Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Especially for you

Today’s card is made for our new challenge over on Cute Card Thursday. The theme is “From boys to men”. My gosh.. i had a really tough time with that one! What cute card can you give a man… i must say i was about to just skip this challenge.. but that’s why it is called a challenge, right?! So i gave it a try.

This image was stamped for me from my dear friend Jacque a while ago. It is Prom Edwin from the new Wedding Collection. I thought this could maybe be a card that a mother could give her son to a special occasion. The card first was “finished” with out the white flower but than i stamped the sentiment on and of course i had a tiny black spot which i was able to cover with the leaves of the flower. I think it still works and it is not to obvious.


Stamps: Prom Edwin “Wedding 2010”, Sentiment: Especially for you

Papers: My Minds Eye (Home Spun – 6x6 pad)
Embellishments: Paper Doily (Dollar store), Swirls (Prima Marketing), Ribbons (Stampin up / white satin, Mellow Moss Taffeta)
Coloring: Copic Sketch
Tools: Fiskars border punch

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

“Just Because”

Hello, thank you for your visit on my blog. Today i would like to show you a little altered “wooden” box which i was able to quickly alter. It did not take much time or effort to get this ready.
All i have done is first sponge the doily and my flowers with Tim Holtz vintage photo ink and spritzed everything with Tattered Angles Pearl shimmer and set aside to let dry. In the meantime i colored Tilda and the sugar sack in and cut out. Than i added some ribbons around the box to make the rim look nice and added to those some Robins Nest with glue dots (sorry i just noticed i do not have a photo to show you)
Once my doily was dried i glued it down onto my box, so most of the text underneath would be covered and added all my images and embellishments to the top.



Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Mothers Day Card?

Hello ladies, thank you for swinging by today. Today’s card is worked for the Friday Sketcher Challenge blog. It is my turn to provide a sketch.
I hope you like to work with it and hopefully my card shows you a sample for a (hopefully) a nice card you can twist to your use without using any flowers!

Don’t get me wrong – i love to use flowers on my cards but prior to Prima.. we all made cards without :-) but boy, what would i do without any ribbon????


Stamps: “Bridesmaid Tilda” Magnolia Wedding Collection/ Fairytale Collection, “Old Valentines Letter” Valentines 2009 Collection
Papers: Bazzil Bling, Making Memories, Stampin up (Pretty in Pink) Embellishments: Kaiser Craft (pearl stickers), Stickles (Start Dust), Stampin up (ribbon), Pop Up dots, Hero Arts (pink rhinestone stickers)
Ink: Memento black ink
Tools: sewing machine,
Nestabilities, Circle punches, Fiskars border punch
Coloring: Copic Sketch

Below is a close up shot.. Tilda is mounted onto spacers.


Friday, May 7, 2010

something old & something new…

Hello, ladies… nothing really “new” today.
Some of you might recognize the card from Magnolia Ink 2, but here i can show you the card in full size. In the magazine the card was kind of covered from the matching sketch.

I was so lucky that my friend
Jacqueline van Sar stamped for me both of those images last year, so i was able to submit something with “new” images to the magazine. pewwhhh… that was so kind of her. Thanks hunny!

Love those big “hinges” i have found last year in fall at Michaels. First i thought those were only good for scrapbooking cause they are quite big and by the time i figured.. oh they do work.. they were already sold out. Go figure :-(
Happened now 2x with some of the seasonal stuff they have there. I am just not used that Michaels does not re-stock their items :-) when they are out. hahaha
Stamps: Magnolia Bride,
Papers: Bazzil Bling, Basic Grey “Lily Kate”, Stampin up (Pretty in Pink)Embellishments: Prima Marketing (roses), Kaiser Craft (pearl stickers), Stickles (Start Dust), Offray (ribbon), Lace (source unknown) Magnolia (pearl floss, heart doiley, charm), Making Memories (gold hinges), Jo Anns Fabric store (mother of pearl heart button)
Tools: sewing machine
Coloring: Copic Sketch
hugs Claudia

Monday, May 3, 2010

You arrrr a treasure


Hello girls, thank you so much for swinging by. Today i would love to show you card iam really happy with and i enjoyed making the card making process. I have worked on this card about 2 days.
I think it shows :-) on all of the images is quite some masking and tweaking going on. Sitting Tilda was a tick too big for me to sit on just one barrel, so i have masked the barrel, anchor and skull to the left and added some tape to the right, just so one would fit.

The card closes with a hinge (Stampin up Hodgepode) and a ribbon, the sentiment is printed with the computer (font Caribbean).


 In the inside of the card i used Jolly Tilda and the palm tree is from the Hawaii or Summer collection 2008 i guess. The tree bend way more to the left, but if i would have stamped it that way, barley any leaves would show. So i bend the stamp a bit on my acryl block, it was a pain cause my EZ is not really sticky anymore and it would flip back by the time i was ready to stamp :-)

Anyhow.. what can i say :-) i like this card :-)


The sketch for this week is provided by my friend Carole, who is host this week. Hopefully you will play along and post your own creation on the Friday Sketcher blog where we have “Simon Says Stamp sponsoring a sweet prize this week! The fabulous Sassy Sketcher girls who have made a card for this week are:   
Inge, Janneke, Jeanette and Tanja


Ps: iam not even sure if “you are a treasure” is a term you would say in English.. i have translated it from German – so please forgive it it is kind off for most of you

some measurements: the card is 6x6 (Jolly Tilda)
the other panel is 4x12 folded in half and “wrapped” around the 6x6 piece. The backside of my card is decorated with Designer paper as well
all images:

Papers: K&Company
C: 4/2/00/1/0