Saturday, May 31, 2008

Farm Fever and some organizing

Today i post my card for Saturday a bit earlier cause i do not know when i can be online tomorrow. Just when you think the basement comes to an end - it all starts over again. We had 2 days ago a water leak in the bathroom upstairs. Well, the water ruined all the new walls my craft space. So last night we worked till 2 pm in the bathroom and i think tomorrow we will have to fix drywalls in the basement. Thanks to all of you who are still taking time to leave comments on my blog. I love reading them and i hope i can be back soon.

I made this card with stamps i had purchased at Magnolia's store in March. I always loved the horse. Bea was so nice and sent me back then some images but i used them up really quickly. i just knew that needed the entire farm line for myself. KIM?? The card was based on an idea i had with this card. I thought it would be kind of nice to have the triangle further up and create a scene behind the front flap. So, when i looked at my Designer Paper i found this "dreamy" (call it this way cause the way the flowers are printed) piece of paper Pauline sent me and i knew it would be cute with the farm theme i wanted to make for a while. The card is a 6x6 square. The front was cut diagonal and i cut about 1" off so i can add my jumbo eyelet with the ribbon to it. yes... the fence is all hand cut.
I could not take a good picture with an nice view so you could see where i added the sentiment. I used the SU Tab punch and it is added to the image with the horse behind the flap. My camera just had problems with the focus.
Coloring: Copics and Chalks
Here is something else i wanted to show you. Maybe this is interesting for some of you - iam sure you all have your own organizing tricks. Since i have no really craft space at the moment and 2 small children iam always worried to loose stamps. I got a long time ago these sheets from Sunday International. They are prefect to store the stamps with EZ mount. I have my Magnolias sorted on these sheets in categories like flowers, animals, plants, fences and so on. The sheets are than stored big file. Once iam ready to stamp a scene , i pick a empty sheet and just collect the stamps from my files. This is also a great way for getting something organized in advance before you can actually start stamp. I do this usually at night while watching TV and than in the morning i just have to lay this sheet beside my cutting board and get started.
As you can see on my sheet, there are a lot more stamps than i was actually able to incorporate to my card. The good thing tho was that i was able to see what i have while working on my card rather than of standing up and double check through my boxes what else could fit.
LOVE these sheet.

48 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is awesome, love all the detail you put into it. Hope you get the walls fixed soon

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh (do I say that every day?) I too love this horse and contemplated purchasing with my order- I could easily use the entire farm scene set as they are just so sweet!

Donalda's Blog said...

Girl, you are the bomb !!!!!! That is just beautiful !!!!!! How you come up with all these idea's just beats me. I just LOOOOOOVEEEEEEEE
your work

Claudia said...

traumhaft schön, ganz große Klasse.
So eine Karte muß ich auch mal machen.

Lilian said...

Claudia, thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I didn't think anyone would read it lol! You make such lovely work and I love visiting both your blogs everyday. :)

MichelleO said...

How cute is that triangle card! I love the horse, I ordered it as soon as it came out...knew it was a must. Love that paper too, it is really different and dreamy looking. perfect card as always.
HUGS
MichelleO

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow was ist die wieder traumhaft schön. Wunderschön coloriert und die Form gefällt mir auch sehr gut. Klasse.

Kelly Schelske said...

Love it!! Being a country girl myself, I can't help but love Tilda and her horse and bale of hay!! Fantastic job!!

sophia landry said...

Soo beautiful! I love the triangle fold and how it creates a greater area for a scene. Wonderful, you have such inspiring ideas all the time!

bastelkueken said...

Deine Karte ist mal wieder ein Hingucker - super klasse und einfach nur ein Traum

Kristine said...

This is a beautiful "farm" card. And that DP looks so good to this theme!
Hope everything will be OK in your basement so your craft space will soon be readyfor you to use!
Have a nice weekend Claudia!

Shary said...

Gorgeous card Claudia. I love the idea of the triangle with the scene at the back. fab!!

COCO said...

WO VERY VERY VERY CUTE card !!!
I love you colors !!!!

craftyb said...

Fabulous creation again Claudia! Sooooo much work and effort has gone into this....but it's sensational!

I got a couple of these sheets myself and I agree they're great for storing your unmounted stamps!

A couple of years ago I made myself a stamp catalogue! It was a dreary couple of hours getting all my stamps into it, but now it's only a matter of updating it with each new stamp I get! I keep it in themes, flowers, wedding, baby etc...it also helps me not forget what I have and is great for inspiration too! Reminds me of HOW many stamps I have...but I still don't have enough! haha

I'm so sorry about your hard work being damaged with the leak....my mum would say "these things are sent to try us...and try us they do"!! bx

megastamper said...

hi claudi, die karte ist einfach traumhaft schön und mir gefällt die idee mit der umgeknickten ecke sehr gut - tolle idee!!!
lg
bea

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Dear Claudia...I am running out of 'wonderful' words to describe your cards! This is just amazing...my girls would love it! Love the triangle card, and the scene behind the flap is beautiful!
Hope you get sorted out at home.
Carole :D

CraftyC said...

