Saturday, January 2, 2010

XOXO Happy Birthday

Where do i start with this card :-)?
Well first let me tell you where the inspiration for it came from. My dear friend Inge had sent me this wonderful Christmas card. I totally love MY card :-). Well.. there is nothing Inge makes that i do not just dool over. She is just simply my cardmaking hero and because of her i discovered the cute Magnolia stamps anyways.
I think like most of you i have ordered "Tilda with Christmas presents" because it is one of the Christmas stamps you can use all year round. I used some of the wonderful papers from the Magnolia "Christmas Collection" and "Yummy for your Tummy Collection" which are neutral, soft and dreamy. Many Magnolia papers and even the Magnolia ink magazine can be ordered over at Magnolia-liocus!


For the coloring i used (V1 and V0000 with some dots of V06 quickly blended with V0000, Basket is colored with E31, E34 and E50, E71 and E74, Greens are YG 93, YG0000, G99, Hair: E50, Y21 and E31, Face: E11, E00, E000, R20, Halo of image is done with RV0000, Ground W colors)

The card was made for Rachels Birthday and i tell you girls.. when i colored her in i was super nervous. I had made for her prior a birthday card and was actually worried to sent it to her, so i have started this one and quickly sent it to her. I hope she will like it.
Whoohooo i just received an email from Dawn that she has chosen some of my cards to be featured over on the Inspirational blog. What an honor. Thank you so very much!

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53 comments:

Dawn said...

You are welcome Claudia - your work is beautiful!

thanks
Dawn

Shelly said...

Beautiful card Claudia! Love the papers you chose and the layout and bling bring it all together! She's sure to love this card! LOL I think it's funny that YOU worry about someone liking cards you send. ROFLOL You're fabulously talented! Thanks so much for sharing your creations!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous,your papers and colouring are beautiful!!! Congratulations on being featured on the Inspirational blog!!
Hugs xx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi sweetie!! Hope you've had a wonderful Holiday Season!! :) Congrats on being featured hun!! Your creation is so beautiful!! HUGS

scrappyjan said...

Very beautiful card! Congrats on the feature.
Happy NEW YEAR to you, Janiel

Helene said...

This card is really gorgeous!
Congrats for being featured.

Hugs
Xxx

Brenda said...

so pretty. I will have to use this for a Birthday card now. Gorgeous design.

Debbie said...

How can they not choose your cards for the Inspriation Blog. Your cards are "GORGEOUS", so congratulations, it is well deserved. And the card you made for Rachel's Birthday is stunning. Love the papers will have to check out the Magnolia lious

Debbie said...

How can they not choose your cards for the Inspriation Blog. Your cards are "GORGEOUS", so congratulations, it is well deserved. And the card you made for Rachel's Birthday is stunning. Love the papers will have to check out the Magnolia lious

Danielle said...

This is one stunning birthday card Claudia! I agree, this stamp is so versatile and you've done wonders with it! Your colouring is gorgeous and you've chosen such pretty colours! Congrats on being featured on the Inspirational Blog - I could not think of anyone more deserving!!
Hugs, Danielle

Kristin said...

A beautiful card!Actually I haven't thought of using those stamps for other than xmas cards...But now I see it's totally possible! Thank you for the enlightenment Claudia :)

Susan said...

I'm nor surprised your cards would be chosen...they are always gorgeous!...and such an inspiration!

Bribrie said...

j'aime beaucoup les coloris choisis, tout en douceur ! je suis sure que cette carte plaira.
Merci d'avoir indiquer les copic utilisés. Bravooo

Moni said...

So gorgeous card, Tilda is so cute and fab coloured! love the papers and all details! hugs,moni

Becky said...

This is gorgeous.. I just love these soft colors.

Heidi said...

Claudia- it is beautiful and I am sure that Rachel will surely lOve it my friend.

resmith said...

Beautiful card! Congrats on being featured on an inspiration blog. Your work is fantastic!
Liz

Michele Spera said...

Hi Claudia
No I didn't forget you:-) I'll email you details later
Haha
I think I got this image?? Not sure Have to look in my envelope:-) all I can say is Wonderful job!! Love the bling added and the added embellishments too!!
Hugs
michele

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your Tilda is lovely - so beautifully coloured in beautiful colours and she is very versatile. I think I shall have to own one! Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year to you! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your Tilda is lovely - so beautifully coloured in beautiful colours and she is very versatile. I think I shall have to own one! Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year to you! Warmest wishes, Lesley

heidy said...

