Monday, June 29, 2009

Sending you sunshine

Hello girls, thank you for swinging by today. To my card.... well.. i really really dislike it!!! The challenge over on "Stamp with Fun " is to use colors brown and turquoise. Certainly not the colors i feel comfortable with. I only had found this paper in my stash and i think it is about 5 years old. I really had to "cut" that card out on me. I moved stuff, i added things.. and it just did not feel "right"! Do you know that? Last end was that i had stamped the palm tree again and cut just the leaves out and added them with pop-up dots to the first palm tree just to make SOMETHING different.. hahaha.. but still.. :-( Smileys

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda "Hawaii" and Palm tree can be found in the Party 2008 Collection,
Sentiment by Amuse Art Stamps
Paper: Urban Lily (line unknown tossed the rest lol), STampin up (Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip)
Embellishments: Prima Marketing

70 comments:

Lillemor said...

You should not be so hard to your self! I think it´s a great card and I love the colours too!
Hugs Lillemor

Debby said...

LOL Claudia you are funny.This card is fabulous !!Great choice of papers and I love what you did with the palm tree and the leaves .Love the display with the tiny seashells too.
Have a good week!
hugs,
Debby

dolcreations said...

Claudia you are too funny!! Your card looks fantastic. As always you perfect your work! Great job!
Christine

megastamper said...

hee claudi, die karte ist wirklich toll und sei nicht so selbstkritisch. alles passt super zusammen und du hast eine tolle arbeit geleistet. +
die karte macht richtig laune auf urlaub, sonne, strand und meer.
ganz ganz liebe grüsse,
bussi, bea

Elaine said...

Claudia, I love it!

I do know what you mean when a paper just really isn't working for you though. Happens to me all the time, just never turns out as fabulous as this. ;)

Karin said...

Hi Claudia,

you might dislike this card, but I think everyone else loves it.
Great choice of papers and that little scene looks fabulous.

xoxo karin

Chris said...

Gosh I didn't know you had such blocks too sometimes! You should be pleased because it's really a super card - the end result, like always - PERFECT!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Well I really like this card Claudia! Tbe tree leaves look wonderful, as does everything else!
Hugs to you sweetie.
Carole x

Moni said...

Waw so fab card, love the cute Tilda Hawaii, fab scene! Great papers and details! Hope you had fab weekend! Hugs, Moni

Danni said...

Gorgeous card!!

Nilla said...

Give me a break, LOL! This is a fantastic card and I love that color combo! You can swing anything and make it stunning! Hugs Nilla

Jacilynn said...

Your coloring is super! I think this looks great, but I know what you mean when you just can't get it to look how you like. I've been there. Super card Claudia!
Hugs

Danielle said...

Oh Claudia, you are such a hard critic on your own work - I think this card is fantastic! I love the colours and they work fabulously well with this Tilda image! Those palm leaves are awesome - great work!!!
Hugs, Danielle

Tara said...

Now that's so weird Claudia because I think your card is wonderful! I saw it this morning on the challenge blog and it really caught my eye! I would have been more than happy if I'd created it, lol! xx

Kimba-Slydog said...

Wow ist die schön!!!! Da möchte man gleich in Urlaub fahren. Am besten natürlich nach Hawaii. Der Strand sieht so echt aus...........richtig toll coloriert.

Liebe Grüße,
Nicole

Cheryl Joshua said...

This is fabulous Claudia,the papers are perfect for this image and the colours blend in so well!!! We are our own worst critic!
Hugs xx

Kim Piggott said...

Well I wish my cards that I hate look as gorgeous as this one!
It is fabulous Claudia!
Such perfect colouring and your scene is just so sweet! Love those pretty flowers and how you have 3d your tree!
hugs
kim x

scrappyjan said...

LOL, you made me laugh! That little crying yellow guy is just to funny!!! Okay, I swear that we are our own worst critic! It's hard to be out of the comfy zone with colors. But you need NOT worry. It's WONDERFUL!!!!
Very pretty colors and design! janny

Trudy said...

What a fantastic card!!Tha papers and colours are beautiful.
Hugs Trudy

Vicky said...

