Friday, April 20, 2012

A Magical Birthday Criss Cross Card


I finally have a card to show you.  Here's a criss cross card I've made.  

I love this Tilda.  I bought her because my nieces are Harry Potter fans (me too...LOL), so I thought I would use her when I have to make a card for them--I thought they would like that.  So...she is called Wizard Tilda.   

This image is part of Magnolia's Princes & Princesses Collection 2012.  The stamp can be purchased from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store.  I've colored her with my Letraset Promarkers and Tria markers and used a few coloured pencils to add shadings.  

Inside the pocket of the criss cross card, I have made a card insert.  Oh yuk...the flowers look a bit orange in the pictures.  But in real life they really aren't--more like deep yellow to match the DP of the card insert.  

Full view of the card insert. 

This is Tilda Catching Stars from the same collection, also available from Magnolia-licious.  I've added glitter    glue to the stars and Tilda's crown.   

I am entering the following challenges with this card:

Colour Create - Challenge #94 Yellow, Blue & White
Sourthern Girls Challenge #42 - Fancy Folds
By the Cute & Girly Challenges - April Once Upon a Time
Midweek Magnolias Week #7 - Use 2 characters
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge #53 - Favorite Song/Movie (Harry Potter movies)
Craft Your Passion Challenge #106 - Die Cuts & Punches
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #66 - Fantasy
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #159 - Freebie Week
Paper Sundaes Challenge #116 - Anything Goes
ABC DT Challenge - April Anything Goes

That's all for today.  Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by.  Have a wonderful day!

Material and Tools Used: 

DP's: ChatterBox Vacation Squares, Butter Dahlia and Guest Plaid; Hot Off the Press Joy's Vintage Paper 

Dies: Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two; Magnolia Doohickey Swirl; PoppyStamps Gentle Leaf  

Punches: Martha Stewart edge punch and Rose Leaf; EK Success Retro Flower large and medium; Punch Bunch Leaf; Nellie Snellen extra large leaf embosser

Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain, pearls and glitter from my stash



Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
Very nice indeed. Love your coloring. The flowers are gorgeous and look deep yellow on my screen. I love how you colored around the images and your paper is gorgeous. your work is always beautiful.
Hugs Maz

Maris said...

hi Norma, love your new creation, blue is my favorite color, what a lovely card this is xx

Louise said...

Gorgeous card Norma, your coloring is awesome. Beautiful papers and choice of colors. Very magical

aureliaeugenia said...

Oh,it's magical!Your cards makes the day so beautiful!
Love them and I wish you luck!
I hope,one day you'll visit my blog too....

Unknown said...

Hi Norma, love this card, the images are gorgeous, love the coloring and that background you made. Must have beel loads of work this card. Hugs, Frea

Danielle Champagne said...

Norma...this is just soooo pretty. I love the use of both tilda's together. the colors and papers are so soft and warm. Another masterpiece, spectacular. Hugs.

Suzi Mac said...

Wow!!! this is so special, I love the design, colouring, embellishments and the papers. It is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Midweek Magnolias with your gorgeous creation. To be included in the draw you can only combine with 4 other challenges.
Suzi x

Maria Therese said...

Gooorgeous card and stunning coloring ♥

Céline said...

fantastic card, and amazing coloring
love the gorgeous papers
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sudnay this week

Kathleen said...

Wow this is gorgeous, I love your colouring and your details. I didnt get this tilda, may have to buy her now! Lol
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes
Kat xx

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness Norma...stunning! You have such talent it is just unbelievable...I so wish I could spend a day playing along side with you....and watch the magic happen!
Have a great weekend.....

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is way too gorgeous and so beautifully coordinated down to the last detail - love it. Thanks for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge,Elizabeth (DT)

Rina said...

This is so lovely... I have never made one of these, but you have inspired me!!!
Thanks for joining us at
DT Member,

Riet said...

So beautiful card Norma,I love the images and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Laura Bradley said...

This is gorgeous Norma! Your colouring is perfect. Absolutely beautiful!! Laura x

Anne said...

