilda to welcome in 2012! All the best to you in 2012, and happy creating and crafting!
Hugs, Cami

Gunn (Merete) said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. I love this card with the bright colors. Tilda is so sweet as always.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Mandy said...

Norma this is beautiful, I'm so pleased you said that Tilda was once an exclusive stamp I was convinced I had already seen her about before this collection.
Happy New Year
hugs Mandy xx

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