Thursday, March 31, 2011

Friends are there for each other…

Hello, thank you for swinging by.
Today i would love to use a few minutes, to talk about the reason i have made this card.
On Cute Card Thrusday the theme is couple or pair… i barely need any Wedding cards and for a while now i wanted to use this cute Lili of the Valley image.
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Now, since we all do not live in the world of fairies and butterflies we have to worry about or bills, our jobs, our kids our husbands/boyfriends. I thought this could make a nice girlfriend card to let somebody know… hei… if you need me to talk – iam there for you. Lets just go for a cup of coffee and talk about it.
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Therefore i went with darker colors for the matting but still have reds, yellows and some teal so the card does not look totally droopy.
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Stamps: Lili of the Valley “Coffee Break
Sentiment: Stampin up
Papers: Crate Paper “Portrait Collection”
Embellishments: Magnolia swirl can be found at
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62 comments:

Katy said...

Hi Claudia, I love the reasoning behind this card, thoughts like this are very special indeed, and always appreciated. Such a beautiful assortment of colours and your image as always is coloured to perfection. Fabby layout too (as you may guess I love it!). Hugs. Katy. xxx

Margreet said...

gorgeous card Claudia....lovely chatting ladies talking like good friends...as you also point in your sentiment....good idea to offer this to a friend!
xxx Margreet

Nathje said...

I just love your cards, they always make me smile, even if I'm having a bad day. They are always so beautiful and cute.
Just wanted to let you know that :)
Thank you for making these wonderful cards!
Nath :)

Tammi said...

A wonderful reason to give a card, a special card from a special friend...it's beautiful! ~hugs

anne jorunn said...

Beautiful!! I love your cards and I always get so inspired when I visit your blog!
Love the color combo here and your coloring...it's divine!!

Have a happy weekend!
Hugs,Anne Jorunn:)

Marevka said...

Очень красивая, нарядная открытка!!!! Обожаю ваши работы со штампами!

yvon said...

Hi Claudia, i so love this image and your coloring is perfect, as allways. The papers you used are gorgeous. Just love the card.
Hugs, Yvon

SandraW said...

Such a gorgeous card, Claudia!
And I love the idea why you made your card. The friendship between 2 friends is so precious, your card says it all...
Love it!

Hugs, Sandra

Fleur said...

Hi Claudia ~ what better reason do you need to make a card, it's perfect & a lovely thought
Hugz Fleur xXx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Claudia,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Chrissy said...

Your papers are gorgeous, such beautiful colours, and I love the image. We all need that friend, and what a great card to give to that special friend.
Luv CHRISSYxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful image and card claudia.

greetings karin

Denise and Louise said...

Beautiful card - I love the DP and the reason behind the card is wonderful. Hugs Denise xx

Marlies said...

Gorgeous card, love the bright colours and the black! Great image and what a good reason for making this lovely card.
hugs, Marlies

Tracey T said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Claudia. I love the sentiment/reason for the card - where would we be without our girlfriends? As ever, your colouring is fabulous and I really like the papers you have used. Hugs, Tracey xx

Miranda said...

such a sweetie Claudia and with lvoley colours, your card is totally cute
hugs
Miranda

Suze said...

Claudia beautiful card, lovely image of two girl friend, beautiful colors you used.

Hugs Suze XX

Milla said...

Beautiful card, love your colouring and all the little details, but most of all, the thought behind this card! :)

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Claudia,
Another gorgeous card. I love the colours and the embellishments are beautiful. Wonderful work.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Sara said...

I love the reason behind this card, we all need our friends. I love the papers you have chosen and as always the image is coloured beautifully, hugs Sara xxx

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi what a beautiful idea friends are so precious ! The colours to match the Papers are really outstanding !! :-D

Jo said...

Such a beautiful card Claudia, and the thought behind it is very touching. Jo x

Dina said...

tea for tho very nice

Squirrel x said...

Claudia hunny, any girlfriend would be so thrilled to receive this, you just have the warmest heart, and such a gorgeous card. I love the darker tones, it really makes an impact, and your colourwork is (I know, I've said it before but it's true) absolutely breathtaking. An absolute delight, could sit and stare at it for ages and ages. You are a star! Hugs, Sxx

sachsenrose said...

