Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Thinking of you

Hello how are you? This week i was able to make a card for the "Old Magnolia" challenge. Bea picked for this week cute Alva. I combined her with a background stamp from Stampin up. This background is nice and makes a fast card. :-) However after everything was layered down i just did not like the really dark black leaves. So i used some Shimmerz paint in "Candle Light" to lighten the leaves a bit up. A quick and simple way.

Stamps: Alva stitting
Background stamp by Stampin up (Fresh Cuts)
CS/DP: all Stampin up (all retiered)
Embellishments: Stampin up ribbons, Shimmerz paint (Check out what CraftCritique has to say about Shimmerz!


strawberry fields said...

scrummy papers. lovely card as always!
must start using some German :)

fiona xx

Patricia Garcia said...

Lovely card Claudia nice coloring, those papers are nice very earthy!!!

Debby said...

great card Claudia!
Thanks for the sweet comment yesterday on my blog ;)


Nancy said...

What a cute card Claudia. Love those shimmerz. Your paper choice is just perfect as always. Love how you colored Alva she looks so cute!

Moni said...

Hi Claudia! So fab card, love the background and the papers are awesome! Great layout and love the cute image! You coloured it fantastic! have a fab day! Hugs, moni

Nilla said...

Oh, Claudia, I have just been to Magnolia, where I saw your cards live!! They were fantastic, it's another feeling seeing the cards live rather than on the screen! Hugs Nilla

Solveig said...

Have a fab day!

Solveig said...

Have a fab day!

Karin said...

Gorgeous card Claudia.
Beautifull papers, great colouring on the cute image and I love all the stitiching.

xoxo Karin

PS: thank you for the sweet comment on my blog.

Penni said...

Hi Claudia

I love your "Old Magnolia" card.
Again, I haven't got this stamp in my collection ... grrrrr!!! I'll try again next week.

I have an award for you here on my blog.


kaylou said...

Hi Claudia
your card is just gorgeous, i love your colours you used.
hugs kaylou xoxo

Elaine said...

So beautiful! I love absolutely everything about it. :)

Debby said...

I'm speechless. This is gorgeous!

Jacque said...

So Pretty, Claudia...I just love that image...she has the sweetest face!! Your card is so fresh and beautiful!! Love it, sweetie...Hugs..Jacque

Nilla said...

Yes, minis are there for sale, really minis, though! I bought the monkey, its gorgeous, tougher line than Tilda, of course. I live in Malaysia but am in Sweden on holiday and Gothenburg is only 40 min to their factory/store!! You haven't been? Nilla

strawberry fields said...

Vielen Dank Claudia Mein Deutsch ist nicht so gut :)

Christina C. said...

Ohhhh, Claudia, eine total suesse Karte!!! Wunderbar! XXXCrissy

Kathy said...

Wow this is gorgeous Claudia!! Love the chosen colors and your image is adorable and so beautifully colored!! A masterpiece as usual!!
Hope your enjoying your summer vacation!

BA said...

liebe claudia
deine karte ist ein traum, ich liebe diese alva. ich freue mich immer auf dein besuch
ich wuensche dir einen schoenen tag
xoxox BA

megastamper said...

wow claudi, was für eine fantastische und so zauberhafte karte, es sieht so toll und edel aus. der su hintergrund passt wirklich supergut und dein stil ist wieder unverkennbar. genial.
ganz liebe grüsse, bea

Elaine Stark said...

A cute card, lovely colours. Elaine

Judith said...

A very nice card with very lovely colours. Judith

dolcreations said...

I love everything about this card. I love the paper I love the colouring and I just love how everything just comes together so beautifully!


Alva is gorgeous, and so is your card Claudia, what lovely papers and great colour scheme. I have missed my blogging time, and you've been busy with more gorgeous makes since my last visit. I have enjoyed catching up with them all. Hope you are well hunny and having a lovely day, its sunny here but a little too warm for my liking! have a lovely afternoon, hugs Linda x

Michele Spera said...

Hi Claudia
I really love this cutie card! I like the idea of lightening up the leaves with the shimmer! and the stiched edges add dimension which is a favorite of mine:-)
Love it

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous!! Pretty color combo and I love the way you've combined the images to work so nicely together like that!! :) TFS!!

Trudy said...

Hugs Trudy

doris said...

Claudia, was für eine zauberhafte Karte... wow!
Das Motiv, die Papiere und deine "Coloration" sind/ist "SAGENHAFT"!!!

Ganz liebe Grüße

Riet said...

Wowww Claudia,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So beautiful papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

this is just out of this world!

Vicky said...

Stunning card as always Claudia. I love this fresh cuts stamp,I almost bought it at the SU workshop I went to last weekend! Please don't worry about the award I've given you. I know what it's like to be mad busy. I you get around to it great, if not really don't worry!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Nicki said...

This is just soooo cute!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Claudia, gorgeous colour combination and a wonderful background stamp. Great work with the shimmerz.
Carole x

Barb Hardeman said...

As always a stunning work of art! Love the way you combined the SU background with Alva! Your coloring is stupendous, I'm finally learning how to get those highlights on the stockings! LOL Beautiful work with the Shimmerz - they look wonderful to work with.

Caro said...

Wow Claudia, was ist das bloß wieder für eine wunderschöne Karte. Man kommt auf Deinem Blog gar nicht mehr aus dem Schwärmen raus.

Liebe Grüße

Justine said...

this is absolutely stunning. Love it.
BTW, I always forget about your "tunes" and without fail, I end up jumping out of my skin!!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Too cute, love the shimmer and the beautiful colors!

Hugs, Kelly

Jodi said...

This is such a pretty card! I love that jungle look to your card. You have chose very pretty papers to match your theme. Just so sweet!
Jodi =)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so beautiful Claudia!
Love your beautifully coloured image and your paper is delicious!
Your stitching looks just fabulous and such pretty detail!
kim x

Elaine said...

Pixie is as sweet as can be!! :)

Cheryl Joshua said...

This is so beautiful Claudia,I have these papers and background stamp and love them,thanks for the inspiration!!! Just love your design and beautiful colouring! Have a great day.
Hugs xx

Tammi said...

Wow, I'm really loving the paper you used, to bad it's retired...beautiful card, great background and colors. ~Hugs

bribrie51 said...

ça change des couleurs éclatantes que tu nous montres habituellement, et cette carte est simplement belle !

Andrea said...

Hi Claudia, die Karte ist total schön geworden, ich mag diesen Magnoliastempel besonders gerne.
LG Andrea

Ela said...

Hallo Claudia,

auch diesmal hast du wieder eine wunderschöne Karte gezaubert.
Einfach spitze!

lg Ela :O)

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Great card, love your backgrounds, makes this Alva a bit more classic instead of cute! Great job! Love,