I think you're being a little harsh on yourself Claudia! They may not be the colours you normally use but that's the thing about challenges, they bring you out of your comfort zone. I think it's a fab card!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Claudia,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Kerry D-C said...

waaaaaaaaaaay cute! Love how you did the tree! I read about your new spot with Motivet too...congrats!!

Christina C. said...

Super cute card, Claudia!! You did wonders with the colors. Love the presentation with the leaves and tree.
Eine ganz suesse Karte!!!!
XXX Crissy

CraftyC said...

This is just gorgeous Claudia. Tilda has been coloured beautifully and the papers blend so well!
Clairexx

Jeanette said...

Claudia, I rather like this card! You are too funny...I think you just looked at it for too long! I just colored this image in today. Great minds think alike?
I am feeling better now but my other kids and hubbie are sick now. I hope Summer vacation gets better! Take Care my friend and thanks for you kind words!
Hugs Jeanette

Jeanette said...

Claudia, I rather like this card! You are too funny...I think you just looked at it for too long! I just colored this image in today. Great minds think alike?
I am feeling better now but my other kids and hubbie are sick now. I hope Summer vacation gets better! Take Care my friend and thanks for you kind words!
Hugs Jeanette

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

This card is beautiful, so cute. Love the colours.
Hugs Jacqueline

bribrie51 said...

Comme c'est mignon ! ça donnerai envie d'y etre sous un palmier !
Bravooo

Norma said...

Dear Claudia. And here I was just saying to myself that I really really like this card. It's stunning. Wonderful colouring job as always. Love how you do the black hair. I'm still working on how to do this--my Tildas are still looking like grey-haired old ladies.LOL. Very nice effect with the cut-out leaves.

Hugs.
Norma xx

alina said...

It's a very beautiful card, Claudia, the palm tree looks gorgeous and Tilda is so lovely!
Hugs, Alina

Ila said...

I think this card is Gorgeous Claudia!!..The papers you used are perfect for this Theme..and your coloring and dimension looks Fabulous!!...Hugs, Ila

Jette said...

Hallo Claudia,
Deine Karte ist wieder wunderschön geworden. Die vielen tollen Details und alles passt wieder perfekt zusammen. Bin wie immer begeistert.

Liebe Grüße
Jutta

Sandie said...

I too think your card is gorgeous. You did a wonderful job with those papers/colours. Your Tilda matches perfectly and I love how you added the 3D branches on the palm tree. Using the shells in the photo is ingenius!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh I know exactly what you mean, and I hate it when that happens! But this card is fabulous! Love the colors on it and you did a beautiful job! hugs!

Annita said...

ohh la la I can feel the rythmes and the cool breeze from the water.
your card is fantastc

hugs Annita

Barb Hardeman said...

Claudia, you are hilarious!! You're much too hard on yourself! I love this card, your coloring is superb, especially the hair and sand, and your palm tree is so cool! But I sure do know what you mean. I have a hard time with most of my cards and move stuff, eliminate stuff, add stuff until I'm bonkers! In the end though, you came up with a darling card anyone would be proud to receive, or any publication would be thrilled to print. Good job hanging in there with this sweet card...

Kirstin said...

oh oh oh!! You made a card of my happy place!! LOVE IT!!!

Patricia Garcia said...

Super card Claudia, I've had papers this old or older and I hate digging them out. Your coloring is fab!!

retiredheather said...

What's not to like? I think the card is great...of course I love turquoise and brown together.
Hugs
Heather

Joanna Lamprou said...

It's such a lovely card.I like everything. Your colouring is great.
Hugs from Greece
Joanna

BA said...

aloha claudia!!!
deine karte ist traumahft schoen. ich liebe deine coloration ...... papier, flowers und blaetter, alles passt perfekt. klasse
xoxo BA

Nancy said...

Hi Claudia...I love your card girl you are to funny. This card is terrific as is all of your card!!! I love what you did with the palm tree to give it dimension and the leaves are great as well! I think your design paper is absolutely perfect for this card. Love your card my friend.

txpackrat said...

I think your card is adorable!!! I love the palm trees and the colors you used!!! Great job!!!!! :)

LINDA said...

