Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hope / Matha Stewart punches

I told you yesterday that i have made an other one lol :-) promise.. this is for now the last one :-) Not exactly the right time of the year for this summery card but the background from the Shabby Chic Collection was just perfect to use. I stamped the background first and cut it out with the Creative Memories Circle system. The grass was created with scissor - the top (grassy area) is sponged with Certainly Celery. I added the circle to my foldings and i noticed that if i would move it all down that the hill would not be visible so i adhered it so that the card would measure 5.5 and to hide the seam i added prima flowers. I was thinking to add maybe the tiny ladybug but was worried that the card would get too busy - now looking at it.. i think it would have worked. But hey.. all the cards are already on the way to Sweden. Tildas skin is colored with E11 Barely Beige. I had previously colored one image darker (E31) but that did not look right. I need a really nice brown color for her. She is soo cute - looks like my sons best friend Sidney - iam so happy that i got this Tilda in my package. To finish up the card i added some Stickles to the clouds and on the bashful blue mat.



Now i know that many of you love the Martha Stewart punches. She just came out with 12 new border punches and several of the size like the leave punch you see on my pic. These are the ones i got for myself but I got for my really dear friends Carole and Jaqueline all 12. If you want to see all the new patterns - iam sure you can ask them to take a pictures. Unfortunately there are no pics of the punches yet on the Martha Stewart homepage . Each border punch is 14.99
looove the new leave punch. I totally overlooked that one at first - until Michelle told me about it - i went back and hooorayyy.. that one was still left. I tell you.. those punches flew out of the store. Each pattern came 3x in on Monday and i got already 2/3 each.. the next day i tought i get some more for myself and they were all gone. I hope there is a new tuck load comming this Monday again.

50 comments:

Kim said...

OMGoodness this is adorable and so super sweet. I love the scene you created and all of the flowers are fabulous! I see a trip to Michael's in my future for punches now :)

Marie said...

Very cute card. I love all the details. I have to agree with you on the Martha punches. I got 4 new border and 2 picture punches myself. I also got the bird punch. You are very kind to give them away to friends. Have a beautiful day!

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my, yet another beautie!! I love the scene and with as chilly and windy as it was here to day, it's nice to see!! I thin I need to be going to Michaels!! Hugs, Kelly

doris said...

Wow... Das ist eine fantastischen Karte und der Stempel*schwärm*.

GLG Doris

Elaine said...

Very cute and the punches are great! I was able to get one of each recently -- instead of stamps though :(

megastamper said...

wow claudia die karte ist der oberhammer und supersüss. ich kann mir vorstellen, dass dir tilda gefällt wenn sie der freundin deines sohnemanns so ähnlich sieht, toll coloriert und die art karte ist einfach faszinierend!!!
die punches sind wirklich genial und du hast echt recht, das blatt ist super, aber auch die bordüren gefallen mir sehr.
bis später, bea

Lilian said...

It is a very cute card! Carole and Jacquiline are very lucky! I can only get mine through ebay. May I ask what kind of cardstock do you use to punch them with? I have tried punching the doily lace punch using PT I paper and they cannot go through. :(

Claudia said...

das ist so süß geworden, wunderschön.

Kim Piggott said...

Wow such a darling card!
I love your beautifully coloured image and your background and design is just wonderful.
Those punches look fabulous.
kim x

Clotilde said...

very lovely card Claudi:) I adore it:) and these new punches are fantastic, i am in love with the snowflakes border:)
Carole and Jacqueline are two lucky girls to have a friend like you:)

Have a nice day
Clo

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Claudia, your card is sooo beautiful, what a perfect summer scene...that Tilda is really versatile and I love how you have coloured her. The MS punces are fabulous, I still can't believe that you managed to get me some...thank you very much :-)
Have a good day.
Hugs
Carole x

Alison said...

Wow Claudia ths is gorgeous. i love the idea of using the circle. Well and those punches are just fab. I'm still trying to get the doily one. the girls will be delighted with their punches i bet. What a lovely friend you are.

mummy of treasures said...

claudia your card is amazing!!!
You really made me want to buy the punches (we dont have it here so I will have to find someone who goes abrod)... and... you forgot an r on you title....
kisses
maya

Tanja said...

Claudia, diese Karte ist absolut wundervoll! Ganz große Klasse!!!

Und um die Stanzer beneide ich Dich auch sehr!!

Hugs Tanja

Kim said...

Oh that is so gorgeous, love what you have done. Kimx

Bubbles said...

