Friday, March 27, 2009

Tilda with lamb

Hello and a wonderful Friday. May i invite you over to the Friday Sketcher blog? This week i am hostess and below is the sketch i came up with for you to follow. As you can tell.. iam not very good with the computer but the DT made some fabulous cards with it and give you lots of ideas.

For my card i used this lovely Easter stamp that Magnolia had sent me. I must say iam not quite sure (because of the language) if the sentiment fits 100% lol.. but when i created the sketch i had a different image in mind were i had a long matching sentiment. I should have just followed my original plan but cute Tilda with lamb was just so tempting to use and how long can i still use her??? I did a little bit of distressing on some layers.

Please take a look what
Jaqueline ,Kristine and Murmur came up with using the sketch for this week

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thinking of you

For my card i was inspired by the big summery flowers i have received through Magnolia to make a card with. I just went the easier way and picked some paper out of my DVCW "Citrus" pack to bring the card together.
Gosh.. i have had this cute little Magnolia kite stamp one day ... and gave it away because i needed a fast gift. I totally forgot about it and looked everywhere to find it until i remembered. When i look at this Tilda running, i think it would be just sooo PERFECT, why did i give it away :-). Well, no kite anymore, so i punched some butterflies out and painted those with Shimmerz "Blingz" Under the Sea. Looks really super shimmery and does match the papers fabulous. As you can see Tilda's arm did not fit into the oval... so i cut her out anyways and just colored on a second image the arm in, cut it out and glued it on the oval over the spot that was cut off.

Stamps: Magnolia Spring kit .. if you missed to purchase this wonderful kit in Sweden available through Magnolia-liocus.
Embellishments: Shimmerz "Blingz", flowers sent by Magnolia, Sweden
Papers: Stampin up and DVCW
Punch: Fiskars "Apron Lace" and Martha Stewart

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Celebrate Eastern

Hello good morning! Today i have a card to show you using mostly supplies that i have recieved from Magnolia, Sweden to work with. I really love how this card turned out. This wonderful image is also one of the stamps Magnolia has sponsored in the current blog candy i give away. Don't miss out on it.
Today i would also love to take the opportunity to highly reccomend a blog i love to visit when i need inspiration to work with vintage style papers and embellishments. Here where i live i do not have access to those kinds of things and I LOVE it.. i drool over the things Malin makes! You must check it out!!! It really does help, to kind of copy her with the things i have:-)
Please take a look at my friends cards who also have created a card using this image. If you like to join in our challenge each week.. feel free to use Carole's, Jaqueline's, Bea's or my blog to link your creation.
CBC+J players are:
Carole's Startdust Gems
Bea's Megastamper blog

Monday, March 23, 2009

Easter Bunch

Hello and good morning! I would like to show you a card made with supplies that Magnolia, Sweden has sent me and using just a accessory stamp. I love to combine the stamps but i love to show them off just as a single motive. They are drawn so wonderfully if i Tilda is sitting on them they cover up so much :-) on this image i have left the eggs completely white and than painted them with Shimmerz "Golden Wheat". The shadows around the image is made with warm grey W0. Stamp: Magnolia Easter Collection 2009 this stamp is also avaliable through Magnolia-licous
Embellishments: Shimmerz paint in golden wheat, Michaels ribbon
Papers: Stampin up and DP: unknown

I wanted to tell you a few things... did you know that my dear friend Carole has become a Stampin up Demonstrator??? There is a new fabulous Mini Catalogue coming out April first.. Iam sure if you contact Carole she can help you, with your order or with questions. Iam hosting myself a book party beginning of April :-)

And not last... i noticed yesterday that Donalda , Ila and Zoe have some great blog candy on her blog! Check it out!
Take care. hugs

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Fling

Hello and good morning. I will make it short about my card because i have something very exciting to tell you :-) I make many of my cards using the Friday Sketcher sketches .. not only for the current week but sometimes i go way back to find inspiration. Well.. happened that my friend Bea, made a sketch that blew me away and that day i have made a card with her sketch - turned out that it was way too early :-) Bea kindly allowed me to show the card anyways on my blog xxx Thanks sweetie. My other card using her creative idea is here . For the card today - i used one of the last years Spring stamps and some scraps of papers i had created lol. You are going to see quite a few cards with them made in the next week :-)

This lovely stamp can also be purchased at Magnolia-licous! Make sure to check out the pre-naputal sale page!
Coloring: all Copic markers and Neenah paper an be found at 7 kids college fund
Please take a look what
Jaqueline ,
Kristine and Murmur came up with using the sketch for this week.

