Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thank you – Just What We Wanted

Hello, thank you for all your sweet comments! I have not been feeling so great – my kids and i have since beginning of December a cough, which turns out to be Bronchitis. I have enjoyed the past days – staying longer in bed and hop to your blogs! Must say i have missed that! 


So, now i am thinking what i can tell you about my card :-) First off.. it is water colored. Yes, right :-) this card was a order from one of my readers and she asked me if i would water color again. Lucky me, she really likes the card and I will post the card on Saturday to Germany. Thank you :-)

I think the last time i pulled my box out with the ink bottles was in early August. I just do not feel secure with this element.

What i like about this card is the paper with the image – it was picked by my husband :-) I wished i could color such nice flowers to the ground, so it would look even more like Tilda and Edwin are dancing for joy in a flower field. Well.. i have tried with patterned paper :-)
The card is for Cute Card Thursdays Challenge this week – were we would love to see your “thank you” cards. I bet Santa was good to all of you – and you are going to need a bunch :-)


Stamps: Tilda & Edwin dancing through Sir Stampalot while you are over at Sir Stampalot… don’t forget to check out the store’s first SUPER STAMP SALE

Sentiment: Stampin up
Papers: 6x6 Basic Grey “Green At Heart” one of those pads i did not like at first and now i can use them all the time :-)
Embellishments: Flowers all by Prima Sir Stampalot has a great selection, string (Stampin up) fake button (Joanns), Basic Grey epoxy brads, Stickles in Star Dust
Dies: Quickutz
Watercolors: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Stampin up: Mellow Moss, Pretty In Pink, Blush Blossom, Barely Banana, Going Grey, Brocade Blue,

That’s it i think… please come back tomorrow.. i have some exciting news for you to share about “Just Magnolia” :-) I am sure you will like it!


Sinikka said...

A sweet alsmost can smell spring! your husband did a great job to pick this paper.
Lovely coloured.
Hope you and your kids will feel better soon.
Hugs Sinikka

NGCARDS said...

This is such a stunning card, the watercolouring is beautiful! Hope you and your family are feeling better :) xxx

Gretha said...

Ohh, this is gorgeous and the colouring is beautiful Claudia.
I hope you and your kids are feelling better soon.
Hugs Gretha

Frea said...

Hi Claudia, such a lovely card, and I must say, you should do the watercolouring more often, I think you did a great job hun!! Hugs, Frea

Carol said...

Awww Claudia what a stunning card as always!! Your colouring is just amazing. Fabby lo and dps. Hope you're feeling a lot better. Lotsa luv xxxxx

Shazza said...

such a beautiful card Claudia, amazing colouring. Hope you get over your bronchitis quickly

Love crafts forever said...

OMGoodnes! Claudia, your colouring are gorgeous. Fantastic card.
Hugs Nataliya

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Such a cute image. Love it!

Sonja Bekker said...

Hi Claudia,

so Adorable this sweet couple;)
and your colourings wonderful.
Beautiful paper choice to!!

Hope your feeling much better now
so at the and of this year.

Have a good one and may all your wishes come true!


MarieL said...

What are you talking about??? There is nothing to be insecure about. You did a marvelous job as always.

Ich hoffe,dass es Dir und den Kindern bald wieder besser geht. Nothing better than in deutschen Daunenbetten kuscheln. Can't live without ours.

Can't wait for tomorrows Magnolia news.

Maria Therese said...

Just stunning card and coloring!!

Larisa said...

oh, it is so great and bright!!! SO good colouring))) Nice job!!

Maris said...

hi Claudia, ohhh what a great card you made, love the coloring with the watercolors, and the magnolia edwin and tilda sooooo cute ,i hope you feel a bit better, take good care of yourself xxx

Julie said...

So adorable,I love the way you've captured the look of chubby child legs (do you get what I mean?) your colouring is fabulous even if you don't feel secure doing watercolouring,youve certainly rocked it! I've had a lovely day today,inspired by your circular easel,I've experimented a bit,won't be blogging it for a couple of weeks but I'm just a little bit pleased with it :) Thanks for the inspiration,Julie.x

Diane said...

You've watercoloured this image beautifully, Claudia - it has so much dimension! There's definitely no need to feel insecure there! It's a perfect pairing with the DPs too!
I hope you all get rid of your cough soon.
Diane x

arjette said...

Ooooh it's such a beautifull card!! Gorgeous!!!!!!!

gr. arjette.

Stempeltiger said...

Was für eine traumhaft schöne und fröhliche Karte liebe Claudia!
Das süsse Motiv hast Du so wundervoll coloriert und die Papiere sehen so schön dazu aus. Das Wiesen-Papier ist genial.
Hoffe, dass es Dir wieder besser geht.
Wünsche Dir einen guten Rutsch in ein glückliches und gesundes neues Jahr.
Ganz liebe Grüße aus Deutschland

Christina C. said...

