Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sweet Holiday Wishes

Hi, Wednesday's is usually the day when i show some cards made with Magnolia stamps from an older line. My friends and myself had emails asking if there would be a blog were everybody could show the own card rather, than linking it underneath on one of our blogs. We have decided to start the "Old Magnolia Challenge blog" This is a very casual blog. We will not have any prizes organized. We just want to offer a "meeting point" for those of you who also love the old images and want to show the cards made with those cuties.

For the challenge today i have chosen "Tilda with candy cane" from the 2008 Christmas Collection, i wanted to participate for so long on the "Christmas All Year Long" challenge blog. Besides coloring Tilda with Copic Markers i used Shimmerz paints in Celery Green (shadows on dress) and Pixie Dust on her apron. On the candy cane i used something i got the other day from 7kids.. its called SMOOH paint (Pearlized Accent Ink) pretty neat stuff. It almost looks like a nail polish the bottle has a super fine brush and i was able to get with that shimmery paint into all the little corners without trouble. On Tilda's wings and on the withe ares of the candy cane i have used Stickles.
Papers/CS: Heidi Grace (bought at Joanns) and Stampin upEmbellishments: Stickles Glitter Glue, Smooch paint in red, Shimmerz: Celery and Pixie Dust, Robins Nest in green, Stampin up: ribbon

Thank you dear Shirely for forwarding me this award!

i love your blog!


Anonymous said...

Amazing card my friend! What a simply gorgeous Tilda..so perfectly coloured...the white dots are a wonderful touch.
Papers and accents are fabulous...as they always are.
Thanks for a great challenge.
Carole x

Ruth said...

Christmas already? I know I slept in this morning but....
The card is beautiful with all the stitching.Even makes me want to make Christmas cards!
Congratulations on being featured on Inspirational! Ruth x

Christina C. said...

Die Tilda is total suess!! Wunderschoene Karte, Claudia!!

Alice said...

Oh, that's adorable, fantastic card. I would have Christmas now!

Moni said...

Another fab card Claudia. love the colours you have used! have a fab day! Hugs, moni

Anonymous said...

Claudia, This is absolutely gorgeous! The papers are beautiful and your coloring is amazing as always!! I ADORE your work!!

Penni said...

Great card Claudia - as usual.

I love the stitching, and the colours are fab.


Carolyn said...

Oh Claudia I absolutely love this card. I'm going to look for this image. What a beautiful Christmas card.

muscade said...

Claudia, your card is beautiful! I like the stitching and the papers you choose. The charm is just to cute!

Barb Hardeman said...

Claudia, I feel like I'm running out of words to describe your beautiful work. This little card is so wonderfully done, such attention to details, I love the button and ribbon. Your coloring is fantastic. Sooo precious...

kaylou said...

hi Claudia
wow this card is gorgeous, i couldn't wait to start christmas either, (i've made a seperate blog just for christmas stuff) lol.
Congratulations on being featured on inspirations, that's fantastic.
Off to look for the tilda image now to see if i have it ( not sure).
Have a great day
hugs Kaylou xoxo

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Beautiful card!! Great colouring!! As always. Great bright colors. Just love it. Wasn;t into christmas cards at all, but when I finally started, I had a great time!! Looking forward to the next one. Lots of love,

nessy said...

gorgeous xmas card ~love that image ~what a great idea using older magnolia stamps ~ will take a look!!
vanessa xx

alina said...

Very beautiful card, Claudia, Tilda looks perfectly!
Hugs, Alina

Cheryl Joshua said...

Oh so beautiful,love that huge bow and button!!!
Hugs xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Beautiful Claudia! ! I love this challenge, don't think I have this Tilda but will have a look!

Hugs, Kelly

Nannieflash said...

Claudia you are most welcome, I love your blog as well, and this card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the way youve coloured her and the stitching really makes it. Well done love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Yvette said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!! She is soooo cute! :)

Dena said...

What an amazing card! Love all the dazzle glitter and the stitching just sets it off. Love it! Hugs, Dena

Jacilynn said...

Soo CUte! How fun doing a Christmas card in June. I love the colors!

strawberry fields said...

beautiful stitiching claudia..love it!
fiona x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous! Fantastic card, love the details, and your choice of papers is perfect. Fab colouring, as always!

Can't wait to create a card for this challenge. :)

Vicky said...

This is stunning Claudia. Fab holiday colours! Can't believe we're thinking of christmas cards already!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Debby said...

