Friday, March 08, 2013

Hello Spring! - FFFC #84

Hello!'s Friday!  Weekend coming up and it's also time for a new challenge at Fancy and Fussy Friday Challenge BlogBeate is our hostess for this Challenge #84 and she has chosen the theme Flowers.

I was in the mood to use my coloured pencils, so that's what I've done here. When I do colour with pencils, I don't bother taking notes of what colours I used--too much trouble!!! LOL.  My coloured pencil collection is a mixture of colours from Prismacolor Premiers, Faber-Castell Polychromos and Art Grips, Derwent Coloursofts and Cretacolor Marinos.

Oh, I did use a couple of alcohol-ink based markers to dot the background though--discontinued Letraset Pantone Tria very light blue markers.

This adorable Magnolia image is of Tilda With Big Tulips from the With Love Collection 2013.

And I've decorated the inside of my card this way...with another cutie. 

This is an older Magnolia image called Tilda With Pony Tail and she is from the Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011.

Both of these images are available from Magnolia-licious, Diana's on-line store.  Diana has a vast collection of other Magnolia stamps as well--both full-size and mini ones.  If you don't see the particular one you are looking for in the store, contact Diana and ask her if she can bring it in for you.
And newly available at Magnolia-licious are those wonderful Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet.
Not only are you being offered discounted prices and excellent services, you also get to earn 2% in-store credit with every purchase! Cool.
Don't overlook the selections of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design, Cheery Lynn Designs and Joy! Crafts.

Challenges I am entering with this card:
Sketch Saturday Week #248 - Leslie's Sketch
Heck of a Challenge - Spring/Butterflies and Pearls
Natalie and Amy's Challenge #7 - Diecuts
Forever Friends March Challenge - Lots of Flowers
Paper Playtime Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 196 - For a Lady
The Paper Shelter Challenge #102 - Punches and Dies
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #51 - Bring on Spring (lots of flowers)

Thanks for stopping by. Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a fabulous weekend!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
DP's:  Chatterbox Sky Rodeo Paisley and Rodeo Paisley; DCWV the Nantucket Stack
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three; CC Design Olive Branch; Memory Box Cherry Blossom (flower centres)
Punches:  EK Success medium Retro Flower; Nellie Snellen Floral Punches Large Rose Leaf Set
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnute Stain, Aged Mahogany and Faded Jeans; pearls from my stash
Colouring Medium:  Coloured pencils
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Joyce said...

Gorgeous creation! Love the pencil coloring work! How did you do the background???

Laila said...

As usual, you do the most wonderful cards.

Maris said...

hi dear Norma, wowowowowowowowhhhhhooooooo, waht a stunning creation, this is allsome, k love the colors, you are a real artist xxx

Louise said...

Very pretty Norma, inside and out. Gorgeous coloring and details
hugs Louise

Debbie said...

Stunning Card Norma.
Love the papers and Tilda and the inside of your card is so nice too. DebbieX

Laine said...

You are fabulously talented Norma. Your work is a delight to view.

Mummylade said...

What a wonderful project! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

Sazzle said...

I just love your cards Norma and this one doesn't disappoint either! It doesn't matter what you colour with, it's always coloured to perfection :-)

xx Sazzle xx

dolcreations said...

Norma, your unbelievable how you pick your papers and make it all come together so perfectly. I have tried to do it like you and it doesn't happen!LOL Your flowers are stunning and your colouring perfection. LOVE LOVE how you finished the inside too!

Patty Gorka said...

Your card is beautiful, what amazing details and the inside is just a beautiful! The papers, colors, flowers, pretty image, and lovely's all amzing!

Thank you so much for entering your card in our blog challenge this week and be sure to link your card back to us at ABC Challenges.


Steph said...

What a gorgeous card. Beautiful colouring and I love the colour combo you've used. Gorgeous embellies too! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, hope to see you again soon! x

lovingrammahood said...

Wow Norma. You did it again !! I love the coloring, stunning. Her hair is incredible. I love the inside of the card, paper choices and the images are so cute.
hugs: Donna

Mojca said...

WAw Norma this is so gorgeous!!!! The colours are so pretty and the embellishment is just amazing. hugs! Mojca

Cordine said...

Stunning norma, as always!

