Saturday, August 28, 2010

Happy Birthday

Hi there… thanks for your visit..
Today is my turn host over on the  “Friday Sketchers” the challenge for this week.
The sketch i came up with – i agree is not a very easy one.. but as the DT shows with their sample cards it can be translated in so many ways. Check it out!
My card was inspired by this cute Cherry Blossom Starbucks Gift card i picked up a while ago.

The gift card fits right underneath a sentiment which i have printed with the computer.


Here is a close up shot from the tag with a quote from Buddha.
Claudia_Rosa_Japanese_GC_3 Stamps: Magnolia Japanese Tilda
Papers My Minds Eye

Hopefully you find time to play along and post your own creation on the Friday Sketcher blog.

This card is for sale, you can email me to claudiaesrosa at

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Gift from the Heart

Hello, today i have a little card for you.. which i have submitted to this weeks challenge on Cute Card Thursday “WHATEVER”
Well… when i colored this image and started it all out.. i have not even thought about going into this more Christmas direction. I just loved the vines that the design paper shows and i thought some more green with my punch would be nice and all of a sudden the card looked totally different. Sooo… whatever :-) i like it the way it is non Christmas paper or not :-)
Claudia_Rosa_Gift From the Heart
Stamps: Tilda (Wedding Collection)
Sentiment: Magnolia)
Papers: Webster pages
Tools: Magnolia DooHickeys,
Embellishments: Flowers, paper doily, Stickles,

Coloring:  (Vintage photo, pretty in pink, blush blossom, groovy guava, cameo coral, walnut stain, scattered straw, cool carrebian, mellow moss
Take care of yourself!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Teabag holder

Hello, i hope you all had a great weekend.
I was able to work off quite a few cards – so i should have some time to get in my creative mood to make something for the next Magnolia Ink.


Anyhow.. when i got this cute “Japanese Tilda” stamp i new i wanted to make a card and maybe something crafty with her. The

tutorial over on Splitcost for a teabag holder was perfect. However.. that little cover took me way longer than i had anticipated. :-(


Stamps: Magnolia Bon Voyage
Papers: Magnolia papers though Sir Stampalot . The store carries the entire line of the beautiful papers
Sentiment: retired Stampin up set
Tools: Stampin up (label punch – for sentiment and to make the “tabs”), Nestabilities, Computer, Charms (Michaels), Stickles (Sir Stampalot)

Claudia_Rosa_Tea1 Thank you all have a great week

hugs Claudi

Sunday, August 22, 2010


HI there… thank you for visiting me.

Today i can show you a card made with one of my new stamps … Cowboy Tilda from the new Bon Voyage collection. I know i might not make loots of cards with her :-) however i had to have her in my collection!!!

She will be great for girls cards and to pull off that distressed and worn look on papers and embellishments.


The paper is from Cosmo Cricket “Wanted” 6x6
The “hanger” is made from a sheet of cork and the die is by Tim Holz i got that die with all the flowers from my dear friend Crissy
Antique brads and twill are by Stampin up

Coloring is done with Copics: i used all my colors in the E07/01/08/09/19 and the colors from the 20-section.
The card was worked using a sketch that my dear DT Fran for Cute Card Thursday has made. !! I love your sketch.



Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Hello, i hope you have had a great weekend. Well… i have not ordered the Magnolia summer kit,  the first time since i have started to use Magnolia stamps. This Tilda as ladybug image is definitely one of my favorites, i found some papers in a older Basic Grey stack that matched quite nicely.xoxoxox_2
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda as Ladybug, Sentiment: Stampin up (retiered)
Papers: Basic Grey Lemonade 6x6 last years summer line
Other: Paper Doily, Gems, Stickles, Doohickey tag die
, Taffeta ribbon, Raffia, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Texting Crazy

Hello, today i have quite a different card to show than the usual styles.
The challenge on Cute Card Thursday for us to follow is “Texting Crazy”. I took this opportunity to play with my brand new Magnolia DooHickey dies. On this card i used the swirl and the flower die. The flower was made from the same designer paper, distressed and spritzed with Tattered Angles Mist (Pearl)
Recipe for this card:
Papers: K&Company “Blue Awning”
Stamps: Magnolia Graduation Collection”
Dies: Magnolia Doohickey Dies (Peony Petals & Leaf and Swirl) all though Cute Stamps and Cards, Big scallop punch (Fiskars)
Embellishments: Chain “Grades” (Karen Forster),  hardware Stampin up, satin ribbon Offray)
Ink: Distress, Vintage Photo

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Just A Note

Hello, how are you today?
Since i had the other night that clean up tick i came across some really quite cute paper scraps. I have anyways a hard time throwing papers away :-) even the bits from white paper, i keep to practice my sentiments or the inks of my colors to match papers later on.

