Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Decorations, decorations

Hello there… how have you been?
How are your kids doing in school? Mine started yesterday and so far so good. Lucas would not tell much when he came home, I pretty much had to pull everything out of his nose and Niklas had a bad time. He cried all the way into bedtime – he was upset- he said he did not make aaaaannnnyyy new friends SmileIam sure he will be fine. In his Kindergarten class in the afternoon are only 12 kids, which is nice.
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so today is one yucky day here in Michigan. The temperatures went down from Saturdays 36 Celcius to just 17 clecius.. it is raining and I had to run and get the boys some new clothes – rain coats since my car was last week in the repair shop. Anyhow.. where was I going with that? oh ja.. the pictures are a bit dark since there was really not much natural light for me to work with. Hope it works anyways to see the coloring. I do not like to do too much photo editing cause than the colors look washed out.

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I have a hard time with these new paper pads out there. I did not find anything nice and cheerful this year for my cute LOVT’s to use. I must say iam really uninspired and worry a lot about the long time we make winter cards. bummer. In my stash I found some lovely pieces of a older line Stampin up has released. Love the bright orange and lime green colors in this paper. It was just enough to make 2 cards with it and finish the inside as well.
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Stamps all by Lili of the Valley
Christmas bird table is from the second Christmas release 2011 and the sentiment can be found here also by LOVT – it’s a must have rubber set IMO


Punches – Martha Stewart can be found at Cute Stamps and Cards as well as all Copic markers.
lol.. speaking of decorations Smile wanted to show you a brick wall of my house Smile it is been like this since the beginning of summer – I wonder how long the chalk with stick to it
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33 comments:

Minasverden said...

So cute and beautiful,love it.:)

Kelly Schelske said...

What an adorably sweet image Claudia, gorgeous card as always too my friend!

Great wall!!

SannaS said...

fabulous card!!! absolutely gorgeous!! =)
hugs, SannaS

marion said...

What a great wall decoration, wouldn't want it to wash off at all. And this new LOTV are really sooooo cute...love the card you've made with this stamp, the paper is perfectly choosen. Hugs, Marion

Ludkasz said...

Lovely:)

arjette said...

OOhhh Claudia, your card is absolutely stunning!!!! Sooooo beautifull!!! Your coloring is awesome!!!
That brick wall looks great!!! Hope it stays on there for a long time!! Must make you smile everytime you read it!!

gr. Arjette.

Janette said...

Just stunning Claudia, gorgeous card....Hope your boys are ok.xx

Tessa said...

Gorgeous card. I love the collors to.
hugs Tessa & Anke

Sandra said...

This is a beautiful card with a fabulous image:) Sandra H

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card. A really adorable image and beautiful coloring.
Thats the sort of graffiti you dont mind plastered on your wall, so sweet.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Love your card, absolutely stunning!! : ) Also, love your wall....that is priceless! : )

kelly said...

Gorgeous card,love the colours.
Isn`t it heart breaking when they say they have no friends,when i bet he`s got loads!!!That`s kids for you.

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi bless their wee cotton socks its so hard for then starting at any age but it makes them stronger in the end . I love your bright colours and it is such a cute scene . I love your little Xmas tag too ! The wall is sweet it will wash away eventually ! Lol Kitty :D

Irene said...

Who would not be extremely happy to have a wall looking like this......don't let it wash away Claudia it woould be a shame!!!
Die Karte ist atembenehmend schoen wie immer .........ich bin gerade bei Nummer 1 und kaum inspiration.........still a couple of months time!!

Gruss aus Holland, Irene

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I love the softness of this card! That brick wall is precious! So good you captured it with your camera!!! :)

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Claudia, I love the colours you used!
I hope the writing on the wall stays there for a realy long time, so sweet!! And your boys will soon start to like school I'm sure!
hugs, Marlies

Fleur said...

A beautiful card Claudia, perfect colouring as always.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Kerryn said...

your card is just beautiful as always!! I am in awe of your colouring!
Poor little mite being upset and not making any friends :-( I hope he'll be happier soon.
Love your wall!

Marga said...

I love it Claudia gives me the Christmas mood already.

Hugs Marga

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card!

Mags said...

Fabulous card, and the colours and papers are just beautiful!

It's so hard when the kids go to school - my daughter cried for a week (I felt like a monster making her go!) but then she made friends who she still sees 20 years later!

*hugs* - luv, Mags x

Carole said...

Sweet card Claudia :-)
Love the chalk writing on the bricks....very special.
Hugs
Carole x

Rufus said...

Hope that the boys have a better day tomorrow! The card is soooo pretty! And I love the wall on your house, I wouldn't wash it either! Glad that you got a great picture of it.
R/

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Beautiful colors on this magical card.

sparcstation said...

This is such a beautiful card. And I have to admit that I came over from the LOTV blog to find out what lovely papers these are. The stamp is the cutest, thanks for the inspiraton.

Karen said...

Beautiful card Claudia!
Isn't the 'back to school' thing hard??? My son is 11 next month which means he has just started "collège" here in France: Longer days, heavy books, longer journey, huge change to routine: We are ALL exhausted!
Hope your boys both settle well and quickly :)
hugs, Karen

Kim said...

Gorgeous christmascard! Love the sweet LOTV image.

Hugs Kim

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a beautiful and sweet card. I love all the details.
Hugs Jacqueline

Christina C. said...

Mensch, Ich habe deine suesse karte fast verpasst!!!! Awwwhhhhh, deine Wand ist so eine liebe Ehrung von den Kindern!

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Kristin said...

Such cute writing! :D
It may stay for a while, you know... ;) I did the same thing on the back of our garage when I was 7, and it's still there! Though, not as easily readable as it once was, but then again - I did it almost 25 years ago. :P

Debby said...

cute card!!great wall!