Hi Claudia,
This card is lovely
Hugs Heidy

Jorunn said...

Wow!!!
Claudia your card is totally amazing!!!
Love the colors, design and everything about it!!! Such a great source of inspiration!

hugs,
Jorunn

Kerry D-C said...

oooh! aaaah!!! This is BEAUTIFUL Claudia! I don't think that you need to worry about your coloring at all!!!!!!! This is perfect and I know that Rachel will treasure this.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Claudia,i love your image and papers.

I wish you a very happy new year.
Hugs Riet.xx

Debby said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!!Rachel will love it!

Christina C. said...

Was fuer eine tolle Karte hast du wieder gebastelt!!!! Superschoen, Claudia! xxx crissy
P.S. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION!!!!1

coldwaters2 said...

This is quite stunning so elegant so beautifully designed and coloured you are pure inspiration

Hugs
Lorraine x

Nancy said...

Hi Claudia,
Your birthday card for Rachel is gorgeous! There is no way she will not like it. Thanks so much for telling the colores that you used. Congrats on being featured on the Inspirational blog you are so deserving of this honor!
Hugs,
Nancy

Rosis Stöberseite said...

WOW very nice this card. I love Tilda.
Lg Rosi

Nicoline said...

She's absolutely adorable Claudia!!!

Hugs,
Nicoline

Zoe said...

Hello Claudia, I love the Tilda with christmas presents and I love the black ribbon.
love
Zoe
xxxx

Stampin Mindy said...

WOW! This is beautiful. I love that stamp! I love these colors!

BananaStamper said...

Hi Claudia,
I adore this card and this image. Your coloring is so awesome. Thank you so much for including your copic colors, I can learn lots from this!
cheers,
Shanna :)

stardustgemsandribbon said...

I absolutely LOVE this card Claudia, it's so beautiful...lucky Rach!
I'm so pleased that you are being featured on the Inspirational blog...YOU really are a true inspiration :-)
Hugs
Carole x

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my, Rach will love it!!

It's gorgeous Claudia, every single aspect of this beautiful creation is fabulous!

Hugs, Kelly

Tracey said...

I adore this fabulous Tilda. I hope I can add her to my collection at some point. Your card is gorgeous Claudia!! xx

miapia said...

This is just fantastic. I looove the collors you used.. It i so pretty..

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU FROM NORWAY, Mia

doris said...

Eine traumhafte Karte liebe Claudia!!

Ganz liebe Grüße
Doris

June Nelson said...

So so so so beautiful your work is absolutley stunning,everything!!! xxx

Ria said...

A great Card ! Really beautiful !

Ria

Norma said...

Claudia, this is so beautiful. This Tilda is my favorite from the So Jolly collection--she is just so adorable. Gorgeous DP's. Love this colour scheme. Rachels will simply love this card.

Hugs.
Norma

alina said...

lovely card, Claudia!
A Happy New Year!
hugs, Alina

Wilma Westerbeek said...

Thank you sóóó much.
Today is my birthday, so I pretend this card is a little bit for me :)

A big hug to you and all the best in this new year,
Wilma

Kimba-Slydog said...

Claudia, die Karte ist so wundervoll. Und die Coloration erst.....am liebsten würde ich mal einen Kurs bei dir machen. ;)

Ich hoffe, dir geht es etwas besser.

Liebe Grüße,
Nicole

Meital said...

Claudia!!! This card s absolutely gorgeous!!!! How can she not like it?!?! And the painting is wonderful and real!!!

Congratulations :)

Trudy said...

OH...Claudia your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!!
I love your combination of papers.
The colours are wonderful.
Hugs Trudy

Bonnie said...

This is yet ANOTHER stunning card! Someday, mine will be like this...I can only hope!
-Bonnie

Kim said...

Such a wonderful card for Rach Claudia! I love it and know she will treasure it!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Christine Riley said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! I love that Magnolia stamps are so versatile and can be used for numerous holidays. Fantastic work as always :)
Hugs, Christine

Pinkllilac said...

What a beautiful card Claudia, just love your image and the colours you have used,those papers are so gorgeous.

Hugs Linda

Peggy May said...

another great card !!

Kendra said...

Your colouring is always so perfect, and you're cards absolutely gorgeous! She's one lucky girl :)

Deebi27 said...

The softness of the colors are sooo wonderful Claudia. I am so happy that I found your blog. Each blog brings so much inspiration. And the want to make similarly wonderful card!