I love love love this note paper from 7gypsies.. i think it is about 5-6 years old, at the time i was not even a card maker. I got it for something else. Just last year i was trying to locate this specific paper again but no chance. What i like about it is that the notes are so close and almost look like it is from a 6x6 paper pad. Oh well i have some odd ends of it.. maybe i can come up with one more card to use it up.

Claudia_Rosa_Just A Note_1
Thought the “just a note” would be quite cute in combination with the image and the paper, so i just printed it with my computer on paper. The font is called “Chopin Script” (how funny – that matches too). The image is water colored with Distress Inks and since this cute Tilda has been sold in some US stores already a few months back – i would assume it should soon be available.

Claudia_Rosa_Just A Note

Stamps: Tilda with Violin 
Coloring: Distress and Stampin up inks, Glitter pens on wings ect
Ribbon: Basic Basic Satin, decorative vintage brad is by Making Memories 
Spellbiner “Fancy Tags”, Stickles in Diamond (loved that one better than Star Dust for this card)
Claudia_Rosa_Just A Note_2

Thanks for looking.. off to take the boys to the pool today.

Monday, August 9, 2010

I Just Heard!

Hello, i hope you have a great day today.
Over on the Friday Sketcher my very talented friend Janneke provided quite a great sketch for this week. No way i could miss that one :-)
This is what i came up with. I really like the Memory Box papers – i ordered first just 1 to see how they are in real and than got the rest of them all. Just a nice change to all the Basic Grey papers.


Stamps: Tilda with Newspaper ~ Stampin up (Sentiment)
Papers: 6x6 Memory Box “Gossamer”, Stampin up
Embellishments: Flowers, hardware (Stampin up), ribbon (Offray)
Tools: Martha Stewart corner punch
Coloring: Distress and Stampin up refillers

(Blush Blossom, Pretty in pink, Photo, Walnut, Scattered Straw, River Rock, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum)




Friday, August 6, 2010

Gumdrops & Gingerbread

Hello ladies, thank you so much for clicking by. We are back home… oh my.. we have had a great time but the car drive back home was really long.

Just when i think that i have my laundry and luggage in order, i look in my backyard and see how tall the weeds grew in the time we were gone and iam so disappointed. All that work we did just weeks ago, you can not even see it anymore. Can you tell.. iam not so happy with yard work anymore but i can not wait for my first tomatoes, i want to try to can some :-)

This is my first card after 2 weeks or half of it. The image was colored last winter and i forgot it which was perfect for this weeks challenge on Cute Card Thursday “head start on Christmas” and i just had to make the base.

Stamps: Magnolia Tida in wind
Embellishments: Martha Stewart corner punch, Nestabilities, Twinklets,Stickles in Diamond and Star Dust
Paper: Happy Holdidays by Fancy pants (8x8)loved that one for the bight colors some papers have but some look kind of grungy – i picked that one because of the words on one paper stripe that worked nice with the image

Claudia_Rosa_Gumdrops&Gingerbread Thank you big hug

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sending My Love

Hi there… thank you for your visit..well.. we are back home from our summer trip.
I know i will be totally exhausted from our 24 hour car ride but happy to be back home.
I hope i will have soon some time to make a card.. kind of worried how it feels after such a long time.. if i can pull something cute off.
Fortunately i still have this “back-up” card i can show today. I made this one for Ink 4. Thought it would be nice to have some Edwin cards.
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Stamps: Heartbreaker Edwin, Jeep from the Pet Collection 2009 
Papers: My Minds Eye
Coloring: Watercolors
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I think tomorrow i will post some blog candy :-) xoxoxo thank you for the time you are spending on my blog.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Altered Nesquick Container

Hello, a warm welcome to my blog today, than you for having a look what i am able to post today.
Well… as you can see …. i have tried to submit a set to Magnolia Ink 
My kids love chocolate milk and we used to buy many many of Nesquick containers. So i altered one plastic container (after rinsing throughly to get the chocolate smell out) with papers, flowers, ribbons and gems.
to set a big jumbo eyelet and add the thick string i had to push my crop a dile fairly hard in – and i was worried i would rip the paper completely (of course i was on the last sheet of paper and the card was already made) but it worked out after all.
I submit this project for today’s challenge on Cute Card Thursday which is “fruity”

Stamps: Stawberry Tilda, You are so Sweet, One in a million all (Pet Collection)