Now for the exciting news i have... Magnolia has kindly given me a VERY, VERY generous blog candy to give away. This being said i don't want just one lady have the chance of winning this amazing prize. I have made several bags filled with 3-4 matching stamps, so many of you have a chance to win some stamps. I think i will be able to put the posting up on Sunday this week, so once the time is over you should have the stamps before Eastern in your mailbox.
This is just one way to tell you from Magnolia and me how much we appreciate you!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Home Tweet Home

Hello and good morning. Today is a new challenge for you posted over on the Cute Card Thursday blog. The challenge for this week is: one Thing ripped or torn, 2 papers and four 4 Embellishments (on my card 1) flower, 2) ribbon, 3) brads, 4) cross).
I used the opportunity to get one of my DT card finished that i will sent back to Sweden. All papers and embellishments are kindly provided by Magnolia so i can not really tell you the brand name. However :-) that cute stamp can be found in the 2009 Easter Collection. The image was stamped twice and i cut from the second image just some part of the tree (what i could actually cut out :-) the chicken and the egg shell.
The stamp can be also be purchased over at Magnolia-licous who has a fantastic collection of Magnolia-stamps available.
If you like please check out what my other DT friends created with this challenge:
Andrea from Andrea's world,
Annie from Ink and Rubba
Deb from Crafty card i higgins,
Fran from Franmade,
Katharina from Creative Ideas by Katharina,
Leann from Leanns crafty rabmlings,
Lynn from Crafty Waffle and
Shary from The other side of me

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Make a wish

Hello and happy Wednesday. For my card today i used some paper of Basic Greys "Phoebe" stack. I loved the vines and that the paper has some dark pink inside, i thought would look nice with clover Tilda is holding. Besides that the dark pink inside the paper gave me the opportunity to give Tilda some extra color. I stamped Tilda 2x, than cut one with the circle Nestabilitie and the second one with scissors once colored in i added her with pop-up dots over the circle part. The clover she is holding is painted in addition to the Copics with Celery Green Shimmerz paints. Stamp: Tilda GL 09 and sentiment by Magnolia Fortune Collection
Embellishments: Stampin up ribbons and Shimmerz paint in Celery Green
Tools: Nestabilities and Martha Stewart border punch

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St Patricks Day

Hello and a happy St. Patricks Day :-) For my card today i wanted to make a more masculine card. Loved the hat with stick just by itself but than i thought.. hmmm.. lil Edwin would look nice on that long panel. No sentiment but now that i look at the card - i think a long one tucked underneath the hat image, would look nice. Sometimes i see stuff like that only when adding the pictures to the blog. Oh well :-)

Papers: all by Stampin up and Designer Paper: Polka Dot - piece of scrap from the DCVW Nanna Nursery pack, Bo Bunny: "Alissa Adorable"
Embellishments: Stampin up ribbon, Making Memories brads

Monday, March 16, 2009

Good Luck - Fortune Collection

Hello and happy Monday. Yiiipeeee...Free Smiley Courtesy of
i have received some new stamps :-) the Fortune Collection :-) is here :-) In Germany i have never celebrated St. Patrick's Day but oh my.. those stamps are sooo cute and it was really easy to make cards with those lovely stamps. I did not even need to go to a store and get some extra stuff. Love that even more :-) The cards for this week are fairly simple... Niklas ear infection got worse and in addition he is diagnosed with Asthma. I was all over the place this past week. Soooo.. what shall i tell you :-) I love simple cards - because sometimes i just do not have the time to finish them up in the inside AND also ... quite honestly.. some people (hello Mama.. don't even care if the card is super fancy). Isn't this not also one other good reason to love the Magnolia's??? They just make any card look so sweet.

