Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thank you - I absolutely love it!

Hello and happy Saturday. Wow.. what a week, i was able to show 9 cards this week and iam also working on a tutorial for Pretty Pressings. I got an invitation from Beate Johns (SCS) to show this project on September 17. on the weekly tutorial section, but i have decided that i will pass this invite and just have the tutorial on my personal blog. The pictures on SCS have to be in a certain way and due to the size, language and scoring lines of the project it would be a struggle for me to get it all right. I hopefully have it all ready to show on Pretty Pressings next weekend. It is a wonderful gift idea and perfect for the upcomming holidays! I ordered especially for this project all the wonderful Magnolia stamps with from the "cherry-line" but in my head are already other ideas as well :-).

What do you think about this layout? Kind of different? :-) Pauline sent me one of the cherry stamps in my DT package and i wanted to use this image in the front of my card and in the inside. I made this card for my wonderful friend Carole.... she has been a really good friend to me in the past, she helped me so much... not only this :-) she moved "mountains" to get for me a very rare kit you can only purchase in Sweden for my upcomming birthday. I was trying to get this for myself and told her about it so thats why i know already what iam getting lol... Thank you so much Carole! For everything... love ya! xxxxx

EDIT: Ups, i just noticed this black dot on the side of Tildas head.. i dont know.. it is not on my card.. it must be something that got cought on the glitter when i took the picture. sorry about this.. it looks messy :-(

Here is how the decorated inside of the card looks like with lined envelope. I added to the cherries here some pink stickles - this does not show really well on the picture.

Close up picture... i added stickles to the outside of my pink panel and around the white circle were Tilda is sitting on to give the circle sort of an other layer.
Stamps: Magnolia (Cherry and Tilda) from the Heavenly Collection 2008
Sentiment: Stampin up retired Hostess set: Thanks a tonn
Technique: sponging and watercoloring
Coloring: Tombow marker, white gel pen, Stampin up re inkers (celery, pretty in pink, blush blossom, rose red, creamy caramel, so saffron)
Paper/CS: DCWV Nanna Nursery Girl, Celery, Whisper White, Rose Red
Embellishments: Pink and Clear Stickles, pink pearl stickers, Rose Red and Celery ribbon
Tools: Stampin up nesting circle punches and word window punch, Nestabilities, Sewing machine


  1. Oh my goodness Claudia...what a wonderful card to greet me today! I am in shock that you have made this card for is the most beautiful and amazing card I could ever see. Your colouring is just the use the SU re-inkers so beautifuly. I am in awe of everything that you make, you are just so talented with everything you are my inspiration. It is a pleasure to buy you this gift, I know you will love it...a perfect gift for a perfect friend. Thanks for the sweet compliment. Love ya too!!!!!
    Big Hugs
    Carole ;o)

  2. Wow Claudia what a beautiful card. Everything about it is just perfect.

  3. sweet sweet sweet,love the Tilda and the papers and what you did with the inside of the card.

  4. This is a beautiful card. I love your coloring and the card composition. Funny, I didn't order this stamp...but I think I will becaue i love how it looks on your card. have agreat week-end. I'm off to another soccer match for my kids. We have 4 today!

  5. Ohhh my!!
    This is just gorgeous!!
    Love the colours,the details and you`re colouring is amazing!

    Perfect :)

    Hugs from Maya

  6. OMG what a gorgeous card ,fabulous and magic as always ,Dawnxx

  7. a beautiful card...your work is amazing and so inspirational...thankyou Tx

  8. This is such a pretty card, but then I just love all the cards you make. So glad you take the time to share them.

  9. Love your blog! I have left you an award on mine. Check it out!

  10. This Card is really amazing! I love the colors and the Layout!!

    Absolutly wonderful!!!

    Liebe Grüße Tanja

  11. Claudia this is a stunning card and I love everything it is gorgeous. Sue :o)

  12. Another great card! Colouring, layout & details all fabulous inside and out. Hugs, Maria

  13. Hallo Claudi,

    ein wundervolle niedliche Karte hast du da wieder gezaubert.

    by the way... schau mal bitte auf der elfe in deine pm´s, hab dir was geschrieben.
    Gruß Rosa

  14. Hi Claudia

    What a wonderful card for Carole :)
    Love everything on it!

  15. Its a gorgeous card Claudia. So bright and fresh looking...perfect colouring as always...and I LOVE this shy little poise that this Tilda has...beautiful as always! bx

  16. This is adorable and so cute Claudia! I love that you do the insides now too.

  17. This card is AMAZING CLaudia!
    I love every little detail of it. And the inside and envelope as well! And lucky Carole! She really deserves it;)
    And those new stamps are fab!!
    Have a lovely Sunday sweetie!

  18. Absolutely gorgeous, stunning work and love the inside, now why didn't I get that cherry stamp.

  19. Absolutely stunning Claudia! You have paid such attention to every little detail it is truly special. Looking forward to your tutorial too! Lol Lynn x

  20. Absolutley gorgeous!!

    Sandra xx

  21. OMG Claudia wieder so eine wunderschoene Karte von dir! Klasse weiter so! GLG nicky

  22. Oh wow! This is so gorgeous, but so are all your cards. You always manage to choose the right colours and papers to compliment each other. You are such an inspiration. Wendy x

  23. gorgeous card Claudia - I love cherry Tilda and the beautiful papers and all the details on this card. annie x

  24. Such a beautiful card!
    A perfect masterpiece.
    I love it.
    kim x

  25. Woow, ich bin hin und weg. Die Karte ist traumhaft schön gemacht. Die Schleifen sehen toll aus.
    LG, Moni

  26. Your card is Beautiful Claudia...both the inside and outside is Fabulous!! I love it!!..Hugs, Ila

  27. Guten Morgen Claudia,

    deine Karte schaut total süss aus !!!
    Gefällt mir sehr..

    P.S.: Die Box ist nicht schwerer als jede andere Box ;o)

  28. Just fabulous Claudia - really gorgeous xxxxx

  29. Hallo Claudi,
    die Karte ist super schön geworden... wow

    LG Sonja

  30. ein traum kommt selten allein oder was soll ich zu dieser genialen karte noch sagen: du bist ja echt ein genie!!! alles so stimmig, vom papier über die farben .. einfach nur der hammer!"!!

  31. I love this card as it's pretty. I LOVE pretty cards and this one is a fabulous example. The clours are gorgeous. Viv xx