Friday, June 14, 2013

Christmas in June - GDT Card


Woo-hoo...I've been given the opportunity to be a Guest Designer at the It's a Magnolia Challenge Blog for the midway reminder of their IAMC Christmas Challenge #68.  The theme is Clean and Simple.

A rare card for me to do, CAS, but here's the card I finally came up with.

Although this was suppose to be simple, I found it very hard to keep it that way.  I really had to restrained myself from putting any embellishment...LOL--not even one teensy weensy pearl. (Oh please pretty please, may I?)  Sigh...I guess CAS really isn't my style.  Most likely though I'll end up embellishing before mailing this out to someone..hee hee.

I'm featuring a couple of Magnolia images and I have also used a Magnolia sentiment stamp:

- Jingle Tilda from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011
- Old Swedish Church from the A Christmas Story Collection 2012
- Merry Christmas Text from the Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010

Check out Diana's on-line store, Magnolia-licious--an excellent source for your Magnolia stamps, both full-size and mini stamps. 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 released from Magnolia and in store now is the Special Moments Collection 2013.  Check it out HERE.  The images are oh-so-adorable!

Challenges for this card:
Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #49 - Addicted to CAS
A Creative Romance Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art Challenge #240 - 2 Scrap Paper
Bearly Mine Challenge #90 - Anything Goes
Created With Love Challenges - CWLC #45 Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenges #3 - The Great Outdoors
Love to Scrap! Challenge #7 - Rockin' Rubbah! (rubber stamping)
613 Avenue Create Challenge #23 - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - CELEBRATIONS
Stampin' for the Weekend - Cute

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


Materials and Tools Used:
DP's:  2 papers from Recollections Holiday Traditions paper pad
Colouring Medium: alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias


Christina C. said...

This is gorgeous, this Tilda paired with the Swedish church!
A fabulous Christmas scene!Awesome coloring....I really love the simplicity, so much easier to mail!

Louise said...

Gorgeous card Norma, beautiful choice of colors and your coloring is awesome
hugs Louise

Chris Hanselman said...

Adorable card. Love how her cheeks look so cold. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges.


Nonni said...

Amazing coloring, Norma, real eye-candy! :) Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week!

Christine Dol said...

Norma, any card you do rocks! LOL
I love how you placed Tilda in front of the church scene! You always do the best cards...simple or with all your pearls and flowers! Have an awesome weekend!

Dina said...

a perfect card thanks for your midway reminder on IAMCC

thanks Dina DT IAMC

Debbie said...

Super Chrissy card Norma, beautiful. Debbiex

Mojca said...

Oh its' beautiful Norma! gorgeous colouring. Have a lovely weekend. hugs! Mojca

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's so pretty.
Hugs Miranda

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

The colors are gorgeous and your coloring job is amazing. Thanks for playing at Love to Scrap!!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Angelique said...

Stunning! Your colouring is fabulous, makes me so jealouse.
Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create


Riet Kamstra said...

Rare to do for you Norma, but it turned out very, very beautiful! Just love it and that Tilda image is so adorable and together with the church it's a lovely scene! Have a wonderful weekend!

Susy said...

Amazing Norma, totally stunning!


ednamburgess said...

Very cute. You did a great job. Love it. Edna

Cherished said...

Cute Card! Thanks for sharing at Love To Scrap!

Andreja said...

Fabulous design. So much lovely details; I like all :-))
Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMineChellenge,
Hugs, Andreja

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous Christmas card
hugs Tamara

JenniferD said...

It is Really Beautiful but I'm with you No Embellishments is hard! Your Colouring and colour choice is just Awesome!

Lisa Walsh @ said...

Hi Norma,
I know exactly what you mean in regards to trying to do a CAS design. I haven't tried it yet but I don't think I would be able to stay away from all of my embellishments lol. However you have done a FAB job. I totally love your colouring. Awesome design :) Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz, Lisa.

P.S Would love for you to come, visit & like :)

Dreamtime Designs:

NPurdum56 said...

WOW Norma! This is so cute. I love everything about it! I love that paper! Your coloring is superb! :) Nancee

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Your coloring really makes this card amazing!! Very stunning. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog-Tina

valou250809 said...

Very beautiful card! so sweet! thanks for playing with "CWLC" this week. Good luck!

Regina said...

Norma!!! It´s amazing!!! I think that a lot of time less is much more!!! Your card is so elegant and we can see how your coloring is so beautiful.
Have a wonderful week!! said...

I think you did a fabulous job keeping it simple. Very pretty!

Candy said...

Norma - no need to add embellishments you card is PERFECT just the way it is!!!
Big Hugs, Candy

Wendy L said...

Beautiful, chilly outdoor scene, thanks for joining us at Lady Annes Challenge this month, xxxx

cathylynn said...

Norman your coloring is totally awesome! Great scene too! Another fantastic creation!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

BrendaB said...

Your coloring is fabulous - gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap!

cabio's craft corner said...

Norma, I always struggle on CAS or masculine theme cards, but your CAS card looks awesome and beautiful :o)

Unknown said...

Stunning card thank you for joining us on our Great Outdoor Challenge at Lady Anne's Hugs Tania (DT)xx

stressfreestamping said...

Beautiful coloring! Thanks for playing at ATSM. :)

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Norma, I love the image and your colouring is wonderful.
Yhank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
hugs Sue

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