Stamps: All Magnolia GL09 Tilda with Umbrella and Sentiment: GL09 Good Luck (Fortune 2009 Collection)
CS/Designer Paper: Stampin up: Certainly Celery, Blue Bayou, Basic Grey 6x6 "Urban Prairie" pad
Embellishments: Making Memories: eyelet, Stampin up: ribbon
Tools: Sewing machine and Stampin up circle punches

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Hello and a wonderful Thursday.
I mentioned yesterday that i assume that my Easter DT package must have gotten lost in the mail :-( so i was thinking... hmmm.. i could use for some of my cards some of my other stamps. As you probably know.. some of them i can not show here on Pretty Pressings. Some of my next cards are published on my second blog called on the web cardsmadebyclaudia or "Pretty Cards".

Have you seen the stamps you are going to get in the Magnolia Spring kit???? if not my friend Malin has taken a pictur of her kit and posted on her blog here:
Do not forget that you can now pre-order your Summer Stamp Club kit!!!! I ordered mine yesterday :-)


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Yummy Chocolate

Hello and a wonderful Wednesday. I have made this chocolate box in anticipation of the new Easter Magnolia stamps but unfortunately it seams that my DT kit got lost in the mail. So, when Carole set the challenge for the Magnolia image out of a previous Collection i thought.. hmmm this one does work for the long shape of the box as well aaaaand... lol.. i covered this months challenge set by my dear friend Inge Groot, how asked to come up with a idea to cover chocolate.

Here you can see the "compartments" in the inside of the box. I have used the super easy template that you can find at Regina's Cutting Cafe to make my box. If you go check out her site.. you can see her sample (which inspired me!) she made a box and used the compartments for ribbons, buttons ect. to give as a gift for somebody.

Paper: Cool Carrebian, Imaginice,
Embellishments: Stampin up Ribbons, Prima Marketing
Tools: Siccors and Martha Stewart border punch

Please take a look at my friends blogs if you have a extra minute, each of them has created a card using this Tilda image for you. If you like to join our challenge, feel free to use Carole's, Jaqueline's, Bea's or my blog to show and link your card creation.
Carole's Startdust Gems and Ribbon
Bea's Megastamper blog
Jaqueline's Creja Kaarten

Thank you all for asking about Niklas... i have his fever down and he is better xxx

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

For You...

Hello and happy Tuesday. aahhh... an other project to the rescue that I can show today :-) Sorry for the "snowy paper" the pillow box was made in November and published in Ett Tryk (Norway) - i could not show it sooner. However.. this My Minds Eye Laundry line paper is really gorgeous and i think some of the patterns can be used even now - is it called "print pattern"?? To make this pillow box i used one of Regina's cutting Cafe Designs. Those boxes are so easy and it is finished in a matter of minutes. You can create lovely gifts that look like you have spent a lot of time for not much effort :-) check her out. She is also sponsoring this week the Friday Sketcher blog in case you have not played with us.. you could try and have a chance to win a file of her designs!

Please check out my blog tomorrow as i have an other sweet gift idea to show you :-)

Monday, March 9, 2009


Hello and a good start into the weekend. Still struggling here with my kids being sick :-) why is that always that one is sick gets well and than the next starts lol?

I always loved the wonderful papers that were in the K&Company paper stack "Bailey" i pretty much "saved" those papers for "good times". It was definitely time to use them. The rose in the front was cut out and added to my card front using pop up dots. I thought it looks very nice with Tilda holding the rose. She is now available also at Magnolia-licous, who just got a new delivery with Magnolia stamps.

Stamps: "Magnolia Tilda with rose" can be found also at Magnolia-licous
The card was made for the store sketch challenge that Diana is hosting every month. Sketch by DTM Suzanne. Sentiment: Stampin up "Happy Harmony"
Paper: K&Company "Bailey", Stampin up: Very Vanilla, Close To Cocoa and Vellum
Embellishments: K&Company vintage brads (Michaels), Prima Marketing
Tools: Nestabilities.. all new Nestabilities can be also ordered over at 7 kids College Fund.. i believe the very new dies should be in very soon. :-) Cuttlebug Embossing folder
This and many more of my cards can also be found here: Ebay

