Monday, December 29, 2008

Holiday Sketch Challenge

Hello and happy Monday. Do you have some time to make a card this week? Since most of the challenge blogs have a break, i thought show you a sketch you could use if you feel inspired by it. Please take a look how Kristine, Bea and Carole all took a different spin on this sketch. If you like, please post your card with link to your site here so we can take a look at it. Lets have fun!!!


I would like to give you some infos what i used on my card. The pictures does not really show how pretty this vine paper from K&Company sparkles. There are also tiny corner embellishments made with crystal stickers on the paper with the font. On the envelope is the vine (both are vines are embellished with green Stickles) and i airbrushed the edges with E31 so it would not be so super white and have more an aged look. The sentiment can still be picked - I think this card works for many occasions. The back of the card is also decorated with some of the Designer Paper.
Stamps: Magnolia new "Jingle Jangle" Collection and to decorate the inside and envelope i used the vine stamp which you can find in the Shabby Chic Collection on the vine is green Stickles
DP/CS: K&Company, Stampin up
Embellishments: Stampin up, Martha Stewart (fond punch), Laces, Making Memories
Thank you Bea, Carole, Jaquelin and Kristine for helping me to make sample cards using this sketch so short notice!! You guys rock!!! xxx

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Love, Liebe and Amore

Good Morning everybody. How is your week so far? Iam pretty much all done with my Christmas presents - still have to wrap them :-) Definitely getting there lol. Today's card shows one of the super adorable Tilda images you can purchase in the new Valentines Collection. Oh she cute and Tilda "works" all year round. :-)
This week i wanted to show you several different styles of cards/projects. Monday was the 6x6 style you see often on my blog, than the pillow box with tag yesterday today a long card and tomooooorowww... well come and see.. it is a style card that kind of has been forgotten.
Stamps: Magnolia
Embellishments: Ribbons received trough Magnolia the pink ribbon features printed Love words in several languages. The rose embroidered ribbon was received a long time ago and it works nicely with the colors of the Bo Bunny DP, Button and rhinestone brad is from Making Memories.
In centers of paper flowers is red stickles.

Oh and if you want something sweet without the calories :-) click over to Torills blog she has some fabulous candy to give away.
hugs and thanks for reading my blog today.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Be Mine

Hello and happy start into the new week! The card for today uses the very new Magnolia stamps :-) iam sure you know those already, cause you also read the Magnolia Inspiration site or visit the other DTM blogs. I was so fast coloring cute Tilda in and the newspaper stamp that i totally forgot to stamp first the hearts with the stamp that goes with the newspaper. I was kind of scared to ruin the colored and airbrushed image so i was happy that Carole let me use the "Confetti Hearts" punch from Martha Stewart. (Thank you for helping me out) You know how this ... mistakes ALWAYS happen at the very end :-) and you have to start over again.I did get some paper and embellishments from Magnolia to work with, but my kids grabbed the paper off the table and they are now kind of crumbely :-) i was able to save the plain Bazzill CS and use it for the mats on this card. The DP used is from BoBunny and Stampin up. The pompon ribbon is sewed directly to the card. Stamps can be purchased in Sweden . Sentiment is from Stampin up's "Fancy Flexible Phrases" and iam so excited.. as far as i can tell all of the sentiments fit in the sign Tilda is holding. I stamped "Be Mine" with Going Grey - i think i should have used black, to make it stand out more.
xxx Claudia

Friday, December 12, 2008

Lil' Elfs

Hi and happy Friday :-) I told you :-) looove the Elfs :-) Heidi came up with this great sketch for the Friday Sketcher blog and i was like whoohoo THAT works with my new stamps. Iam sure you recognize not only the Elf from the new Magnolia line but also take a look at that fabulous bold tree with the swirls!!! I checked the Magnolia Inspiration site to see how Pauline imagined her design and from there my card developed. The stamping explanes itself, to the Elf and on the chocolate chip, distressed mats i added some sparkle with one of my fabulous glitter pens. I liked that look better than the more visible Stickles. Most of the papers and other things on this card are from my stash.. but the flowers and the elegant brads are by Magnolia sent.
other: Stampin up "French Script" Background stamp and Amuse sentiment
DP: DCWV Farytale DP and chocolate chip CS
Sorry, i have not had time yet to take the pics how to make envelope and i think i will not be able to post it today either cause iam baby sitting a whole bunch of little ones today :-)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thinking of you

