Monday, August 10, 2009

Congrats - You are a big girl now

Hi the weekend is already over :-) it is always sooo fast. If you have a minute to unwind from today's workday please check the challenge over on "Stamp With Fun" we are making birthday cards for this week. Well.. i had planned to submit the Edwin card posted on Saturday, but i was not finished with other stuff so i posted the card earlier. This card was actually kind of intended for a little girl who starts school, but i think it could be used also as a birthday card, right :-)
My card is inspired by this lovely card by DOL Creations! Thank you for sharing dear Christine! I loved the way she added the letters! The "You are a big girl" sentiment .. is something we tell Lucas if we expect him to be patient with his brother or if we expect him to help in the house :-)

Stamps: Motivet "Shy Hilda - CM 087 J", Sentiment: Stampin up retired SAB set 2008 "Congratulations", "You are a big girl now" computer generated
Basic Grey "Lemonade", Stampin up
Robins Nest, Stampin up retired ribbon
Fiskars Daisy Border punch, Nestabilties, Distressing Tool by Tim Holtz, Stampin up new label punch

Thank you for your time to swing over to my blog!

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megastamper said...

wow claudia, deine ist wunderwunderschön und gefällt mir ausgesprochen, vor allem die farbkombi ist super. tolle papier und klasse layout.
ganz liebe grüsse, bea

Moni said...

Love it Claudia, fab card, so cute image and love the colours you have used! Great layout! Hugs,moni

Nilla said...

Hilda is adorable! Love this colorful card! Hugs Nilla

Andy said...

What a sweet motif and papers, lovely colouring, I like it very much!! LG Andy

Angie said...


Annita said...

ohh lordy too cute.
that's it. Claudia I have packed my bags and I am gonna come color with you *S*

hugs Annita

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card, Claudia! Such a cute image, coloured beautifully!

Again, your choice of papers, layout and embellishments are just perfect! x

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Gorgeous, so cute
Chris xx

scrappinpeg said...

Gorgeous EVERYTHING! Every time you use these images I want them more and more. I need to not be so broke! This is ADORABLE!

daisy said...

she looks so cute! looks like my nice if shes somwhere, and she doesn't know enybody


Dena said...

Definitely it could go for birthday! I love these papers. They are so cheerful. Beautiful card! Hugs, Dena

Carolyn said...

What a cute little Hippo she is. I love the layout. She is darling.
Hugs xx

Danielle said...

This is so pretty Claudia - the papers and layout are superb and of the hippo is just adorably cute! Love how you took Christine's idea with the letters -it looks fab! Gorgeous work!
Hugs, Danielle

Monica said...

Ohhh.... what a cutie.....

Monique said...

Oh, what a cutie !!!! I love it :)).

Hugs Monique

dolcreations said...

Wow..I am so honoured that you are inspired by me...every day I am truely inspired by your blog! Your blog is my cup of coffee every
morning..I have to have it! Thank-you.

I love the card you have done...I wish I could take a class from you and learn the ropes to such beauty!

Cheryl said...

Adorable!!! So bright and cheery,fabulous design and colouring!!
Hugs xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Claudia, what a cutie, and I think the sentiment is lovely, mind you it could be used for an older girl as well, especially one like myself whos put on a bit of weight. Love the colours youve used and the papers are quite stunning. By the way the reason I couldnt leave you any comments was I was using the wrong blog address. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sandra said...

you are amazing! this card is great!

Debby said...

great card Claudia!

stephanne said...

Seeing this card makes me want to run out and buy that paper pack, and Hilda is so precious, coloured amazingly by you, love that ribbon and button, and the use of paper punch looks fab!!
Have a great Monday!!

Lynda said...

You always amaze me with your wonderful cards. I love this cute image and your colouring is fantastic. Beautiful, beautiful card.
Love Lynda xxx

Kathy said...

What an adorable card Claudia!! I have been thinking about getting this paper and aftering seeing your card I am afraid I will have to have it!! LOL
This is so sweet!! I love this image and the layout is fabulous!! Love your beautiful coloring as well!
Hope you have a lovely week :)Kathy

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my are amazing. This card is so cute!! I love it! I just ordered this adorable stamp last week and can not wait to get her! Of course mine will be nowhere near as cute as yours! Fantastic work as always, Claudia! hugs!

Jacque said...

HB, she is such a cutie!!! You coloring of her is breathtaking and those papers are just too sweet...Love it...Hugs..Jacque

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Claudia that is just to cute ! I love the colors, the layout the paper the whole thing is just adorable !

Anonymous said...

Oh my!! This image is too sweet!! I love the fun colors and the papers you've added with it!! HUGS :)

Nancy said...