Such a beautiful card..I love the darling little image.. I think the paper worked out wonderful..I do know what you mean though.
Hugs, Linda

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Claudia.
Your coloring and details are so beautiful. Love your blog...all your creations are wonderful.
So glad you are with us at Motivet!!

Karen x

Jodi said...

Love these colors together!! I know you had such a hard time with it but I think it all worked out very well!! It's still very cute and tropical.
Hugs
Jodi =)

doris said...

Ich liebe deine Motive, deine Coloration und die Zusammenstellung deiner Papiere... Wow!
Claudia, deine Karte ist wieder ein "Gedicht"!!!

Ganz liebe Grüße
Doris

Suzie Q said...

I love this card and the colours you have done a fantastic job!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fab card Claudia, love your beautiful colouring and the little scene you have created is gorgeous. Hugs Nikki x

Ruth said...

This is fantastic.I always love turquoise somewhere on a card!
Thanks for saying you would mention my free image on your blog.Fell free to make a card with it yourself if you get time, Ruth x

Monique said...

What a lovely card Claudia !!!

Hugs Monique

Andrea said...

Mir gefällt die Karte auch sehr gut, weiß garnicht was du hast. Also wenn du sie loswerden willst, du hast ja meine Adresse *hahaha*
LG Andrea

Nannieflash said...

Oh Claudia, your card is absolutely stunning, I love the colours youve used definitely very Hawaiian. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

BananaStamper said...

This card is wonderful! I cannot believe you don't like it! I love what you did with the palm tree and the colors and papers look fabulous!

Shanna

Melissa S said...

We are always hardest on ourselves. You may have felt uncomfortable with the color choices, but it doesn't show in the end result. Me and 54 other who have commented love it!!! Great job.

Sometimes stepping out of our comfort zone helps us to become more creative and think outside the same box we get ourselves stuck in.

HeidiD said...

Claudia, I know exactly how you feel! And I honestly think we can't be expected to like our own work 100% of the time. That being said, I love this card. I am a big fan of the colour combo and how you coloured Tilda. The cut out leaves are a beautiful touch.

stampin-grammy.blogspot.com said...

I have had times when I can get it right and struggle with the card. It is very darling even if you don't like the finish product.

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Great card, such creative thinking for brown turqouise!! Love the little scene you made, would have been a great one for the old magnolia challenge too!! Love,
jacqueline

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

She's such a cutie in her Hawaiian beach theme!! What a fabby scene and card!! I love those leaves!!

Tammi said...

Claudia all your cards are gorgeous, and this one is no exception! I REALLY like how you did the palm tree, might have to case that, looks amazing! :) ~Hugs

tina46 said...

was für eine super schöne karte claudia !!! ich staune immer wieder was du für schöne szenen machst . die blumen sind genial. alles passt einfach perfekt.
eine wunderschöne woche
glg tina46

Teri said...

I just LOVE your card Claudia! The color combo is perfect, the details are fabulous! Thanks for sharing this awesome card!

Nicoline said...

I realy can't see why you dislike this card....Just adorable!

Hugs,
Nicoline

Nixe07 said...

Oh wow Claudia, auch diese Karet ist genial schön mit tollen Farben und einem super Summerfeeling :) Echt toll wie auch hier wieder alles perfekt passt!!
GLG
Moni

Elaine said...

Girl, you're losing your mind - this is fabulous! I love the leaves that you cut out - They are incredible and this is darling! Don't be so hard on yourself, ok?? hugs,
Elaine :)

Renata van Miltenburg said...

LOVE your palmtree!! ... and the rest of your card ofcourse ...

Sunny regards, Renata

muscade said...

Hi Claudia!

You may not love your card, but i think that your card is sweet. I like the leaves in the left and the palm tree.

Hugs!
Muscade

kadie said...

This is GORGEOUS!!

Tasha said...

Wow what a wonderful card - i love the colours and the design is fab. Love your colouring its amazing
love tasha xx

Mona said...

boah Claudia, ich weiss gar nicht was du hast, deine Karte ist doch genial geworden, ich find sie wirklich großartig. Und wenn du sie nicht magst, ich nehm sie dir gerne ab *G*
Liebe Grüße und ein schönes We.
Mona