Monday, March 29, 2010

Hoppy Easter

Hello thank you so much for your kind words about my new blog layout out. It was time for some “Spring Cleaning”! I like that i was able to take some stuff off my blog roll and just add some basic things, into the tabs. I might still add some linking’s.

My friend Kristine did all if it for me! She even took that beautiful picture, that is in the header for me. I love the vintage look with all the old books. Thank you so very much dear Kristine :-) I could have never done that myself! :-)

Well… for my card… I know Easter is just around the corner and i had to use my cute Hoppy Bunny one more time. I have masked him and stamped the smaller “Row of Tulips” from the Shabby Chic Collection in front of him.

I have added my decorations to the left of the card and looked and thought…. hmmm what is Hoppy looking at??? So that’s where the butterflies came into the picture.

All the papers are heavily distressed with a distressing tool and Vintage Photo ink and some layers are pulled back to expose the mat and i squeezed Stickles in between the layers.


Stamps: “Big Hoppy” (Hoppy Easter Collection 2010), “Row of Tulips” (Shabby Chic Collection) Butterflies (earlier Collection)
Papers: Magnolia “Hoppy Easter
”, Stampin up (Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Basic Black, Whisper White)
Flowers, Stickles (in star dust), , ribbon (Kraft Taffeta Stampin up)
Coloring: Distress Inks and Stampin up inks


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sending My Love

Hello and a wonderful day to all of you. Today i would love to show you a card that i have first made inspired by my friend Jeanette’s sketch for the the Friday Sketcher blog.

The card size is a long format, but the card still fits in my envelopes for the 6x6 cards – i like to make those sized cards here and there.

The layout matched scale wise with the sketch and the cut out from my new Nestabilitie “Lotus” die. I cut it from white cardstock and used Stickles heavily on it. Let dry and than used that to frame my sentiment.

Tilda with flowing hair” is stamped onto Arches 300 gr hot press watercolor paper, colored with ink refills and cut out. I colored the little yellow flowers in Tilda’s basket a hint too dark, they simply would not show, so i used some yellow Stickles on top of those as well.


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Stamps: “Tilda With Flowing Hair” (Hoppy Easter Collection 2010)
Papers: Bo Bunny, Stampin up (Pretty In Pink, Cool Caribbean, Basic Black, Whisper White)
Flowers, Stickles (in star dust and yellow), black pearl swirls, ribbon (Stampin up and Offray)
Nestabilities (pendant)

Coloring: Distress Inks and Stampin up inks  

Sending my love_re

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Home Decor


Thank you so much for all your kind comments and swinging by today.

Finally today i can show you my altered Birdhouse that i have made in October 2009. It was so funny.. when i edited the pictures i had in the back some pumpkins showing.

Well, I have made this for Magnolia Ink 2 but as you know, it was not published. I guess because in Ink 1 was already a birdhouse. However for me Spring time is the time for birds and butterflies like that, so i have waited for the right time to show on my blog. It fits right into the season and to the new challenge we have posted over on Cute Card Thursday which is “Dimensions”.

At the time when we got the themes mailed i was at Joann’s and i saw the heart cut from the birdhouse i thought what a cute idea for Valentines/Spring.


The house is mounted onto a candle stick holder – and a square base.

First i have painted most of the parts i knew i would have trouble to cover with Designer paper with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle paint in Tattered Rose. Than i covered the the house part (under the roof as well) and base with vintage papers from Crafty Secrets.


Then i was ready to embellish. I sprayed the entire house heavily with Tattered Angles Glimmer mist and added pearl stickers, stickles and ribbon to the house. Vogelhaus_2_re

Stamps: Tilda with heart (Pink Collection)
Bird (Christmas Collection 2009/10)
Sentiment: Chasing Butterfly Collection 2009
Frog/Butterflies (earlier Collections i guess 2007)
Paper: Crafty Secret
Embellishment: Ribbon (Offray & Stampin up Soft Sky) pearl stickers, STickles, Tim Holtz Crackle paint, Lace and all the wood parts (Joann Fabric)

This house was a birthday gift for my friend Christina :-)  


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happiness Be Yours

Hello, thank you for swinging by today.

Where do i start to tell you how this card came together… First today’s challenge over on Cute Card Thursday is “Anniversary” so i knew i wanted to make a card that’s elegant.

The scalloped paper and the simple striped one from Basic Grey’s Origins pack did the trick – i would have not had an idea how to use this paper in any other way. I had a hard time combining it with any of the other patterns in that stack.