Adorable Claudia!!Nice to know there is such a blog now.Most of the cards I make are from the previous collections.
Love the inside too ,you make such beautiful insides to your cards.
have a nice day
Debby ;)

Scrapmumur said...

Fantastic card Christmas, Claudia!!!
Marvelous papers and colours.
Lovely look and Tilda is adorable...I love it!!!
Hugs, Mumur

Michele Spera said...

Hi Claudia
What a stunning card!! I think, besides the coloring of the image, my favorite is the stitching and the dots:-) it just gives it a nice dimensional effect:-)

Nancy said...

Claudia... Love this card your work is just fabulous! Every detail is perfect. I can't wait to get some Christmas Tilda's.

bribrie51 said...

Superbe et trés colorée ! Bravoooo

bribrie51 said...

Superbe et trés colorée ! Bravoooo

Tara said...

Such a gorgeous card Claudia - you've really made me want to play along! I love the red and green combination, it works beautifully for a Christmas card! xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Claudia!! Your design is gorgeous and I love that stitching! Lovely accent!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Monique said...

Oh wow Claudia. Your card is soooooo beautifull !! I love it. The colours are great and I love the stitches :)).

Hugs Monique

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Claudia, oh just love everything about it.

Norma said...

Aww, Claudia, what a sweet card. I'm very tempted to do a Christmas card or two now. I've always like the cards where you do a lot of stitching--adds a little something to them. Adorabble Tilda image. Have to pass on the challenge this time as I don't have this stamp--at least until Diana restocks, hee hee.

Norma xx

Jodi said...

Very pretty card for Christmas! Looks like you got one for this holiday. =) I love this new challenge blog and will have to make it a point to participate since I have lots of magnolias that have never ever seen ink. I swear I have all the magnolias!
Jodi =)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Claudia this is stunning!
Such beautiful colouring and your paper is just gorgeous!
Such pretty detail and your design fabulous!
kim x

cats whiskers said...

This is a stunning card sweetie just love everything about it, the colours are just so vibrant I love it, I really must jopin in with this one, I love my Magnolias
Hugs Jacqui x

Heidi said...

for a second I thought i was in the wrong month! this is absolutely beautiful again claudia

cabio's craft corner said...

You sure are ahead of many of us, making X'mas card already??!!! Like the style of this card, it is to me a combination style mixed between the elegant and country. I bought some Shimmerz paints a while ago and was intimating to try them. Now that your card really inspired me and made me wanted to go try them.

Sally Cicada's Designs said...

Very pretty card Claudia--love your layout, papers and stitching! Your colouring is fab as usual!!

Becky said...

gorgeous Christmas card, just love your layout and your coloring is fab.

Sandie said...

Eeeeek!! It's too early for the 'C' word!! lol

Fantastic card, love the layout and your colouring is amazing as always. Love the stitching, it really finishes off the card.

Trudy said...

Very pretty card for Christmas!!!
l love the image and the colours.

Nixe07 said...

Absolut zauberhaft deine Karte, liebe Claudia! Die Farben sind sowas von stark und das Genähte sieht super aus.
GLG und Knuddels

Nicki said...

This is lovley, love the stitching too!

Nicoline said...

Simply stunning.
What an absolutely stunning card!


jem said...

can Christmas get any sweeter, yes now I've just seen that cute cat in the santa hat. Claudia all your cards are fabulous. janex

Denise Clark said...

Hi Claudia! Found your blog at Christmas Stampin All Year Long.

Great take on the challenge. Those magnolia images are so adorable! Love how you showcased this one! She sure Shimmerz! I have those Smooch paints too. They are so easy to use. No mixing. Love that! Love your ribbon and button treatment! Perfect touch!

Maria said...

Hey Claudia!! Wow, your card is totally awesome! I love that Tilda image. . and you colored her so beautifully!! Great use of the pretty ribbon and that button! You did an AWESOME job with this week's challenge!! I'm so glad you decided to participate! I love your cards!!! HOpe you'll play along on the next one!! We'd love to see more of your pretty Christmas cards!!


Maria said...

Hey Claudia!! Wow, your card is totally awesome! I love that Tilda image. . and you colored her so beautifully!! Great use of the pretty ribbon and that button! You did an AWESOME job with this week's challenge!! I'm so glad you decided to participate! I love your cards!!! HOpe you'll play along on the next one!! We'd love to see more of your pretty Christmas cards!!