Friday, February 03, 2012

Love - a shaped easel card

Sorry that it took me a while to have another card to post. Life sometimes crafting just have to take a back seat for a wee while.

I made this card for a co-worker at the office who took some vacation time off to go abroad and get married. She is coming on Monday and in the meantime, since I seem to be the designated card maker in the office...LOL, I had to produce a card for everyone to sign to give to her when she comes back.

So I came up with this shaped easel card. I hope she will like it.

This Magnolia image of Edwin and Tilda from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012 is actually called Cuddly Sibling, but I think it works just as well for a couple as siblings.

Do you know that it took me a while to figure whose boot that's at the very right belongs to? Whether it's Tilda's or Edwin's. I've seen it interpreted both ways...LOL. The way it looks to me though, I think that's Tilda's leg that's sticking out from under her ruffled skirt. What do you think?

Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store, is the place to get this and more Magnolia's wonderful products--adorable stamps (full size ones and minis), doohickey cutting dies, magazines, etc. Check out the other crafting tools and gorgeous dies that are available there too.

I had to make plenty of space for my co-workers--there are sixteen of them--to sign their names and maybe along with little notes, so I've made a swing away panel to leave the bottom base of the card blank. They can also use the top part.

Challenges for this card:
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge #149 – Diamonds or Pearls (I've used pearls which is one of my favorite embellishments)
Simply Magnolia – Hearts & Love Challenge
Scrap & More February Challenge - Valentine or Love
Deep Ocean Challenges Challenge #18 – Love You
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations – Red, Pink and White
Passion for Promarkers Week 134 – New Beginnings (new married life)
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #40 – Use the colours red, pink & white in your project
Allsorts Challenge Week 139 – One or more hearts
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar Week 142 – Special Monthly Challenge of Anything Goes with the option of a Valentine’s card
Stampin’ for the Weekend Challenge 2 – Embossing

Okay that's it for me for now. Enjoy the rest of your week and have a wonderful weekend.

Materials and Tools Use:

The sentiments are computer generated

DP's: Recollections Garden Florals paper pad

Dies: Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals, Classic Hearts and Labels Fourteen; Magnolia doohickey Swirls; CC Designs Cutters Big Hearts and Leafy Branch

Punches: EK Success retro flower medium and small; Martha Stewart rose leaf; Carl Craft cosmos flower small

Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Musical Flourish

Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad frayer burlap; Recollections pearl brad; pearls from my stash

Medium: Letraset Promarkers and Letraset Pantone Trias


Iulia said...

It's absoluteluy fabulous, Norma!!! Wow, I just love this shape and the way you added the swing away panel! How clever! I was wondering, when I started reading where all those people will have to sign lol, then I saw the inside!Wow! I'm sure she'll love and cherish it!
I really have to make one of these:)
Have a great weekend sweetie!

Nicola said...

Oh Norma, this is beautiful, your co-worker will treasure it! I love the extra space for messages and all the gorgeous details!
Thanks for entering our hearts challenge this week over at Allsorts and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Sue said...

Norma,its lovely to see your gorgeous card,it will be loved.
Hugs Sue

Kelly Neis said...

Norma, your card is beautiful. you always give us something new to figure out. I love how the sentiment comes out and there is more room to write, they are going to love this wedding Card.

Kathy Gerace said...

Absolutely stunning as your work always is!
Kathy Gerace

Michelle B. said...

Fab shape! Such a beautiful card, inside and out, love the pearl addition too! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday!

Tracy said...

Hi Norma
This is so sweet , I love the image and such pretty embellies.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Céline said...

absolutly amazing!
love the combo and all the gorgeous details
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline dt member

karen irvine said...

what a beautiful card! i'm sure your co-worker will love it! the colors, coloring, and design are just perfect!

Diane J said...

What a neat card and idea. Love the colors and the maggies!

Barb Hardeman said...

A beautiful creation Norma! This shape is really gorgeous and your layers are to pretty. I'm sure your coworker will love it, especially that everyone signed it!! You are such a creative gal, no wonder they want you to be the official card maker! Hugs...Barb <><

oheidia said...

Hi Norma.This is a really nice card, love the image and the coloring is fab! Thanks for joining our challenge at PFP;)

Anonymous said...

Norma, This is amazing! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at 7 kids College Fund!! We will be announcing the winners very soon :) Hugs, Rhea

lis-m said...