Than i ran into problems how to color the very cute “Prom Tilda
in. This card was supposed to be a quick one but omg.. i colored first Tilda with Violin in, than “Prom Tilda” 2x until i was happy with her green dress. Still… it did not look “right” so i added that cut out shape with one of the Nestabilities and i was DONE with the layout. The rest was fast. But boy.. that was a bad card making day for me :-)

Since i know i will not use the second scalloped paper anymore i have added it to the inside of the card and cut an other shape with fleur de lis Nestabilities out from white paper, to add the note to the recipient.

Happiness_1_re Recipe:
Stamps all by Magnolia!

Prom Tilda” the sentiment with this wonderful font is from last years Fortune Collection
Other: Crown silver charm, glitter chipboard swirls, gemstone swirls by Prima Marketing, flowers and leaves by Magnolia, Sweden as well.

Have a great day today!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Forever – Home Decoration Idea

 Hello and a very good day to you.

Today i would like to show you one of my projects i have created for Magnolia ink 2. For this issue i created quite a few 3D projects. You might remember the Valentines box, the Easter Gable box and next week i can show you something else… I kept it because the theme fit better to the time of the year and the challenge on Cute Card Thursday.


My basic idea was to show how cute Magnolia stamps are to make things other than cards. This acetate page could first be hung in a living area – baby or for a Wedding and than later easily be converted into a scrapbook page to keep it save.

Most of the things on this page are handmade. First i cut the scalloped shape with a big Accu Cut die out in my local Scrapbook store. Then i inked the edges with white Stazon. I have applied rub-on’s to the upper left and lower right corners. My rub'-ons were not perfect anymore but by not adding them entirely to the page they look like it was meant to be that way.


I sprayed all the papers including doily and flowers with glimmer mist to add sparkle. The floral white embellishment where Tilda “Flower Girl is sitting on is altered with Shimmerz and Stickles. The black sparkly circle is handmade as well. I cut with my Nestabilities the shape out of cardboard, covered it in glue and sprinkled it than with black Martha Stewart glitter – let dry. (The photo i used is a fake one from the store that has been used in the picture frame)

Additional stamps from Magnolia " Angle Love” were stamped with black Stazon and some gem stickers from Prima with pearls to embellish further have been used.


Stamps: this cute Tilda “flower girl” is from the Wedding Collection soon to be released though Magnolia

Hugs Claudia

Friday, March 12, 2010

Nosy Bunny – Hoppy Easter Collection

Sorry, could not hold it :-) i had to show you today a picture of Maus – i took it yesterday morning while watching some TV. He got really big – almost 12 pounds! Back to cards ….

Maus_March_re My very talented friend Jacque created for this week a really great sketch for us to follow on the Friday Sketcher blog, if you can go check it out you can twist it in many ways and get really creative with this one.

I had my card already done for Magnolia, Sweden when i realized.. hmmm.. that could work for the sketch this week.

Well… as you know, the DT gets some supplies from Magnolia provided to make sample cards, which we have to sent back to Sweden. In my package was 1 sheet that i could not combine with any of my other colors of papers i had. So i cut that cute  aqua bunny paper and yeiks.. i made a mistake.. alright no problem.. cut again and i managed to cut cooked. How bad can my luck be? It’s not that i never make cards, right?!


Sooo… think, think what can i do to fix it? Check it out.. i made a 5.5 x 5.5 gatefold card out of it. Actually i believe it works really nicely with the bunny from behind :-) he looks like he is peeking inside the card, where i have stamped the Magnolia tree with sentiment from last years Easter Collection.


Be sure to check out all the samples for inspiration posted by the Design team, hopefully you will play along and post your own creation on the Friday Sketcher blog where we have "La-La Land” sponsoring a sweet prize this week! The very sweet and gorgeous Irina is sponsoring us this week!

BTW.. that cute die i used on my card is by Nellie Snellen and all shapes can be found at Cute Stamps and Cards.

The fabulous Sassy Sketcher girls:
Aud, Bea, Carole, Jacque, Jacqueline, Jeanette and Tanja

Thank you all

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mama said there’d be days like this…

Hello ladies… thank you for coming to see my card for today.

Well.. i have made this one already a while back with one of the stamped images my friend Crissy kindly gave to me. I know you have seen this Tilda many times already :-) i think she is definitely a cutie!

I like the paper from the Basic Grey Porcelain line but unfortunately i feel not many other colors really work with that line – so i feel iam really limited to pick up the colors that the paper gives me and some of the neutrals.