Hi to all of you happy Thursday. Sorry iam late.. still shopping in the morning for Christmas gifts for the boys and sent all the ribbons out to the ladies who shared with. THANK YOU so much!
this is my card for the challenge that Andrea came up with. You should use your punches on your cards. Andrea was so kind to accept my card - altho i did use my Nestabilitie for the image. Thank you. Tilda is from the New Years Collection and i picked her because she looks darling on spring cards and also :-) always a big plus for me she fits right into a Nestablitie :-)
Papers: Kaitleen Cosmo Cricket, Stampin up
Here you see the inside of the card. Sentiment is not stamped yet. I have listed this card on Ebay - so hopefully this card sells (lol) i will stamp the requested Sentiment.
close up.. Tilda is stamped and colored in 2x. one is popped up to give it dimension.

You can find all the cards i have for sale here: Pretty Pressings
Thank you for swinging by today and please take a look at the other Designers work for Cute Card Thursday.
I will get back a little later with my posting on how to make handmade envelopes. I have to take the picutes now :-) will also give you measurements for non square envelopes.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Magnolia stamps "Jingle Jangle"

iam back with an other card for today. gosh i got yesterday my DT envelope from Magnolia, Sweden and i fell in love with the cute Elfs Pauline designed. I recieved also recieved Valentines stamps, but oh boy i had to pick her first :-) The paper is mine.. i could not resist to add her to this forrest szene. Iam sure you have this paper too.. it was a big hit in summer this year. you can find the sheets in the DCVW paper stacks "fairy" oh all those papers work beautifully with the new line.
Paper: Stampin up and DCVW
Embellishments: not many.. Stampin up Hardware and ribbon super cool scrolls from my friend Carole!!!! xxx

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Santa Gift Set

Hi there.. oh my gosh.. it took me just right now 30 minutes to edit those 3 pictures. We got a new printer on Thanksgiving Sale and since than my computer is running slow and i get constantly error messages. Aaaahhh.. where is my hubby ????? :-)
Gotta fix that :-)
This is the gift set i have made for my dear friend Christina C. Christina and i met on a yahoo group about half year back and we chatted a bit and we found out that we both come from the same small area.. just about 15 km apart. It was so funny.. than later we have met again at the Magnolia-lioucs yahoo group and i can tell you - Christina is one sweet and kind lady and iam happy i have met her. So the can is filled with some presents to open for her and Miska :-) (nooo i don't forget your baby Christina :-) and a matching card. I love the big Magnolia Santa image because it really covers a good amount of space on card or even projects. I love love one of the paper bags one of the Magnolia Designers made. You can see that one on the Inspiration site.. unfortunately i could not find out who that actually made. It is gorgeous!
The can does not show too well with white background but this way the ornamental stickers (Stampendous) show better on the picture. Love those.. but they were really difficult to get down. I don' t know if i would do that again.
and here the group shot.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Shabby Chic

Iam late, iam late :-)
My card for today was made using a sketch that i made. I wanted to go fairly simple because we all have lots to do at this time of the year AND since this Holiday stamp release had so many sitting Magnolias i thought it would be giving you plenty of choices to pick your favorite Magnolia. On my sample card i wanted to show how versatile the stamps are. By choosing dark colored Designer papers and lots and lots of distressing and coloring Tildas dress green i think this card would also be nice for someone who is not sooo into the very cute style. Many of the Christmas images work all year round.
now for the supplies: Tilda Christmas Collection 2008
Papers: i believe it is Basic Grey (?) and Stampin up Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Stampin up rope, Laundry Line tag, Velvet ribbon (forgot), Making Memories, Prima Marketing
tools: Nestabilities insert grin.. gift from Carole (hehe. all my pretty stuff is from her!!! tomorrow i will show you something i get from Carole i could not make a card without it. I use it on EVERY card!) Distresser, Sewing Machine
Make sure you check out the other very talented designers super adorable cards! I know that Suzanne and Cheryl have their cards on their blogs posted. Thank you so much ladies - i love your cards.. i can not wait to see what you come up with. And here is the sketch: (also perfect to use up all your little pieces of scraps you have created over the years :-)