This is a fantastic card, I love it!!
Clairexx

Clair & Sharni said...

Beautiful card xxx

Rach said...

whoo hoo this is awesome...love everything about this card...you are so clever.
Hope you manage to sort your water problem out..
Hugs Rach.xx

Hev said...

This is truly magnificent :) I fell in love with it the minute I saw it :)

Andrea, said...

Fantastic card Claudia, I love the little scene and the cut away front. I hope you can get your basement fixed soon and that none of your crafting goodies got damaged

belinda said...

The card is wonderful! And i hope that the wall's will be fixed soon!

Tammi said...

So sorry about the water leak Claudia, bummer!

I love your card, I really like how it opens. Beautifully done! xx

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Claudia this is outstanding! What detail and coloring! Just awesome :)

Sorry to here about your problems in the basement and bathroom. I hope it's any easy fix for you both.

Hugs
Renee

Carola said...

Hallo Claudia,
tolle Karte ! Super Idee mit dem Dreieck und dem Pferd dahinter.
Tut mir leid mit dem Wasserschaden, ich hoffe, Ihr bekommt das schnell in den Griff.
Liebe Grüße
Carola

Sarah said...

Wow, this card is just stunning!! This must have taken you ages to do. It's just amazing, I'm speechless!!

xx :0)

bettylein said...

wow das ist ja cool!!!! traumhaft die karte!!!!

DEBBY said...

gorgeous card ,love all the stamps you used here .You are so incredibly creative and have such great ideas.
Hope you'll get your walls fixed ASAP.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Claudia and I love this design. Such fun images too. Sorry to hear about your water leak. Hugs, Nikki x

Deb said...

such an amazing card, I love the triangle front, it works so well with these images and the paper is so beautiful! sorry to hear of your leak, hope you get everything sorted quickly and get back to your creating

Everything Paper Crafts said...

Claudia, you are so clever! Great card!! Thanks for the tips on organizing too!

Even the water leak can't stop your creativity ;)

:) Irina

alina said...

Very , very , very beautiful ! Always a pleasure to visit your blog !
I'm sorry for that trouble in the bathroom !
Regards from Holland , Alina

Anonymous said...

Ich kann mich den anderen nur anschließen. Die Karte ist einfach wunderschön. Dass du das bei dem Trubel alles noch schaffst,echt bewundernswert. Ich schaue immer wieder gerne deinen Blog an.

aladyde said...

Ich wollte garnicht anonym.

Heidi said...

This is so wonderful Claudia-love it. And that horse are the cutest

Hugs from
heidi

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Great again!! Love the way the card opens!

Beth Norman said...

This is so gorgeous!! It is a fun style of card and you did such an awesome job with it!

Conniecrafter said...

What a neat scene, she looks so cute there on the hay and the horse is adorable!

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

hi claudia, ich spreche ein bisschen deutsch, aber verstehe das gut. So wenn du lieber in deutsch etwas zu mir machst ist dass ok!! Liebe Grussen

Secret Crafter said...

WOW WOW WOW - what a beautiful card. You are so talented. Wendy x

kes said...

Your blog is amazing. such an inspiration.
Kes
x

Jennifer said...

I love this card! oh dear I feel another shopping spree for stamps coming on!
Jennifer x

Tina said...

Claudia what a stunning card, you are so clever, i'm going to organise my unmounted stamps and use your tip for using them, what a clever idea......

Claudia i got your mail yesterday, but i'm having problems sending mail (havn't got a clue what wrong with the silly thing, but second parcel arrived Saturday morning and i'm thrilled to pieces with every thing, i just have to practice with the inks now... did you see my post about the images you sent me..
it's here..
http://yummyscrummycreate.blogspot.com/2008/05/beautiful-images-from-claudia-pretty.html
did you get my email on 25th june, i forgot to change the header it's re: stampin up special for june...

i don't know how but the parcels arrived a week apart... strange hey... i'm so glad you like my present... promise to mail as soon as i sort out the problem.... hope you are finding time to relax, you seem to have been so busy lately..you poor things having to re-paint the basement after all of that hard work...Big Big hugs Tinaxxx

acreativeneed said...

Claudia, sorry to hear about the leak and all the work you need to do! Good luck with it! Your card is fabulous! You always have such wonderful ideas and layouts!
smiles, Deena

Ila said...

What an Amazing card!! I love the farm scene, the fence...well just everything.
I am going to have to look for those sheets..Thands for the tips!!

Ann C. said...

What a beautiful horse & little girl scene! I love the fence, the shape of the card...everything! A very lovely card.

ink'n'rubba said...

catching up today and reading your news and admiring your gorgeous cards. I hope the water didn't damage any of your craft stash!

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Gorgeous card, love all the details. I have just recently got those stamp sheets too and reorganizing some of my stamp collection. They're GREAT!