Gorgeous all the detail...
Thanks for joining us this week over at PfP for my New Beginnings challenge.
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Beautiful Norma, I'm sure your friends at the office will love it. What a lovely keepsake!
Hugs Julie P

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
I was wondering what others thought of your question but they obviously don't read what you write and go straight to the card.
Hmmm.... interesting that.
I think you have interpreted it right. I have just ordered this stamps so I hadn't realized that there were only three feet. I think the middle foot is in the wrong position to be Edwins. The far right one has a bare leg so is definitely Tilda's. That's my thoughts anyway.
Now to your is super gorgeous. I love the colors and the flowers. It is so tastefully made. I love how you have the heart cut out and then the other hearts on top. Awesome my friend.
Hugs Maz

Karen's Fun Blog said...

This is gorgeous!! : )

Angela said...

This is stunning Norma! Love the shape of your card and the red border around your papers! Gorgeous embellishing! Really beautiful work! hugs, Angela

Harma said...

Wow Norma what a beautiful easel card.So sweet.Your co worker will love it.
Hugs Harma

Rene said...

Oh wow, this is SO sweet! Look at those two cuddling together! How darling! Love the shape of your card too!
Rene :D

Creations by Shirl said...

Woo hoo Norma~
This is a pretty easel card... love those tilda's and your colour choices and detailing is just awesome... I'm also your newest follower.... Gorgeous card....

LINDA W. said...

Gorgeous card great coloring as always
love you shaped easel card. You have a great place for everyone to sign
hugs Linda

Cami said...

Beautiful card (again), Norma. Love all the details, the hearts, flourishes, flowers, pearls, your sentiment, the swing-away panel, etc. Your friend will definitely love this card! It's no wonder you are the dedicated office card maker! As for those 3 legs/shoes, one is definitely out of place huh? This is too funny especially when you keep looking at it!

Paper Tails said...

Wow!!! Stunning card... I love your coloring. I think it is Tilad's foot...


Danielle said...

Wow Norma, I just adore. I love the swing away pannel, bright idea. Your colored Tilda and Edwin splendidly. Love this rich choice of color and the beautiful paper. Hugs.

syllie said...

This is a stunning shape card Norma. I love all the layers and details. Also your coloring is awesome. Beautiful card.

Elle said...

Sweet and romantic all at the same time. Your co-worker is going to be blown away.

Pat said...

Hi Norma!!!! How funny is this...I was just visiting your blog yesterday and saw your card...and today I discovered you'd entered it into our challenge at 7 Kids!! Well, my sweet friend, I see you are just as brilliantly creative as ever!! Your coloring is stunning! And I am in awe of your designwork! I am soooooo going to "borrow" this card style idea from you!! It's fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 7 Kids...look forward to seeing you again here...lots and lots!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Suzi said...

This is utterly adorable Norma, I love the shape, style and those sweet sweet Maggie's. A stunning creation.
Suzi x

Candy said...

Everything about this piece of art is
Hugs, Candy

Christina C. said...

Once again, I am just blown away by this gorgeous work of art! This is absolutely AMAZING, as always! Your coloring is superb and your design is always drop-dead gorgeous!
It is always a delight to visit your blog.

Diana Crick said...

Gorgeous as always Norma.
We had this discussion about who belongs to what foot. As there is flesh showing for Tilda's leg we reckoned the right boot and middle boot were hers but where on earth is Edwin's left leg? The right boot does have the same sole as the other boot though. They look the same. Instead of coloring in flesh it might be worth coloring the flesh to be part of her dress. It is a conundrum. Every time I look at it I change my

Cathy said...

Oh, so pretty. Love the shapes and colors.

Kimberly said... the layout, shape, colouring, image...just perfect..thanks for joining us at PFP this week..

Linda said...

Wow Norma it never ceases to amaze me of your talent!!!!! Wow another stunning creation!!!!! All I can say is just SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!

Lisette Morris said...

Stunning!! Love all your shaped cards! Just Beautiful!

Pam said...

I think you are the QUEEN of the shaped cards Norma. This is gorgeous as always. Love all the details.
I looked at the feet....and I'm confused too.

Frances said...

This is such a lovely card...beautiful details and colors...thanks for sharing at 7 Kids College Fund, hope to see you again on our next challenge. Hugs, Frances.

Kristen said...

super sweet card, thanks for playing in this weeks Red, black and pink challenge at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Wow, this is awesome. I love it. The shape, the colors, cute image and the flowers. Great job on this one.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Lins said...

Hi Norma,

I just love this easel card, what a gorgeous coloring and everything is just perfect. Lovely creation!

Thanks for joining in the fun at simply magnolia.


Lins :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Hi Norma, I am going through all the missed creations while I was away. How sweet and thoughtful of you doing personalize cards for others. This one is no exception. Gorgeously made and I wish I can be as talented as you. Look at those stunning flowers you made. THUMBS UP!!

Carisa said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love how you have the hidden panels for everyone to sign- that was ingenious! Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids Challenge blog this week and good luck as we choose a winner! :D

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