Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Cleaning


It's a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge Blog.  The theme for our challenge is Spring is in the Air.

Beside daffodils, tulips, new shoots poking out of the ground and buds forming on the trees, spring also means...spring cleaning!!! LOL

I found a quote on the internet that gave me a chuckle and I thought it's just perfect for my card.  I can so relate to it...LOL.
Here's more of a side view of the card to show it's structure.

And I've also decorated the inside of my card.

I've coloured the 2 images with my coloured pencils. 

The stamps for these images are from Magnolia of course.  Magnolia stamps (full-size and mini) are available from Diana's on-line store, Magnolia-licious.  If you don't see the particular one you are looking for in the store, ask Diana if she can bring it in for you.  And newly available at Magnolia-licious are those wonderful Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet.
Prices are discounted prices, you get excellent service and you also earn 2% in-store credit with every purchase!
Check out also the selections of cutting dies from Magnolia, Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Marianne Design, Cheery Lynn Designs and Joy! Crafts.

This image is of Tvi Tvi Ti Tilda from the Little Easter Collection 2013.

This is Tilda Watering from the same Little Easter Collection 2013.

I hope you'll play along with our challenge.  More details on the challenge and how to join in the fun can be found at the Magnolia-licious and Wee Stamps Challenge Blog.  While you're there, check out the fabulous cards of my DT teammates for inspirations.

Challenges I am entering with this card:
Charisma Cardz Challenge #11 - Die cuts
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge - Spring Colours
Chocolate Coffee & Cards Challenge #35 - Bring On Spring!
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Lots of Layers
A Gem of A Challenge #72 - On the Move
You, Me and Magnolia Challenge #10 - Springtime

That's all for now.  Thanks for dropping by.  I'm always appreciative of your visits and comments.  Have a fabulous week!

Materials and Tools Used:
DP's:  DCVW Cotton Bloom Stack; Recollections Garden Floral paper pad and Green Gingham
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels One; Memory Box Delicate Vine and Tessatina Border
Punches: Martha Stewart Garden Trellis deep edge; EK Success small Retro Flower; Fiskars 3-in-1 Celestial corner punch; Michaels tiny sun
Miscellaneous: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap; pearls and small pompoms from my stash
Colouring Medium:  coloured pencils--Prismacolour Premiers, Faber-Castell Polychromos and Art Grips; Derwent Coloursofts.  Markers for the dotted background


Louise said...

Very pretty card Norma, fabulous layout and colors
hugs Louise

JenniferD said...

Amazing job with your pencils! Love your Card design!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
You have perfected the pencil colouring. How adorable.
Ha! love the sentiment. Love all your pretty little flowers too.
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
happy Easter to you dear Norma.
Hugs Maz

Kelly Lloyd said...

Adorable card inside and out, my fab colours too.
Thanks for joining us for out on the move challenge at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Christine Dol said...

I love your spring card Norma! You always finish the insides so nice too! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

Sonia said...

This card is so gorgeous^_^
Adorable image and beautiful detailing also^_^
Big hug,

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Norma!!!

Parabéns pelo belíssimo cartão!!!


Danielle Champagne said...

So cute Norma! I wish I could be as happy as Tilda about spring cleaning... I so love the warm pigment of coloring pencil, so soft too. Beautiful coloring! Hugs.

Mojca said...

such gorgeous colouring as always Norma and I love the pretty spring colours. hugs! Mojca

Sheri said...

Love the fresh green spring colors Norma and the card design is so fun!! Can I borrow this Tilda for my house? I could really use her!;) Love your card Norma!!:)

Joyce said...

Wow! You are very talented with those pencils as well as markers. This is absolute perfect coloring. I seriously want to "study" with you!!
Gorgeous creation!

annemarie said...

really great card Norma, great design.

hugs annemarie

Maris said...

this is soooo lovely Norma, thanks for joining in at YMAM

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

purpleprincess2007 said...

Great card inside and out and fab colouring! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge and good luck!
Hugs xx Cara xx DT

Sinikka said...

Wow this is great again......and so cute with the little flowers.
Hugs Sinikka

Kathya said...