Hallo Claudia, diese Karte ist einfach so zauberhaft!
Liebe Grüße, Rosi

Molecraft said...

Gorgeous Claudia, love the reason for making it! This is one of my favourite stamps too!
Helen x

Marie said...

Really sweet. love the dark colours that make everything pop. Fabby!
Love n hugs
Marie

Tineke's hobby said...

what a gorgeous card. I love the colours and the embellishments are beautiful
And what a wonderful reason to give a card, a special card from a special friend
Hugs Tineke

Julie said...

This card is just perfect,I so love the darker shades you've used with a pop of a brighter colour,pure brilliance! Julie.x

Astrid said...

Hi CLaudia, this is a very lovely card, the colours of paper are gorgeous. As always. hihi
Hugs Astrid

Helena said...

That's beautiful! I've seen that stamp, and admired it recently in my stamping magazine. It is so lovely!!!!

Thea said...

Hi Claudia!

Beautiful how you colored the image, the paper with the roses are so nice!

Hugs
Thea

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful and perfect card Claudia and what better reason to make a card, always good to chat with a friend, even better over a cuppa tea.
Hugs Linda

Janette said...

Awwww Claudia, This is such a sweet card, the image and sentiment fit together so well, love the papers, really lush.xx

Barbara in SC said...

Claudia, this is one of my favorite LOTV images and I just love the way you used it. I am always so impressed with your use of papers and embellishments and this one just seems perfect to me! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs from Barbara in South Carolina
PS I check your blog every day! I was born and raised in Michigan, BTW.

Gina L said...

Such a sweet card. I love this image and how you colored it.

Aussie Loz said...

I love the colour combo, and the paper mix. Nothing beats a cuppa with the girls ♥

Christina C. said...

Ein zauberhaftes Kaertchen, Claudi!!!
Wunderschoene Farben und das sentiment ist ganz lieb!!!!

Deborah said...

Wauw, your card is amazing beautiful, love it!!!
Greets Deborah

Dawnll said...

I would be beyond thrilled to receive this beauty from a friend.
The colors are amazing

arjette said...

Wwooowww Claudia! I really love this one, it's gorgeous!!! This stamp is soooo sweet!!! Beautifull designpaper!!!

gr. Arjette.

AsilisA MaM said...

very beautiful card!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Claudia
Another gorgeous and beautiful card,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Elena said...

it's so cute!

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Ahhhh....this is so cute Claudia. Perfect image for a friend....we could do with nore of these 'grown up' images.
Hugs
Carole x

Sussie said...

Lovely card with happy colours! The stamps is very cute :)

Алара said...

Очень красиво.!!! Всегда восхищаюсь теми, у кого черный цвет в работах выглядит так гармонично

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

This is wonderful, Claudia! I'm like you, I only need so many wedding and couples cards. Friends cards can always be put to good use!

Miertje said...

Great card and great paper !
Hugs, Miranda

petra,s cards said...

wauw claudia this is absolutely gorgeous!!! your colloring is sooo perfect!
xx petra

Michelle said...

This card came out just lovely. Any friend would be lucky to get it!

Yolanda said...

An excellent idea to make cards for! And such a lovely card, love the flowers, colours, DP and oohh that image is so sweet :-)!!
Thanks Claudia!
Hugs
Yolanda

Cheryl O said...

Oh Claudia, how precious, what a great "pick me up" type card! The colors are so cheery and would definitely brighten anyone's day.....

doris said...

Traumhaft... Wow!!

Ganz liebe Grüße
Doris

Vaktmästarn said...

What a wonderful card to give to a friend! Lovely!!!
Hugs
Outi

Annie said...

a wonderful card Claudia and I do love the thoughts behind it too.
love and hugs,
annie x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous! Love your card design, colors, papers, flowers and your awesome coloring of that adorable image.

Pet73 said...

Love the LOTV image, the colours and the combination of different materials!

Kylie said...

Hey Hun,
Just doing all my commenting at once ;)
Your card is gorgeous! I love these new Crate papers and the cute stamp is adorable. What a fabulous idea for a card. The sentiment is perfect.
Big hugs
Kylie xx

Hlora said...

oh, so bright colouring) Love all the flowers on the top)) Great card!!!

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scrappinpeg said...

Wow this is precious. I love this adorable image. Great for a girlfriend card! You did this card so pretty! Love the embellishments!