Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Vintage" Spring Card

Hello and happy Wednesday to all of you. Thank you for swinging by. Before i start about the challenge card for today i wanted to tell you something that happened yesterday morning. I have sent my application to Shimmerz paints, the DT call ended this Sunday and OMG Kim sent me a email yesterday and accepted me! Iam so thrilled because i was drooling over those paints for a while now - i know they will just look gorgeous on flowers and on the Magnolia's to give them some extra shimmer instead of the Stickles i always use. I can not wait to get started :-)
My dear friend Bea picked for our Wednesday challenge to use "older" Magnolia stamps Tilda holding Magnolia's. I have not used her in a very long time - so i was quite happy to use her again. The card is sized 6 1/4 by 5.5 i felt it was a better size to use with just a vertical image and i was also able to use up some of my scrap papers i have produced over the time by cutting my 8.5x11 papers to use with 6x6 cards. As you can see iam experimenting how to color dark hair in :-) no way iam even close on what Marlene does on her cards. She is just a natural!!! look at this fantastic card gosh.. she just rocks!!!
Stamps: Magnolia with Magnolia's from the Spring Collection
Papers: Bo Bunny, Riding Hood Red
Tag: Martha Stewart (to label Jam :-) and Prima Flowers

Please take a look at Carole's blog and Jaqueline's site because they also joined the challenge and made a card using this Tilda image for you. If you like to join in our challenge each week.. feel free to use Carole's, Jaqueline's, Bea's or my blog to link your creation.
Carole's Startdust Gems and Ribbon
Bea's Megastamper blog
Jaqueline's Creja Kaarten


Anonymous said...

Good Morning! Claudia, this is so beautiful, I love everything about it...your fabulous colouring...including the black hair, your choice of papers...really pretty and the wonderful tag and flowers. Stunning :-)
Congratulations on your new DT will do a great job with these shimmerz....I don't have any YET...but I am sure that will change when I see what you do with these paints.
Big Hugs
Carole x

Katarina said...

Congrats on making the DT team!
I can't imagine your cards getting more beautiful then they already are, but I'm looking forward to seeing some shimmer on them. :)

Gigi said...

Congratulations on your selection to join Shimmerz! I receive your blog, via e-mail, so was pleasantly surprised to see someone whose blog I read faithfully get chosen for a design team position. Enjoy!

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Congratulations on your DT, I am sure you will come up with great ideas and we all have to go and buy the shimmerz paint :-) Great card, wunderful shiny colors, great tag! Your colouring is beautiful including the dark hair, when you change from colors it takes a while to get use to them... Great job!! Love,

Kim Ross said...

Congratulations, Claudia! I'm so glad you have joined our team! :)

Annie said...

Congratulations Claudia! and a beautiful card with this Tilda and the vintagey look, especially the little tag. hugs, annie x

Riet said...

woww Claudia,what a beautiful card,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.xx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous insides and out!

Glitter Monkey said...

Oh I am so pleased for you on your new DT position Claudia ♥ You have made such a gorgeous card here too - I love this image and your colours are just beautiful. Lol Lynn x

Tammi said...

Gorgeous, love the vintage feel and that tag is so pretty! Congrats on the being on another DT, I don't know how you do it!
Tammi x

stampinfrog said...

Congrats on your new venture with the shimmerz! I love shimmerz!!
Beautiful card! The coloring is perfect for the vintage feel of this card!TFS

Zoe said...

Hello Claudia, your card is so lovely and I love the inside of your card.

Kim Piggott said...

Such a pretty card!
Your image is so, so cute and I love her hair great natural shine!
Such pretty papers and love your flowers!
kim x

Debby said...

Congratulations Claudia on making the DT .
Lovely card and you did great with the hair.

Helena said...

WOW, this is stunning, love it all!!!


Helena said...

OOPs meant to say congrads on the DT call!!!


Zoe said...

Hello Claudia, I just love all your fabulous work and I have a award for you on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Claudia!!
and OMG.. thanks for mentioning me about the hair!! here is me trying to colour like you!! lol

Congrats on your new 'job' so well deserved.
Big hugs and have a wonderful day!
Marlene xx

Leonie said...

Congratulations on your DT membership!!
Your card really is amazing!! :D :D
Love the bright colours you used on the card and the colouring is abfab :-).
Greetz, Leonie.

Christine said...

Well, I am not at all surprised that you were picked for the Shimmerz DT. Your work is beautiful and your creativity seems limitless. Congrats and thanks for continuing to inspire and teach us with your creations.

Have a great day!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Alright, Claudia! Congrats and we can't wait to see you work some more magic into your cards :) No pressure. Hehe

Tina said...

OMG Claudia... i am laughing right now.. yesterday i ordered shimmerz from the only place in the UK i could find them then you have the most amazing news with the DT ... congratualations sweetie.. you really do deserve it... i can't wait to see what you do... i am so happy for you... Your card is amazing as always.. i think you did a great job with the black hair... she looks so gorjuss..hehehehe..Big Big Hugs Tina xx

joey said...

Hi Claudia, oh this is gorgeous, love all the detail and the floral elements. joey.x

Kelly Schelske said...

Hi Claudia,Congratualtions on your new DT position, you're gonna rock those paintz!! They are fabulous and your card is beautiful!!

Hugs, Kelly

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous card, love the vintage feel to it.
Hugs, Christine :)

Kim said...

Congrats on making the DT Claudia! You are going to ROCK!
Hugs~ Kim

Kerry D-C said...

What an adorable card!! Congrats on your new DT gig!

Anonymous said...

wunderschön geworden, total klasse.
Ich gratuliere Dir zum neuen DT-Team und wünsche Dir viel Spaß!

SBL Photo colorization services said...

Wow! Wonderful card...

doris said...

Deine Karte ist soooo wunderschön geworden, "KLASSE"!
Ich gratuliere Dir zum neuen DT-Team und wünsche Dir viel Spaß!

Ganz liebe Grüße

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Congratulations on the Shimmerz team!! Your cards are AMAZING - I can't wait to see them all sparkle!

Elaine Stark said...

a beautiful card and lovely colours,its very cheerful. Congrats on the DT position, can't wait to see what you do with the paints. Elaine

emilie said...

wow!!!!!beautiful card!!!lovely colors.
greetings emilie

Elena said...

Congratulations on the new DT! I am so happy for you! Love your vintage card!

Katy said...

Beautiful card love the vintage design :)


megastamper said...

oh wie genial ist karte denn, die farben sind ja superschön und so leuchtend. ich bin echt begeistert.
na herzlíchen glückwunsch zum neuen dt!!
liebe grüsse

Kirsten said...

Wow, such a gorgeous card! Beautiful colouring, papers, flowers, everything is perfect. Congratulations on being chosen for the DT!

nicky said...

eine wunderschöne romantische karte! lg nicky

Moni said...

Waw you did great job, I just love the card, love the colors and the image, and tag is gorgeous!
Congrats on your new DT, you deserve it! Hugs, moni

Viv said...

I don't know what I can add to what's already been said. Congratulations on being chosen for the DT. (It doesn't surprise me at all with all the adorable and irrisistable cards you create.
Viv xxx