Stamp: Tilda with wax from the “Raising the Ceiling Collection

This card is sold to Sonja K.– Thank you so very much Sonja!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hatching Chicken “Hoppy Easter” DT card

Hello ladies.. i hope you have had a wonderful weekend. Wow.. i loved the nice and warm Spring temperatures we have had.

Today i can show you an other DT card i made with the supplies Magnolia, Sweden sent in my package. Unfortunately most of the subtle things like Glimmer mist and stickles on shoes, dress and egg do not show on my pictures.

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The floral Design paper was a piece i have received with the Raising the Ceiling Collection DT kit.. i can not tell you what the maker is or the line – so you could look it up. I'm sorry! To add a bit more texture besides the flowers and hardware i embossed a piece of Stampin up (River Rock – retired) piece of cardstock with a Stampin up embossing folder (it is retired as well). The circular Sentiment is by Magnolia and is from last years Easter collection.

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Stamps: All Magnolia “Tilda w. hatching chicken” (Hoppy Easter Collection 2010), Sentiment: Happy Easter (Easter Collection 2009)

Coloring: Stampin up: Blush Blossom, Pretty in pink, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Summer Sun
Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Aged Mahogany, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hoppy Easter

Hello my friends!

Wow… Spring is still not in sight here in Michigan. Winters are so very long here, those are the times i wished i would live in other lovely parts of the United States, ever since i moved from Germany i live here in this house :-) Well.. maybe one day..

My card today is made pretty much entirely with supplies Magnolia Sweden has sent me in the new “Hoppy Easter kit and in previous kits. I have a little Magnolia box and i gather in there things that i did not use when i have to make my cards and than i can go look when the next cards have to be made what fits my style or card iam making.


Stamp: Edwin from the Hoppy Easter 2010 Collection
Papers: Bazzill, Magnolia Hoppy Easter 2010 Collection – i like to order my Magnolia paper though Sir Stampalot, Stampin up (Bordering Blue & Kraft)
flowers, feathers, flat bead hearts, ribbon can be found in the Magnolia, Sweden shop, Button is by Making Memories, Stickles (Platin and Stardust)
Coloring: watercoloring
(face/Gesicht: Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Aged mahagony very little, Haare/hair: Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Walnut stain, pants/Hose: Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood
grass/gras: Mellow Moss, Halo: Barely Banana, Going Grey)


I hope you enjoyed your visit today – Thank you.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hoppy Easter “Hello! Tilda”

Good morning everyone. Thank you for your visit today.

I love to show you a card made with one of the cute new Magnolia stamps from the Hoppy Easter Collection 2010.

Well the photos have not turned out very well ... but of course i wanted to show my card today.
The image is stamped onto watercolor paper and i colored her in with Stampin up refillers and Tim Holtz distress inks. The papers are by Stampin up – the pattern paper is unfortunately retired. I really love that one. I could not resist and went with the current trend to frame my image with lots and lots of flowers.


Supplies: Hello! Tilda  (Hoppy Easter Collection 2010)
Sentiment: Papertrey Ink

Papers: all Stampin up
Embellishments: Tulips and Daisy’s by Papirlolet (Norway), Prima Marketing (gems), Martha Stewart (pearl stickers), Stickles (Stardust), Stampin up (Taffetta pretty in Pink ribbon, So Saffron wide Grosgrain)
Coloring: watercolors (Stampin up Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Pale Plum, So Saffron, Barely Banana, Going Grey, Mellow Moss)
Tim Holtz Distress: Scattered Staw, Weathered Wood, Aged Mahagnony


Hugs and have a wonderful Tuesday.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sorry For The Loss… DT #3


Hello all.. thank you so much for visiting me today. I would love to tell you a little bit about my card… just a few months ago my dear friend Crissy had lost her very beloved Miska her German Sheppard – It is so sad if you loose one of your pet family members.

I wanted to make her a very special card but noticed… i do not have ANY stamps that are appropriate for that occasion.

But than i saw this stamp set in the Stampin up catalogue (C is for Cat – it is currently free with a $50 order) and i knew i wanted to make a sympathy card with my Tilda holding kitten (Pet Collection 2009).


Papers: K&Company, Bazzill cardstock for base, Stampin up (for layering), Watercolor paper: hot press 300 gr
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with kitten (Pet Collection), Lace border (Kitchen Collection),
Sentiment: stampin up (C is for cat)
Tools: Stampin up (various circle punches)
Embellishments: Flowers and leaves all by Magnolia (flowers are the new kind with lace in center), Offray (organdy ribbon), Stickles (Diamond), Cross (Joann Fabric), Robins Nest, Making Memories (brads)
Coloring: watercoloring with Tim Holtz Distress inks and Stampin up inks