Nathalie said...

Wow magnific card Norma. I love it. Papers and embelishments are beautiful.

Christina C. said...

Spectacular creation, Norma! Adore your coloring of both Tildas and your design work is always phenomenal!

Danielle Champagne said...

Absolutely Lovely Norma. Wonderful inside out, those flowers are totally beautiful. tilda is wonderfully colored. Fabulous work. Hugs.

Suzan L said...

Hi Norma, your card is so gorgeous inside and out! I just love your coloring of the images! And, like I always write, the flowers that you have made are so gorgeous! I love those litte buds. Your card definitely looks like Spring! Have a wonderful weekend!

Chris said...

Norma, gorgeous card. Love the red plaid paper on the blue. Love how you decorated the inside of the card.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous card, Norma. You always do such beautiful work. ox Marg

NPurdum56 said...

OMG! Just when I think I have seen the prettiest card from you, I get another email with yet another fabulous card! Love it! Your coloring is fantastic! :) Nancee

Karen said...

Very pretty card! Fabulous coloring.....


Dianne said...

Another gorgeous card inside and out, the coloring , PERFECT, thanks for sharing, and have a great day..

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous colours and your trademark beautiful flowers, so pretty Norma
Hugs Julie P

mgoll88 said...

A very wodnerfull spring card creation, wonderfull!


Céline said...

your card is fantastic, love the combo and your amazing coloring

Kelly said...

She looks very nice in pencil. I tried pencils too but I miss the rich color of Copic and need alot more learning with pencil. I love the papers with them as they compliment so well. Very beautiful card!

Cami said...

Another gorgeous card, inside and out, Norma! No matter what coloring medium you use, your coloring is always fabulous! Love the grass you drew in also!


loz said...

WOW!! Stunning card and Beautiful coloring Norma..Loz

Candy said...


Your colouring is tremendous.
Love your flowers - oh I am trying so hard to make them..
The inside is as wonderful as the outside.
Love that you used 2 images.
Big Hugs, Candy

Karen said...

Your card is gorgeous, both inside and out!!! : )

Unknown said...

Wow Norma this is soooo gorgeous! Your colouring and choice of layout is just amazing :D Thank you for joining us at Natalie and Amy's and good luck.

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Christy Designs said...

Gorgeous Spring card Norma. You always do such beautiful work.

EnblogSail said...

This is soon beautiful, Norma!

cathylynn said...

Totally gorgeous! You did an amazing job coloring. Beautiful inside and out!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Ivonne said...

What a gorgeous card Norma! I love the colors. The image and papers are so beautiful. The coloring is amazing as always. Even the inside is gorgeous. I LOOOOVE it! Hugs, Ivonne

Unknown said...

Stunning card Norma, really beautiful. Love your colouring, flowers and the inside of your card, it must have taken u ages
Thanks for joining us over at ATSC

Being shMe said...

Dear Norma, I am absolutely captured by all your gorgeous creations. This card is another unique sample of your enormous talent. I love your pencils work and the flowers composition. Thank you for the great inspiration. Hugs :)xxx

AnnMarie said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us over at ABC Challenges! :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card Norma. Love those prettty DP and your stunning coloring on these stamps. Layout design is awesome as usual :o)

Shelby Goolsby said...

Gorgeous card!! I live the colors and beautifully finished inside. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

Anonymous said...

So very pretty Norma! Love your layout and as always your handmade flowers are even more gorgeous than the store bought ones. I love your coloring and especially love the whispy grass you created. Stunning my friend. hugs, Angela

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Norma & your colouring is amazing :o)
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

Aim said...

WOW!! What a beautiful card!! I love your coloring and lovely flowers!! Absolutely gorgeous...

Thanks so much for joining the FUN at Paper Playtime this week!! :)

Amy :) at
Paper Playtime Design Team

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card! Lovely colours and a great design. Fab colouring and the inside of your card looks beautiful as wel. Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

Only By His Grace said...

Your pencil colouring is wonderful Norma. the design of your card is gorgeous as always. Love, love your flowers.
Hugs Maz

Marji said...

This is a very beautiful card. I luv it. Great job.

mandy said...

love this, its fab. thankyou for shareing at 'heck of a challenge' love mandy xxx

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