Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thinking of you

this card is sold to my friend Crissy! Thank you once again :-)
Hello and a happy Thursday. Today's challenge for you to follow on the "Cute Card Challenge" blog is to use something you had for Christmas :-) I can not tell you.. but i had the hardest time with this challenge. This card was made yesterday morning because the first idea i could not translate at first. The first thing i had in mind when i read the challenge..."use what you had for Christmas" was FOOD - lots and lots of food and sweet treats lol :-). As said i had still by yesterday morning no clue where to get started. I picked out some pretty papers that caught my eye, this one is from Basic Grey "Bittersweet" Collection and Imaginice and started on the layout. I knew i wanted to use one of the 3!!! Nestabilitie sets i received from my generous friend Carole.!!! xxx After that i needed a image to add to my label, i remembered this cute Tilda from the "Kitchen Collection" . This cute Tilda has heart stitched on her apron. Wonderful.. she is lovely and can be used on so many occasions.
The sentiment is a set from Stampin up, it is called "Fresh Cuts" and i heat embossed that onto the pink Basic Grey "Bittersweet" paper with black detail embossing powder. After that, i used one of my Glitter pens, did you know that Alota has them for sale as well, to give the flowers (behind Tilda) and her dress and socks the subtle sparkle. All over i think this card is quite elegant and could also be used as a Mothers Day card.

The inside is kept in the same style as the outside. I wanted to keep the layout the same. The sentiment here is also with black detail embossing powder created. I used 4 pink rhinestone stickers in the inside to keep the theme the same. Last but not least i used the fabulous "Grunge" stamp set that i got from Kristine, to frame the label where the text can be written on. It is not very visible because i first airbrushed this panel with a pink Copic marker and than used SU Classic ink "Going Grey" with the stamp (stamped once off) to add the swirls.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every of my friends for the wonderful cards and presents big or small that you have sent my boys and for me. It truly warmed my heart during this time. Hugs!!! xxx

30 comments:

doris said...

Wow... diese Karte ist wieder fantastisch!!

Liebe Grüße
Doris

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card your colouring is fabulous and love your paper and design so pretty.
hugs
kim x

debby4000 said...

Fantastic card, beautiful colour combo and I love this Tilda.

Dawny P said...

This is a gorgeous card Claudia. I love the colours and that image is really sweet. Glad you had a nice Christmas and hope you are all ok xxxxx

Deb said...

fabulous card Claudia, I love how much detail you put into your whole card, even the inside. the nestabilities are such a great shape and make a perfect frame to show off Tilda.

Monique said...

This is so gorgeous! Love the colours and papers you used, your colouring is fabulous!

xx Monique

ribenaruby said...

All your creativity is well worth it and this image like you say has so many uses, I can see it already. Fab creation Claudia!

megastamper said...

wow die ist ja edel und brilliant. was dir immer so einfällt, ist echt genial. tolle idee!!
liebe grüsse
bea

Annie said...

fabulous card Claudia! such a cute Tilda and I love those Nesties. hugs, annie x

Heidi said...

Your card is stunning like always my friend. Hope you got my mail yesterday about that I got your card and the other thing you sent me-made me so happy!
If you do not got the mail please let me know.

Hugs and love
Heidi

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Claudia! Love the colour combo!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

I am in love with nesties too!! :) Love your colors and special touches to this!! SO darling!! TFS!

Sharon Caudle said...

BEAUTIFUL Claudia! Your coloring is always outstanding! I love your work!

MichelleO said...

Claudia... this is so pretty. Love the pink and black and all the embellishments.
HUGS
MichelleO

Riet said...

wowww Claudia,what a beautiful card.

hugs Riet.xx

Pascale said...

I love the black and pink and you are so lucky to get nesties!!! Pascale #:)

Jaspere said...

Wow! This is just beautiful.

Kristina said...

Tolle Karte, gefällt mir sehr gut.
Ich liebe Deine Karten!
Liebe Grüße
Kristina

retiredheather said...

Beautiful card Claudia. Glad to hear you had a great Christmas.
Hugs
Heather

scrappinpeg said...

Hi Claudia... I've been away for the new grandson to be born.... Missed getting to comment on your cards. I ABSOLUTELY love this card. Maybe one of my all time favorites.... your PP's are GORGEOUS. And I love your new nestibilties. I have one on the way shipping too! yea!
This is beautiful! Peggy

Tina said...

Wow Claudia you had some wonderful Christmas gifts, i love the stamps from Kristine they are gorgeous.... and the card turned out so perfect, i love the colours they look so perfect together... another stunning creation my friend.. Big Big Hugs Tina xxx

Norine said...

very cute love the colors
Hugs
Norine

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

Ahhh, she is gorgeous!! I love the use of the labels die, and that Bittersweet is yummy looking! :) Kelly

Elena said...

Gorgeous card! Love the inside so much! Love the DP and your amazing coloring!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Amazing card Claudia, so beautiful in every way...the inside is fabulous...too nice to write on!
Hugs
Carole x

DeeDee said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! Oh my word...you rock!! HUGS!!

Debby said...

beautiful card,love the pink black and white here.

Kelly said...

Love the pink/white and black, awesome card!!

Hugs, Kelly

Kim said...

Claudia this is such an adorable card...I LOVE the pink and black and your Tilda is so pretty! Those flowers are so darling...wherever did you get them...I love those! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Helen said...

Stunning! Love those papers!
Helen x