Thursday, May 21, 2009

2 cards

oh my.. :-0 i hope you forgive me for showing cards that are so out of the season. Both cards were made beginning of November 2008. I have used the "winter house" by Alota and hand sketched the pond and rocks myself. This card became the inspiration for the Alota Rubberstamps "pond" which makes it so much easier to stamp the skating couple in a nice more detailed scene. Both cards have been published. Unfortunately it does not show well on the picture - i have added to the pond a think layer of Paper Glaze to mimic the pond and on the outside is lots of Dazzeling Diamond Dust for snow.

The first card works for this weeks challenge on Cute Card Thursdays theme "A Sporting Chance" :-) and the bottom one i just thought hmmm.. Wedding month is comming up too...

Stamps: Alota Rubberstamps, all other stamps: Magnolia Rubberstamps "New Years" Collection 2008
Sentiment: Stampin up "Fancy Flexible Phrases" & "Always"
Embellishments: Hodgepodge, Stampin up ribbons, Paper Glaze, Dazzeling Diamond Dust, Silver Scrolls the paper company (Archivers Wedding Section)
Paper/CS: Making Memories, Imaginice, Basic Grey, Stampin up

43 comments:

Deb said...

Both beautiful cards Claudia, well done on getting published!
Have a great day, Debx

kaylou said...

Hi claudia
wow this is gorgeous the work is beautiful.
i too have been thinking about starting 'this season'.
hugs kaylou xoxo

daisy said...

lovely cards, and nothing to be ashamed of, i publish cards for thet season now as well, you can never start to early on the season, becouse befor you know it it's christmas alreaddy and stree starts to get a hold of you. hihi

btw theye are gorgeuse!

hugs
daisy

Moni said...

Fab cards, love them both! Gorgeous images! Hugs,moni

Ruth said...

These cards are gorgeous!(As usual!!)I particularly love the skating one.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog.I am really delighted that you have become a follower of my blog..it's made my day! I have been a great fan of yours for so long now. I have been watching your wonderful creations on SCS for a long time before I had a blog of my own.Thanks for the inspiration, Ruth x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Gorgeous cards Claudia, so pretty :-)
Hugs
Carole xxx

Chris said...

Both cards are super (I can see the sparkle!) - I just love the idea of the second card under "sporting chance"...you are so funny!

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Claudia,l love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Steph said...

Gorgeous cards, I especially love the wintery one x

pinky said...

Love both of them, the first is beautifully put together. The second is just so cute.
Pinky

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful cards Claudia, youve made a brilliant job of the first one with the background its absolutely the right thing for the stamped image, I did a similar one for a Xmas card. And your other card is gorgeous to. WEll done love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Debby said...

two fantastic cards Claudia.Great idea to add paper glaze on the pond .The second card is lovely .the black and white and the corners are perfect touch .

Vicky said...

Cute cards Claudia. Don't mind you showing a christmas card especially as I know you made it last year. If I thought you were making them now it might make me feel a little inferior! :-)
Hugs, Vicky -x-

jem said...

2 perfect gems, I made a Christmas card last night using an Elzbells stamp I've just bought and someone at a show I went to had made 120 Christmas cards already ! janex

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So so adorable Claudia!! I love the the kissing kids!! You've made it look so elegant and of course the snowy couple is totall adorable!! ;)

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh Claudia, they are both fabulous! I really love the top one and the bottom one is so sweet!

Hugs, Kelly

Kim Piggott said...

Claudia how wonderful to have these published!
They are just so very beautifully perfect in every way!
hugs
kim x

Owl Whimsy said...

These are gorgeous cards!!:)

I am looking for 6 talented people to become part of a design team for my new Digi Stamp adventure. I would love it if you would take a look and see if you might be interested! :)

http://owlwhimsy.blogspot.com/2009/05/new-venture-and-design-team-call.html

Thanks!
Steph

Norma said...

Claudia, both cards are fabulous. And it doesn't matter if the winter one is out of season. It's so adorable that viewing it anytime is a treat. (In fact for some slowpokes who takes too long just to finish one card--that's me!--should really start making winter/xmas cards now, hee hee.) Love the skating Tilda/Edwin image--Diana said to wait until July to order. Your pond scene is just perfect.

The card with the kissing couple is just perfect for the upcoming June month. Your paper border makes me think of wedding dress lace.

Hugs
Norma xx

Danni said...

Gorgeous cards! I can see why they'd be published!!

Danielle said...

Two beautiful cards Claudia! And congrats on getting them published - that must be so thrilling to see your work in a magazine! Your detailing in both cards is quite amazing!
Hugs, Danielle

Annie said...

two fabulous cards Claudia, love the gloss and sparkle with the skating Tilda and Edwin, and congratulations on getting them both published! hugs, annie x

Sandie said...

Wow! Beautiful, beautiful cards. So much detail. Your eye for colour is amazing.

megastamper said...

oh wow claudi, die karten sind beide schön, auch wenn jetzt fast sommer ist. sie sind beide wunderwunderschön, super layouts und wie immer perfekte colorationen.
ganz liebe grüsse,
bea

Cheryl said...

Wonderful cards! I really like the colors and the designs on both of these!

Tracey said...

This is fabulous Claudia!!

Jacque said...

Two cute, cute, cute cards!!! And both are such fun,happy cards!! Hugs..Jacque

Nilla said...

Very beautiful cards, Claudia! Hugs Nilla

cabio said...

These cards are gorgeous. Love the background you did for the winter card!
Hugs,
Cabio

Stampin Mindy said...

Beautiful! I was just thinking about Christmas cards. I just love this stamp I've never seen it before. Thanks for inspiring me once again!

Annacarin said...

You know we like all kind of cards, it's great!
Congratulation, You got them i a magazine!

annacarin

Monica said...

Nice cards, I really have to try do style the inside of the card. When I see your cards, they are so nice and the total of the card looks better that way. By the way, my new address is : http://monicashobbykrok.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

Congratulations on getting published. Maybe one day, I hope. Just love both of your cards. Beautiful detail and lvoely color combinations. Have a great weekend!

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Both stunning, love the colours and the background on the first one, gorgeous paper and charms on the second one, and the colouring is perfect.

Chris x

Michele Spera said...

Hi Claudia
I love both these cards but my fav is the skaters:-) I own this pond stamp:-)
You did a wonderful job on both cards, hand drwaing the pond was a cool add on to make it a wonderful background!!
They look so great in the magazine, did you freak when you actually saw them in print:-)
Godd for you honey! I especially love the stitching on the skaters card!
Hugs
Michele

Kim said...

Congrats on getting published Claudia! Your work is so fantastic I can see why you get published! :) Great cards...I love them!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Anonymous said...

love these cards. They are just fabulous
Helen

Shazza said...

how could you not be forgiven when showing such gorgeous cards Claudia
x

Christine said...

Oh, I am so glad that you shared these cards with us, in season or not. I absolutely love the skating on the pond card. It is past fabulous. Your work is just stunning!
xoxo, Christine

Becky said...

I just love this, it is beautiful.

Moni said...

Hallo Claudia!

Die sind so was von schön geworden.

Ich mache auch schon so langsam Weihnachtskarten - von daher :o)

Da freue ich mich aber auch immer schon drauf die zu machen.

Liebe Grüße
Moni

Helene said...

Claudia thank you so much for using Alota Rubber Stamps I am honored. Your cards are BEAUTIFUL.

Hugs,
Helene

LEMphotography said...

Love this card! I just ordered the Alota Pond as well as Tilda & Edwin skating...
Your blog enables me to buy too much, LOL!
I just love your cards!