This is amazing Norma! I am just glued to your images because your colouring is stunning! I would really LOVE to know how you got the bg effect on your Wizard Tilda too....truly I would! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Midweek Magnolias! :o) xx

Meggymay said...

A wonderful card, gorgeous Tilda images. Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous Norma, beautifully coloured as always. thanks so much for joining in at Midweek Magnolias and Stamptacular Sunday
Hugs julie P

Peggie said...

Cute card. Love the color combo.

Karen said...

Gorgeous!! Your coloring is awesome! : )

Andrea Murdock said...

absolutely love this card!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, Norma! Another remarkably colored card! Your paper choice is fantastic and the mix is beautifully done! Stunning card - everywhere and in every way! Hugs...Barb <><

Karen said...

Absolutely spectacular! Love Your paper, coloring and your flowers, gorgeous.


Anita said...

Love, love, LOVE this! The colors you chose to work with, the embellishments, your's absolutely perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Sandy said...

Wonderful card Norma - just perfect. You know, when you first look at this delightful creation, it is hard to tell it is a criscross card - is that how you spell it. I cannot spell my own name!!! Beautifully done. I love the colors.

StephG said...

simply gorgeous card! I love the adorable! Love everything about this card!
thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday!

Kizzy said...

This is absolutly stunning, love it!
Hugs Kizzy

Unknown said...

Norma this is really spectacular!!!! Your work is just outstanding!!!! Love this card and the design, the insert too!!!! Wow Excellence at its best!!!!1 Wow!!!

Christina C. said...

What a gorgeous criss cross card, Norma! Spectacular papers and design work. Love the fabulous flowers and the two Tildas are priceless, colored to perfection! Once again, you created a magnificent work of art!

Anonymous said...

I love the way you did the inside of the card. This is adorable!....and ...your coloring is outstanding! WOW.......I am impressed!

Elle said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card! The papers are perfect and your coloring is just right. Great work of art!

cathylynn said...

Norma there is no end to your talent!! Another remarkable card here!!! I love those two images together and your coloring brought them to real life!!! I'm in total AWE!!!! Thanks alot!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the style of card and the Tilda images are lovely. Beautiful backing papers and detail.
Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
Diane xx

Suzan L said...

Hi Norma, your card is so gorgeous! I love the DP's that you used and how you layered them all. And, the two Tildas are colored so beautifully!! The backgrounds for both are wonderful! Have a wonderful week!

Diana Crick said...

Two simple words is what I wish to say...BEYOND SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hugs, Diana

Nancy Jensen said...

Wow, your card and insert are amazing! I love your coloring! I've tried doing the type of background that you did but I haven't liked how mint turned out. Do you have any tips? Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia said...

As always a fabulous creation Norma. Also your Dp's are beautiful.

Candy said...

Absolutely 'out of this world', Norma!!
Big Hugs, Candy

Linda Palmer said...

Your coloring takes my breath away. It is so beautiful. Love your gorgeous card.

cabio's craft corner said...

Norma, you've done another stunning card girl friend. These images care gorgeously colored. Great color coordination and your DPs are so delightful :o)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic card! Thank you for playing along at the ABC challenge blog!

angelic crafter said...

Wow! I love love love this card !!!!!! You're colouring is devine and the images and colours all compliment each other. Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls XO Tania

Sharon said...

Oh Norma this is just stunning! What gorgeous colouring :) I brought this image because my niece is Harry Potter crazy too!
I love the beautiful papers you've chosen and those pretty flowers.

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Blue, Yellow and White Challenge!

Sharon x

Elizabeth said...

This is such a beatuiful card: Amazing detiails. The colors are so pretty, the coloring is awesome!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Elizabeth xx

Becky said...

Hi Norma,
I had to pop by, your card is amazing.
I'm part of the DT at both My Mums Craft Shop and Midweek Magnolias, so huge congratulations from me
Hugs, Becky x

Lin said...

Oh wow, just gorgeous. Beautifully coloured, lovely bps, great design and another tilda on the inside, what's not to love!!

Thanks for joining in with our Fantasy challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin xx

Anne said...

First time I've seen this Tilda, isn't she fun! What a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining our fantasy challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

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