Monday, March 1, 2010

Sorry For The Loss…

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Hello all.. thank you so much for visiting me today. I would love to tell you a little bit about my card… just a few months ago my dear friend Crissy had lost her very beloved Miska her German Sheppard – It is so sad if you loose one of your pet family members.

I wanted to make her a very special card but noticed… i do not have ANY stamps that are appropriate for that occasion.

But than i saw this stamp set in the Stampin up catalogue (C is for Cat – it is currently free with a $50 order) and i knew i wanted to make a sympathy card with my Tilda holding kitten (Pet Collection 2009).

The card was worked using a sketch my dear friend Jacque came up for this months sketch challenge over on the Magnolia-lioucs Highlights' blog. All what i have done is rotate the sketch, to make it work for me. Thank you sweetie.. i love your sketch.

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Papers: K&Company, Bazzill cardstock for base, Stampin up (for layering), Watercolor paper: hot press 300 gr
Stamps:
Magnolia Tilda with kitten (Pet Collection), Lace border (Kitchen Collection), Sentiment: stampin up (C is for cat)
Tools: Stampin up (various circle punches)
Embellishments: Flowers and leaves all by Magnolia (flowers are the new kind with lace in center), Offray (organdy ribbon), Stickles (Diamond), Cross (Joann Fabric), Robins Nest, Making Memories (brads)
Coloring: watercoloring with Tim Holtz Distress inks and Stampin up inks

43 comments:

jolanda said...

Wauwwww wat een prachtige kaart!!

Groetjes,Jolanda

Lori said...

Oh Claudia this is just precious, what a beautiful card for the loss of a pet. I love the dark rich tones!!!!

Brocéliane said...

What a gorgeous card Claudia, as you can do so well :) kind regards from France :)

pinky said...

Lovey idea and a very gorgeous card.
Pinky

Hanna said...

Oh my God, your coloring is sensational!

Meital said...

Sorry for her lose...
It is very hard to loose a pet family member.. I hurt from only thinking about it..

Your card is appropriate and beautifull...

Cher~ said...

The card is just the sweetest. Your coloring on this card really rocks too! Love it all.

Michele Spera said...

Hi Claudia
What a sweet card, for perfect card for the time when we have lost a furbaby:-( I love the image and the clusters of flowers . really nicely done
XMicheleX

Nancy said...

Hi Claudia,
What a sweet card to send to your friend. I love your coloring it is beautiful! All the details every thing is perfect. I'm sure this card will mean so much to your friend!
Hugs,
nancy

craftingmanda said...

what a great idea this image is perfect for it too. I lost my little kitten Zeus last year, we had to have him put to sleep and we wanted to stayw ith him but it was honestly the worst thing i have ever had to go through something like this would bring a smile in an otherwise unhappy time

stardustgemsandribbon said...

I absolutely love this card...even though it's made for a sad occasion.
The papers are perfect, as are the flowers and accents.
Gorgeous Tilda of course :)
Hugs
Carole x

ROSA said...

i love this card, è magnifica
saluti dall'italia

scrappinpeg said...

Oh I love the card using the cute kitty. PERFECT together.

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

I absolutely love this card. The color combinations you choose are always stunning. You have such talent!

Debby said...

beautiful card!!!great coloring!

Renkata said...

just gorgeous card.

Jannie said...

Wow Such a beautiful card Claudia with lovely detail and the papers and colouring are gorgeous.
I love this card.

Hugs Jannie

Bribrie said...

Comme d'habitude c'est super beau ! Bravooo

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Claudia! And how sweet of you to make it for your friend! It's so hard to lose one of our furbabies, and I'm sure your card will help lift her spirits. Gorgeous work as always! :)
hugs!
Sharon

Shirley N said...

Very beautiful card!

Nina S. B. Macaulay said...

Beautiful card, such attention to details!
Poor friend.
Good luck

Klem Nina x

Trudy said...

Wonderful card Claudia ,The colors and the paper are great, and the image...always..cute.
Hugs Trudy

Leah the Orange said...

what a beautiful card, Claudia. it's perfect for that kind of situation. makes me all sad thinking of someday losing my kitty-cat!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Claudia this is so utterly amazing!
Your colouring is superb and I love your lovely sentiment so perfect!
hugs
kim x

Dena said...

Such a perfect "cheer her up" card! I think it is just the sweetest thing with gorgeous papers!
Hugs,Dena

Danielle said...

Such a sweet card Claudia! I love your colours and your watercolouring is gorgeous! The sentiment is perfect! Once again, the fine details you add to your cards really make them stand out Claudia! Your friend will love this for sure!
Hugs, DAnielle

Lizzy said...

WOW this is stunning ~ your colouring is fantastic xx lizzy xx

Iris said...

Gorgeous card!

Hugs,
Iris

Christina C. said...

Dearest Claudia...what a gorgeous card it is.... brought tears to my eyes!!!
Your coloration of this beautiful image created a masterpiece.
Love, love this phenomenal card!!!
Love and hugs, Crissy

Loz (Aus) said...

Perfect card to this occasion. Love the dark flowers, the way you shaded around Tilda, and just the fact that you made a card for your friend in this situation. It can be really hard to lose something that's been around for such a long time... x

Tammy said...

Great card....

Candy said...

Ahhh Claudia,
What a beautiful and touching card you have made for Crissy. I am sure she will treasure it!
Your work as always is outstanding.
Hugs, Candy

Cami said...

Absolutely wonderful card, Claudia! You always bring Magnolia images to life with your superb coloring and your paper selection is so perfect all the time. Your friend will be very touched with this card. Cami

Cheryl said...

It is a sad thing and your card is sure to communicate how you fell to your friend. it is lovely!

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL card.
The colouring is PERFECT and I just LOVE the colour combo and the amazing details!

Have a lovely day/Gunilla

Barb Hardeman said...

Claudia, what a beautiful card you have made for Chrissy. I'm sure she will treasure the love that went into the making of it. You watercoloring is wonderful, giving this sweet image a lot of depth...

Jenn said...

Your card is adorable, I'm sure it will bring your friend comfort!

Thanh said...

I think this is perfect!

RubyM:) said...

simply GORGEOUS!! OH MY GOODNESS GOORGEOUS! The colors are perfect for your beautiful colored image!Thanks for the inspiration.Im in such an awe! wow!RuubyM:)

Jean said...

Claudia, such a beautiful card.. a perfect Tilda for the occasion and love your coloring... you matched the image so well.. it is so unique... TFS
Hugs, Jean

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card as usual Claudia. It's nice to have a thoughtful friend like you and hope Crissy will be healed with time :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Robin said...

Beautiful card. So many details on the card. I love the coloring.

Lena said...

What a gorgeous card Claudia!!! Great job, amazing colouring!
Just fabulous!!!
Hugs
Lena