Hi Claudia,
Your card is the cutest and I think it would make a great birthday card. I love the layout and the papers and of course your coloring is perfect! Cute Cute card!

Scrapmumur said...

OH...This is so pretty!!!!
Lovely image and beautiful design.
These papers are marvelous and colours.
Have a nice week, my friend.
Hugs, Mumur.

Tanya said...

This card is beautiful Claudia. So vibrant. I just love this Hippo! Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. I am truly honoured.

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Jannie said...

Oh fabulous!!

And oh so cute, and beautiful colours

Greetings Jannie.

Vicky said...

This is just adorable Claudia! How cute is the Motivet stamp and I totally agree, it could definately be used for a birthday card!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Claudia this is totally gorgeous!
I love your sweet image and your have coloured her to perfection!
Gorgeous paper and I love your great design!
kim x

Annacarin said...

Hi Claudia, your card is lovely!The coloring and details are perfect and I agree with you, you can give away the card on a birthday!
Hugs Annacarin

bribrie51 said...

Ohh elle est toute mignonne cette carte et pétillante ! Bravooo

Eulanda said...

WOW!! That color combo looks so sharp together! You have inspired me to use that bg paper. I wondered how to use it! It looks great!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love this cute image and the papers are so yummy!
Love it!
Erin x

Norma said...

Adorable card, Claudia. Who would have think that a hippo can be so cute, but isn't she just? Lovely DP's. Love the sketch--hmm...I may borrow it.


Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Claudia! This is my first time to your blog. I'm from Michigan too! Your work is just spectacular! Thanks for sharing your talents!


Jodi said...

She is so cute Claudia, she is very sweet and you have colored her so very well!!
Jodi =)

Tab said...

Oh sweetie your card is beautiful, I love the sweet image!
Hugs Tab xxx

Anonymous said...

Really fabulous card Claudia, your colouring is amazing.
Love your choice of papers, the conngrats is a great idea.
Your tutorial is wonderful...I look forward to trying some of your hints and tips when I get back home.
Carole x

Heather x said...

Wow Claudia, what an amazing card, love your colouring, it's awesome! The image that you have used is so cute :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Jacilynn said...

This is so very cute! This would be perfect for my DD since she is going off to kindergarten this year. She is so excited. Now if only I could calm my nerves about it.

Really gorgeous card as always!
x Jacilynn

Patricia Garcia said...

oh my Claudia this is stunning, my youngest son is heading to kinder this year, I sure will miss him!

Lena Katrine said...

OMG! This is so, so pretty! I love the layers of your beautiful papers, and the cute hippo is coloured so georgeous! The details are stunning too!

Have fun! Hugs, Lena ;)

Suzan L said...

Hello Claudia, I love your card!! All the layers are so beautiful!! And the Hippo is so cute with your beautiful coloring!!
Hugs, Suzan

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Claudia,
This is just the cutest, sweetest little card for birthday, or potty training (not that a child that age would appreciate all the work, but the Mom sure would!)or first day of big kid school. Your Hilda is just adorable and has so much personality. I love, love, love it!

alina said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Claudia, very sweet image, perfectly coloured!
Hugs, Alina

doris said...

Traumhaft schöööön!!!

Ganz liebe Grüße

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Claudia. Love the cute image you've used and the colouring also. Pretty papers and detail to. Hugs Michele x

Sandie said...

Such a darling little image!! Fantastic card as always Claudia, I don't know how you have so many wonderful ideas :)

Kit said...

very cute card :)

Artyjen said...

Sweet card....thanks for your hard work and inspiration!

Michele Spera said...

really lovely card!! I love the shading and I love the image cut to a round shape:-)

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Claudia.
Your colouring is fabulous, the design, details and embellies are just beautiful!!

I loved your comment on Hilda/inner tube, you are too funny!!

Have a great day,
Karen x

Sarah said...

How cute is this lil hippo?!? You've coloured her superbly. The papers are fantastic and I love how you've added the sentiment around the edge.
xx :0)

Ila said...

Oh So Super Cute and Fabulous Claudia!!...I love your take on this sketch....and the papers are Lovely...I just got some lemonade papers too...Yay!!...Hugs, Ila

Debby said...

I left one message but I don't know why it doesn't leave it here weird.
Sorry you were feeling under the weather.
I love this card great coloring and the paper looks perfect here.Tilda sweet as always.
Take care!

cabio's craft corner said...

Very pretty card and the images is super sweet.

Anonymous said...

claudia ich staune immer wieder über deine tollen karten eine ist so wunderschön wie die nächste ;-) du bist fantastisch .
glg tina46