Absolutely gorgeous card,Mae! Love your coloring of the image.
Hugs, Kathya

Nadja said...

Norma, your card is amazing! The style of your card and the design with the paper- stunning. Not to mention the beautiful coloring of both images with all the details. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.


Candy said...

Fantastic card, Norma!
Love that sentiment from Erma 😊
Beautifully designed and coloured with your pencils.
Big Hugs, Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card and love all those little flowers. Every time I see this Tilda image, she makes me smile. Those sentiments are awesome too :o)

debby4000 said...

Adorable, sweet card.

Regina said...

WOW!!! I love this Norma! and also love to know that you´re working with color pencils. Such an inspiration!

Kelly Neis said...

Beautiful card with a great sentiment! I love this image and your sentiment is fun with her. Your colors and style is beautiful. Very fun card.
Hugs Kelly

Paper Tails said...

Very cute card! Love the vibrant colors.


Cathy Lee said...

Tilda is so cute, Norma. I love her green dress. Fabulous stepcard design and WOW the inside is just as beautiful. Awesome creation, Hun.
Cathy Lee

Glynda said...

Love this card. It is so spring cleaning time. Wish I had more inspiration in cleaning. This card is great.

Allison said...

pretty card
thanks for joining us at Charisma

Anonymous said...

This is awesome, what a fabulous idea to make a Spring cleaning card, you are so clever Norma, love it
Hugs Julie P

Gail said...

Fabulous card. Love the fold. This is a cute cute image! I love the color, too. Thanks so much for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

Renate said...

Lovely creation!
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week! :)

Janiel/ janny said...

Very cute Norma......and really a funny one also. It truly made me chuckle!!
Hope all is well...big hugs..Janiel

Angela said...

So super cute Norma! Love the "spring cleaning" card and fun sentiment (which is my approach to cleaning every day LOL). Beautiful papers and the inside of your card is stunning as well. hugs, Angela

Kim said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

Cami said...

I love your Spring card, Norma! So pretty inside and the sentiments are so cute!

Sylvia said...

Your design and coloring are gorgeous as always Norma. I love the sentiments. Your choice of DP's and images are fabulous.
Hugs Sylvia

Denise said...

What fantastic projects! Wow she looks so happy to clean, well maybe she doesn't craft as much as us! lol
Crafty Hugs

cathylynn said...

Fabulous Norma! Your coloring is top notch! Great style card too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

EnblogSail said...

Really beautiful! I love your work!

Nancee Purdum said...

Gorgeous! I love the your coloring! This is such a cute card, inside and out! :) Nancee

Scrapbookpassion said...

Félicitation pour toutes vos magnifiques créations !!! que dire de votre coloration tout simplement sublime !! Quel talent !! Bravo !!!!

Ivonne said...

Another gorgeous creation hun. Perfect coloring, perfect layout! Absolutely amazing! Hugs, Ivonne

Natasja's Kaarten said...

Your card is beauitiful!

Happy Easter!



Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Norma. Love the greens and your fantastic coloring as always! Thank you for the inspiration! Hugs, Elizabeth x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Norma your card is stunning,
love it,
thanks for your comment on my blog,
hugs Tamara

craftyteacher (Vikki) said...

wow! Thanks for joining the Spring Colours challenge at Card Makin Mamas. x

Suzan L said...

Hi Norma, your card is so darling inside and out! I love the cute saying that you found to go along with the beautifully colored image along with the little flowers with the sweet centers! Have a wonderful week!

Linda said...

Wow Norma you never disappoint!!!!! Amazing design ans choice of colors!!!!!! Gorgeous image too!!!!! Wow!!!!!

Frea said...

Such a sweet card Norma! Love the image and love the spring colours! Hugs Frea

Christina C. said...

OMG, that sentiment is perfect...made me chuckle!!! The cute image is colored and showcased to perfection, Norma! Gorgeoussssss!

Chitra Nair said...

Ooooooohhhh such a sweet card, love your coloring, its beautiful... Thanks for playing along with us at CC&CC..

soccermom23 said...

You make the most fun looking shaped cards. I want to try them out for myself!

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