Wow wow wow what an absolutely gorgeous card, I love the scene and the colours are fabulous.
Joanne x

angeljakki said...

these cards are stunning. I hope it is not the last one. I love them

DEBBY said...

sweet sweet card!Such a cute Tilda again.
Those punches look great!

Elena said...

This card is fabulous! Love the scene you created! Magnolia is so cute! Punches look so good!

CraftyC said...

You keep making them Claudia, they are beautiful!
Clairex

Kathy said...

This is the cutest Claudia!! I just love that image!! YOur whole scene is too cute!! Thanks for the info on the punches I will have to run down and see what we have!!! Thanks and have a great week :)Kathy

bolha said...

I thougt I already commented on this card, but I guess It got lost. Anyway, love your card and those pink stockings are so cute.

x Natasha x

Christine Riley said...

Stunning Claudia, I love this project! You are so talented. TFS!
Hugs, Christine :)

scrappinpeg said...

Gorgeous card Claudia.... Oh boy save those coupons for michaels.... LOL. I love her punches too!

Marjolijne said...

This card is soooo adorable !!!

Marcia Luisa said...

What an awesome card. Your attention to detail is just outstanding. I was about to post on Magnolia-licious requesting a color for brown skin, and you anwered my question nicely.

ink'n'rubba said...

another fabulous card Claudia and love how you coloured this Tilda. Those punches look fabby too, unfortunately I'm on a stash diet until after Christmas! hugs, annie x

carolann said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning hun well done xxxxx

VyanMica said...

awsome card!!!! love it <3

Flossie's Follies said...

Love this card, I can feel the warm summer sun. Those punches are fantastic, think I better stay out of the stores for awhile, see a few must haves there.

Al said...

Claudia I have one word for you-- WOW!!! :-) I Love how you colored her! I MUST get the pink collection! You have inspired me once again!

MichelleO said...

Whoo Hooo! you got the punch we talked about! Dang girl you must really have a great Micheals... mine still don't have them in yet!

LOVE the card, just precious! Love that fold and the way it stands, and that Tilda is wonderful, need to try that copic as a skin color beautiful!
HUGS
MichelleO

Kim said...

Gorgeous card! I love how it has the 3D look! :) And look at your new punches! I LOVE Martha punches they are the best! WOW that was so nice of you to get them all for your friends!
Hugs~ Kim

Tammi said...

Wow, so cute! Great card, love all the flowers. And oh no, now I need some punches! :) Great assortment there. I really love your pink card below too, it's beautiful! xx

Dawny P said...

How utterly sweet is this!! I love the colours and the LO and flowers . Oooh I love it all xxxxxx And yes, MSBP are fabulous aren't they. I can feel a little cyber trip to MS coming on lol xxxxx

Rach said...

gorgeous Claudia, a wonderful scene and such fabulous colouration.. hugs rachxx

Ila said...

This is over the top Gorgeous Claudia..You are Amazing..I love it!! and Oh My....I love those punches too....lol...Hugs, Ila

Inger said...

WOW..this is fab!!
Beautiful and cute. Love the colours.

Hugs Inger

Heidi said...

That card is so cute, did you see mine?
The punches,I notice mine got like 40 new ones! I was looking for the branch one and found at Walmart. I love that snowflake border and the snowflakes you have laying there- Claudia, are those made with one of MS punches?

Heidi said...

Your card is so cute Claudia-I really love it. That stamp is sooooo sweet. Wonderful punches too. You lucky girl

Hugs from
Heidi

Jodi said...

This is a very cute card and I really love how you colored this girlie! =) I have no martha stewart punches. How very sweet of you to give them to your friends! =)
Hugs,
Jodi

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Wow, such great card. Love this model!! Great how your creativity keeps going on!! Wunderful punches also! Love,
jacqueline

Heather "Hev" said...

Very very pretty :)

Nothing like sunshine to put a smile on your face!!

ribenaruby said...

Lovely creation! Absolutely adore it. Those punches really do the trick.Take care.

Viv said...

I think I'm goint to have to emigrate!!! I managed to get a Doily lace punch through Ebay, but I had to fight for it!
You are so lucky to be able to get all those beautiful punches.
Your card is, as always, just beautiful!
Viv xx

אורלי said...

amazing
it's a beautifull card
orli
(israel)

Maria said...

Wow very sweet and beautiful card!

Hugs Maria

Stempelchaotin said...

Ich weiß mal wieder nicht was ich zu diesem bezaubernden Kärtchen sagen soll. Ich kann nur staunen.

Monique said...

your card is lovely Claudia !!

Hugs Monique

Debbie said...

What a stunning card. I adore it.

Love Debbie xx