Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Autumn Wishes

Hi and happy Wednesday :-) Iam so happy to show a card using a couple of my newest favorite stamps. Iam so into Halloween mood that i had to add something different to my uploads :-) hei... since in the US is no "Fasching" Halloween is the only time were kids can dress up and run through the streets. I am planning to visit my mom in February and this will be wonderful time for my boys to go to all the different Fasching events.
Of course you recognize Tilda and the sentiment, right? Those are stamps you received when you ordered the Magnolia Fall kit. Remember now you can pre-order the Magnolia winter kit. You will not be disappointed. I combined Tilda with the gorgeous pumpkin/sunflower stamps Helene from Alota sent me. Love this stamp. I purposely did not add any frilly embellishments or flowers because i wanted to sent this card to a male and just added the hemp string i received from my friend Carole to give it a a hint of rustic feel. All the layers of the CS are sponged with Close to Cocoa. Sweing was a bit more time consuming because i wanted to have the same distance on each layer. I don't know what treads you use on your cards but i love the "Guetermann" threads that are very shiny and usually used for embroidery only. Now i always had the problem that those treads break easily. I went to my fabric store and asked for advice. The lady there was wonderful. She told me that usually she would recommend only Polyester threads for sewing on cardstock but i could try a needle with the marking "red". Oh my.. it looks so much better.. first the treads do not break as often and the holes are so much smaller.
Stamps: Pumpkin/Sunflower by Alota Rubberstamps, Tilda and Sentiment by Magnolia
DP: Fancy Pants (floral) and K&Company, Summer Sun, Really Rust

43 comments:

Maria said...

Wow, wonderful card! I love the scene, sweet Tilda, the colours and the papers!

greetings Maria

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Morning Claudia...I'm first again, I'm just so keen to see your cards every day and this one is gorgeous! The alota pumpkins and sunflowers stamp is great and Tilda looks so cute sitting amongst them! Love your layout and the string idea is a good one...especially for a man. Super dp too.
Have a great day.
Hugs
Carole :-)

Kathy said...

What a gorgoeus card!! That stamp is so cool and matches that Tilda perfectly!! Now I am going to have to go and have a gander!! Beautiful papers and as always beautiful coloring!! Have a great day :)Kathy

Torill said...

Lovely card again!!! You are making cards that's stands out every time!!! Very great images!!!
love from Torill

Flossie's Follies said...

This is so fall, love the paper and layout, your coloring is wonderful, great card.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this isjust the cutest card!
I love your images and your colouring is fab.
kim x

Rach said...

oh my this is gorgeous. such lovely colours and your image of course is the cutest. hugs rachxx

Belas Creating Place said...

Claudia: I love this card. It is gorgeous. You colour the Tildas so nicely and the work involved in matching it all up is astounding.

The music on my blog is by, Coldplay...it is Viva la Vida. I love this song too and many of the others.

I will check in to hear it here too.

Take care,
Bela

Kelly Schelske said...

Love this card Claudia!! I love the really rich fall colors and the sewing looks fabulous!! Wonderful creation:-) Hugs, Kelly

VyanMica said...

this is just an incredible beautiful card!!! i love it!!! so creative an autumnfull *wow*

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

I love your card-it's beautiful!
I just wanted to clarify something.....I tried to email you but couldn't find your email so I'll leave it in this comment-on my post about copics-I meant that I decided to start using copics....."going copic", meant switching from watercolor to copic.
By the way, I love your blog, and tune in every day-I love the music box music and LOVE your art work!
Thanks! Nicole

Mette said...

What a lovely card Claudia. So simple and yet very effective. I love fall and the colours.
And thank you for reminding me to pre-order the winter kit hehe.

Hugs, Mette

MichelleO said...

Wonderful card Claudia... love the pumkins and flowers! And some great advise on the sewing, the lady in my fabric store recommended a metal thread sewing needle, wonder if that is a red mark needle, hmm may have to check on that! I use Sulky threads, and the glitter and metal threads do break a lot... so I will be trying your suggestion.
HUGS
MichelleO

Marjolijne said...

Ohhh, what a wonderful card! Lovin'it so much!

Doris said...

Was für eine Karte... ZAUBERHAFT!!!

GLG Doris

Kim said...

WOW this is beautiful. I love how you cute her out and the sewing is perfect. My brother and his family moved to the US after living in Germany for 17 years. They really miss Fasching!!!

megastamper said...

hi claudi, deine karte ist ja ein echter traum, so toll in den farben und super mit den papieren kombiniert .. ich bin echt begeistert!!! toll!!!
lg
bea

Kristine said...

OMG! Amazing card and I love the combination of the Magnolia and Alota stamps;)
I'l send you an email now regarding some news;)
Hugs
Kristine

DEBBY said...

Wow Claudia this card is stunning.I love the soft earth colors,the string is a perfect touch here.
have a good day
Debby

Jeanette said...

Your card is delicious! I just love the pairing of the two stamps and the sewing is out of this world. I need to find time to practice! Hugs Jeanette

Tammi said...

Oh she's so sweet sitting there next to the pumpkins! Love the design, cute card! hugs

Tanja said...

Hi Claudia, die ist absolut traumhaft schön geworden! So schöne Farben und ich liebe Sonnenblumen!

Liebe Grüße Tanja

Irina said...

Claudia, what a wonderful card it is!! This is my favorite Tilda from the Fall collection and I love what you did with her!! Beautiful as always!!
Hugs,
:) Irina

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow was ist die wieder schöön. Wunderschönes Herbstkärtchen.

Tanja said...

Wow, so eine wunderschöne Herbstkarte !!!
LG Tanja

retiredheather said...

Love your card. As a retired sewing teacher you could also get more shine by lengthing your stitch length. More thread will show on the card.
Heather

Bente said...

I am really impressed! You make wonderful cards! Is it ok that i add you to my blogroll?
Hugs from Bente:=)

ink'n'rubba said...

love tilda with the pumpkins and sunflowers Claudia. And fabulous stitching with those sparkly threads on the autumnal papers. hugs, annie x

My lifes inky escape and more said...

OMG this is so sweet!! What gorgeous coloring and great layout!! I love this card!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Beautiful layout Claudia and I love the gorgeous autumnal dp and stitching, your colouring is beautiful as always, Hugs, Nikki x

Jill said...

stunning card as always Claudia I could spend all day looking at your beautiful cards Jill x

Donalda's Blog said...

This is so pretty dear. You sure have put some time into this one dear

Sharon said...

This is lovely Claudia. I love the stitching - glad you sorted out your thread problem!

Sharon

Debby said...

Beautiful as always!

dragonflys said...

just love your card's the detail is alway so amazing on them

Trina said...

Beautiful card Claudia!! I love all the fall colors and the pumpkins and image!!

Amy said...

This is just TOO sweet! I love the colours... I have some of that pattern paper too!!

Princeska said...

i can smell autumn in your card. really pretty :)

Anja

Conniecrafter said...

She is just so sweet sitting there amongst the sunflowers and pumpkins, love the layout and papers too!

carolann said...

Wow stunning the colours remind me so much of autumn xxxx

Maria said...

Love how you use two different stamps - Magnolia & ALota - to create these beautiful scenery cards. Colouring and layout is FAB as always. Hugs, Maria

Mireille said...

wunderschön!!

Jodi said...

oh you have the fall kit! I love it! What an adorable,fabulous card!! =)