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Hello and a wonderful Sunday to all of you. Last week i received from my sweet friend Tina mail :-) omg.. it was filled with the most beautiful pins, needles, pearls, craft supplies aaaaaand several colors of Flower Soft. I always wanted to try it and had it on my next shopping list for my 7 Kids order because Tab just started to carry it in different colors. So me downstairs and digging through my stamps looking on what image i want to try it out :-) It is sooo easy to use and i love the dimension and interest i was able to create on my card with Flower Soft.I have decided on this cute Tilda... she is from last years Spring/Easter collection and used this weeks MOJO Monday sketch one more time. This time i stayed 100% to the given sketch even with the stamped Sentiment in the right hand corner. As you know me now.... :-) usually i make my cards at first without a sentiment so they are more versatile. I have used on the frame and to Tilda's wings my Shimmerz paint in Pixie Dust.. loooove that stuff :-) it really looks so pretty!
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda 2008 Spring Collection, Sentiment: Papertrey Ink "Mixed Messages" (inside and outside)
other: Neenah CS, Memento Ink, Copic Sketch, Flower Soft and Robins Nest can all be purchased at 7 Kids College fund!!!
All kinds of colored sparkle can be found at: Shimmerz
Paper: Stampin up So Saffron is textured really pretty all found in kit "Just 4 You"
This and many more of my cards are listed here: Pretty Pressings

Friday, March 6, 2009

Happy Hello

Hello and a happy Friday... well today i have a first... it never happened before that i have 2 days i a row cards up using the same Tilda stamp :-) oh well.. she is very versatile and lovely:-) isn't she?
My card was made using this weeks sketch on the Friday Sketcher blog. Please take a look we have a wonderful prize up for grasp. You have see some of the images i have used on my cards with Regina's images??? Well, she sponsored us this week. If you make a card using the sketch and add it to the blog you could win it :-)

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda and flower box from the Love Collection 2009
Designer Paper: Stampin up "Parisian Summer", Bravo Burgandy, Bazzill Bling CS
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch, Creative Memories, Sizzix scalloped die, Creative Memories Corner rounder

Please take a look what
Jaqueline ,
Kristine and Murmur came up with using the sketch for this week.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

You are so sweet

Hello and a wonderful Thursday. My card was created using this weeks Mojo Monday sketch and for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog. Gosh.. it is "wine and dine" i noticed that only when i uploaded my card for Deb to post.. Thankfully Deb was really kind and still allowed my card. For some reason i had only foods in my mind lol.
Thank you Deb!!! Here is a picture to show you how wonderful the Pixie Dust paint shimmers on the cake

Stamps: Magnolia from the Love Collection available now 7 Kids College Fund
Embellishments: Shimmerz paints in Pixie Dust, Taffeta ribbon chocolate chip, Prima Marketing Felt, Hodgepodge
Papers: "Bella Birds", Soft Sky
Thank you for vistiting me!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Happy Birthday

Hello and a wonderful Wednesday :-) it is this day of the week again where we like to challenge you to pick up one of your stamps from a older Magnolia collection. This week Jaqueline picked "Tilda with balloons". I wanted to create a bright and cheerful girl birthday card. Well... my papers cooperated :-) but not the yucky daylight we still have here in Michigan.

This is a close up shot - i have tried to capture the sparkle that my new Shimmerz paints in Marigold and Pixie wings gave the balloon and the wings.
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with balloons
Papers: i know i went a little crazy with all the layers :-) are Real Red, Marigold Morning (retiered) Stampin up, patterned paper: DCWV "Citrus Stack"
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Fond and Arched Lettice punch, Prima Marketing, Stampin up

Please take a look at my friends blogs if you have a extra minute, each of them has created a card using this Tilda image for you. If you like to join our challenge, feel free to use Carole's, Jaqueline's, Bea's or my blog to show and link your card creation.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Note Of Love

Hello and a happy Tuesday. My "project" here was made in November last year but i must say.. when i look at the pictures it is something that i really love. It is now in Sweden at the Magnolia shop and is published in Ett Trykk in Norway. I hope you like it too :-)

hugs Claudia

Supplies: Magnolia Tilda can be found in the Valentines Collection, Sentiment is by Stampin up
Embellishments: Hemp and Twill Stampin up, Prima Marketing, Hero Arts, K&Company, Martha Stewart "Fond" punch
Papers: 7 Gypies and American Crafts