Mensch, Claudi, Ich muss mich immer STAUNEN ueber dein wunderschoenes colorieren!!!!! Da bin Ich wirklich ganz begeistert! Soooooo ein talent fuer colorieren hat niemand.
Ich hoffe das es Euch bald besser geht!!!

Cordine said...

Your watercolouring is great! I wish i could do it that way!
The card is stunning!

Cheryl O said...

Oh my gosh, Claudia, this card is just gorgeous!! Your water-coloring is so beautiful!!! Do you not do it more often because of the time, or what, because you sure have the talent, that's for sure! It all just went together perfectly, I love it.....

I hope you and your family feel better real soon, especially with the new year coming quickly!!

Imke said...

Wow Claudia, your card is awesome. Your coloring is out of the World !! It looks so real and the DP fits perfect. Very, very pretty !!

Einen guten Start ins Jahr 2011 !!

theCook said...

You're right, that DP is beautiful, the flower button too! I like your watercolor, it's softer than markers...

Bribrie said...

Je ne vais pas être trés originale, mais c'est toujours aussi beau. lol Bravoo

Sylvia said...

Hello Claudia,

I wish you and your kids to get well soon! We in the Netherlands say; blijf lekker onder de wol. (stay nicely under the blankets en get well.)

Your colouring with the ink is beautyfull! And you have made a very nice card with it. Your husband hase picked the paper well! It's realy like there are dancing in the feelds.


Drea´s World said...

Hallo liebe Claudia was für ein zauberhaftest Kärtchen traumhafte Farben hast Du gewählt spitze!!!
Viel Gesundheit und alles Liebe & Gute fürs kommende Jahr Bussie Drea

Ribbon Girl said...

Great watercolouring Claudia - you should do this more often - gives the most beautiful effect! Hope you and the family are soon fit and free from bronchitus! Love Mary G

Danielle Champagne said...

Claudia your watercoloring is fabulous. Your husband has great taste for picking paper!Both Edwin and Tilda look so happy, and your whole card breathes happiness! Everything is so harmonious.
Take care !

Tinie said...

I beautifull card, the watercolouring is beautiful!!!!!

Greetings Tinie

Suzi said...

Another beautiful card, I love your water colouring and the pretty papers your husband picked. I do hope you and the children are feeling better, I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year and I hope you all have a wonderful celebration of 2011.
Suzi x

Astrid said...

Wow you make a gorgeous card Claudia, and the colouring i cant do it so good as you.
I try to send you an email but the email is not right. Hope i can get the right one.
Hugs Astrid

Chris said...

Sorry you've not been well Claudia and I hope you're all feeling better very soon. Your card is so beautiful and I'd say you're a master with all colouring mediums! I think the paper is perfect for the image too, who needs to paint flowers with that gorgeous pattern :D. Happy new year to you and yours, hugs, Chris x

Juls said...

just gorgeous!! Love the colours the layout the twine detail....just everything!!! Hugs Juls

☼ Cheryl* said...

How beautiful!!!
I hope you all feel better soon x x x

Anonymous said...

a darling card! Your coloring with watercolors is beautiful =) hope you all feel better soon!

angelique (anlou) said...

oh my sweetie
this card is gorgeous
lovely coloring, and perfect
a happy new year sweetie
i'll see you in the new year again
hugs angelique

Violets Corner said...

Your water colouring is stunningly beautiful and the card is absolutely gorgeous.

Thanks for visiting, I've made the sewing machine cover, it's an easy patch work.

Happy New Year!


Janette said...

The water colouring is perfect, love the whole card, it's gorgeous.....hope you and your family are all feeling better now.xx

Aussie Loz said...

hope you are all feeling better really soon, what a rotten way to start a new year...
love this card! How fun is that image and the water colouring looks gorgeous! rest up ♥

Mo said...

Deine Karte ist traumhaft schön liebe Claudia !!!

Cyndi said...

very beautiful card! I really want to learn to color like you! Hope you get better soon for the new year!

Norma said...

Claudia, a beautiful card. Your watercolouring looks fabulous. You do inspire me to want to try my hand at it also. Love the colours--gorgeous DP's.
Hope you will be back to feeling 100% soon.


Vixx handmade cards said...

Hiya Claudia!
Such a gorgeous card hun, super sweet image and your colouring is just amazing :o)

Thank you for all your recent comments on my blog!, really appreciate them all and your blog is very inspirational!

Take care hun and I hope you have a fabulous New Year!

Hugs Vicky xx

Sandra said...

sorry you are not feeling well, hope you have a speedy recovery.
Love your card, lovely.
Happy New Year!

Creatieve handgemaakte kaarten said...

Wow what a nice card! the colours a great!

Hugs Ida

Sol said...

Hope you fell Better Claudia! Wish you well in 2011!!
The Card is Fabulous! Colouring is Amazing! You managed well with the Water Colours :o) ..
Fantastic Card! :o)

Debbie said...

You haven't lost your touch with water coloring, this is magnificent!!!!

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! Your watercoloring is wonderful. I love the flower paper.


Brenda said...

This card is stunning. Your watercoloring is spectacular.

raindropecho said...

Claudia, this is just DARLING. Love the coloring as always!

- Ann

Niki Estes said...

Absolutely beautiful, Claudia! Your watercoloring is beautiful and I love the twine, button, and flowers!

scrappinpeg said...

Oh my.... Your water coloring is BEAUTIFUL! You should do a video for us! :-) I love your videos! I love the shadowing you have done with the coloring too. The images just pop!
Love your pp's you have used too - nice.
take care and get over that cough. (I have it too)

Joy said...

Wonderful card - so warm, calm and cute.

Kim Y. said...

This is simply gorgeous!! Your coloring is seriously out of this world! I have so much to learn! Your creations are truly an inspiration to everyone!

Debby said...

Hope you'll all feel better and soon.Cough can be so nasty.
Love this card Claudia.sweet image and such a perfect coloring as always.
thanks for the sweet comments you left me.
Happy New Year to you too.

Bernadet said...

Ohh, this is gorgeous and the colouring is beautiful Claudia.
I hope you and your kids are feelling better soon.

Ans said...

wow claudia

weer zo prachtige kaart
mijn complimenten wat maak jij mooie kaarten !Mooie kleuren zeg
ik moet nog heel wat leren zie ik wel
Je husssie heeft een goede keus gemaakt met het papier!
Je ziet ik blijf gewoon in mijn eigen taal schrijven
dan mag je het lekker vertalen hahhaha
meis ik wens je fijne dagen en een goed en gezond 2011
liefs,ans xx

Marie said...

It's such a sweet card. And your colouring is fabby! Love the colours in this card!
Happy new year!

Uschi said...

Wie bezaubernd, die beiden da so ausgelassen tanzen. Schöne Papiere hast Du ausgewählt und die Szene mit tollen Details verarbeitet!

Ich wünsche Dir ein wundervolles, gesundes Jahr 2011!

Liebe Grüße

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful card Claudia, love this image of Tilda & Edwin doing the "Happy Dance" ... So perfectly colored (love your water coloring).
Hope you're feeling better. Can't wait to hear your news about Just Magnolia.
Hugs, Janie

Marion said...

A sweet card Claudia. Love that image and the papers are beautiful. Hope you are feeling better now.

Cor* said...

OH Claudia, I am sorry to hear you have been ill. We too have been fighting coughs & fevers at our house, but hopefully the worst is gone now. It was so nice to have you stop by my blog & leave sweet comments. Much appreciated. LOVE LOVE LOVE Your watercoloring. I have been dipping into the mediumm as well and wonder do u use strictly distress inks or any refill will do? Gorgeous interpretation with the field of flowers! Well done!!! Take Care & Happy New year!!

Anabel said...

wonderful card :)
Happy New Year :)))

Linda Palmer said...

Absolutely beautiful coloring. Love the card. It is a gorgeous card and so are the basic grey papers. Hope you continue to feel better.

Margreet said...

Oh Claudia, I'm sorry to hear about you and your children are not feeling well...hope that will soon be better........your card is so it....esp. yoru colouring....wish you and all you love a happy and healthy 2011!
xxx Margreet

Marijke said...

Wauw, it looks GORGEOUS!!!
Happy new year!!!

Anonymous said...

Just wonderful. You are one of my favorites. A very Happy New Year to you and your family.Helen

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I hope you and your family are feeling better soon!! Your coloring on this card is truly stunning - I have never really attempted watercoloring, but looking at this really makes me want to try. The colors are so rich and vibrant!! Love the combination of papers - your hubby did a great job! ;)

ribenaruby said...

Stunning dancing image Claudia! Just popped by to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year! Ruby x

Jodie from Oz said...

Happy New Year Claudia, I hope you are feeling better, I wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy 2011. I look forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations this new year, thanks for the inspiration. big hugs Jodie from Oz xx

SannaS said...

oh WOW!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! Fabulous coloring!! So elegant!!

Hope this year brings you joy and happiness!! =)

Hugs, SannaS

Nancy said...

OMgoodness. You are so talented! Your coloring abilities are out of this world! So glad we connected through Feline Playful!

E.T said...

too cute!

bunny said...

What lovely cards..:)...Thank you for following mine..and your lovely comments...Ive not been making cards for long.. So is nice to be able to see other creations..