To A Very Special Person

fredag 28 april 2017

Hi everyone!
I´m back today with a card for The Paper Players and their sketch challenge (before the time runs out) to share.
I used an old La Blanche stamp on watercolor paper and Distress inks to create the image. I added Glossy Accents and Diamond Stickles to give more texture. And talking about texture, there is more in the background. I used an old favorite technique, colored in (in this case green) embossing paste and a stencil with hearts from Nellie's Choice.
The sentiment from SvenskaTextstämplar was stamped on black CS and then white heat embossed.
Okay, that´s all for today. I wish you all a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Time Out - Flowers with the optional twist of kissing

Oh Happy Day

torsdag 27 april 2017

Hi friends!
I have made another card where I used the cute pigs from My Favorite Things "Sow Much Cutiness" stamp set, they are absolutely wonderful. And it´s a really spring inspired card.
 For the background, I used an old favorite technique, colored in (in this case green) embossing paste and a stencil with hearts from Nellie's Choice. I stamped the sentiment on black CS and white heat embossed it , then I cut it out with a Joy Crafts Labels&Tags die. Next I die-cut the grass from a left over piece of paper and the Lawn Fawn "Scripty For You" words out of green CS and black foam for dimension. I finished of by adding a few sequins and some Glossy Accents.
So that´s it. Thank you very much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Deep Ocean - Spring
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Allsorts - I spy with my little eye something beginning with `B´ (butterfly, blossoms)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - The Letter B (butterfly, blossoms)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Sorry I Was So Pig-Headed

måndag 24 april 2017

Hello everyone!
I'm waiting for spring to speed up, it's cold and windy here with me and has been so for a long time now. Instead of being outside, I have created a card for Less is More - Stripe challenge.
I used the Sow Much Cutiness stamp set from My Favourite Things and the Dots&Stripes Borders stencil from Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi. The clouds was also die-cut with MFT dies. For the background and stripes I used Distress inks and the pig is colored with Copic pens. I also added Glossy Accents to some details.
That´s it for me, thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
CAS on Sunday - Use a Stencil
Brown Sugar - Use a Die Cut
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

From All Of Us

fredag 21 april 2017

Hello there crafters!
Today I have a card for Tuesday Throwdown and their Photo Inspiration challenge...and some other challenges too.
I raised my flower box and found so many beautiful blue flowers there, so I made a whole basket full of them. First I created the background using Memory Box "Texture Reindrops" stencil and some blue ink splatters. I used some dies, first the basket which is from Impression Obsession, the Slender Leaves die from Memory Box and Craft Emotions Bows Rope die. The sentiment is a part from Stamping Bella´s Tiny Townie Birthday Party stamp set.
That´s all for today! Hope you like my card.
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Showers and/or Flowers
As You Like It - Favourite Colour and Why (blue is a true favorite, although I usually say that I like all colors)
Aud Sentiments - Use a Stamp For Your Sentiment

Wishing You A White And Beautiful Christmas Time

måndag 17 april 2017

Happy Easter Monday!
I hope you´re still enjoying a lovely Easter weekend with good food and good company along with loved ones! I myself have a Christmas card to show today, inspired by Natasha Kara over at Muse:ChristmasVisions. 
Inspired by her card I searched in my stash and found this "Milton With Sledge" stamp from Wild Rose Studio and the "Decorative Lamp" stamp from Kaiserkraft. I used watercolor paper and a combination of Copic pens and watercolors to color up the image. I added 3D snow, Glossy Accents and some gold/silver glitter. I finished the panel of with the sentiment from Svenska Textstämplar. I made a frame in which the image then were attached into.
That´s all for today! As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Winter Wonderland - Cute Christmas

Welcome Baby

torsdag 13 april 2017

Hello there crafters!
I´ve popped in for a super quick post just to share a Welcome Baby card created with a digi image from Nicecrane Designs. I've just been waiting for an opportunity to use this wonderful image that I´ve had in my computer for a while:) I have been blessed with a new grandson!
 I added a Reprint stamp and a "Baby Script" die-cut from Memory Box. I also created a stamped inside using Tim Holtz "Baby" stamps colored with Copic pens.
 "A beloved little person came to Earth tonight
Gives life a new meaning and the world a new treasure"
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Easter weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper- Crafty - Anything Goes

Have A Magical Day

måndag 10 april 2017

Hi crafty friends!
Today I´m sharing a card that can be used for easter but which could also be used for a birthday, for example. It also has a slightly masculine style, I think.
The bunny is die-cut with Tim Holtz Mini Bunny & Bow Set out of black Coredinationspaper and then sanded. I used the "Watches background" stamp from The Artistic Stamper for the background and the sentiment is a part of  the Penny Black "Magical Day"stamp set and was heat embossed in copper. I die-cut the bow out of craft cardstock with CraftEmotions Bows Rope & Raffia die set.
Okay, I think that´s about all. Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - B for Bunnies
Deep Ocean - Easter
As You Like It - Favourite Card Base Shape (I prefer rectangular cards almost always, it´s elegant)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes

Happy Birthay

fredag 7 april 2017

Hi there!
Today I´m sharing a Birthday card with the "Happy Hart" stamp from Spellbinders which I chose to paint with water colors that might give autumn vibes (the photo became a bit dark too), I guess I'll try it again with a different color scheme.
The birthday word is created with Tim Holtz "Celebrate" die set, to finish of I added Glossy Accents and a few sequins.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Use a Birthday Sentiment or the #7
Simon Wednesday - Happy Birthday
Try It On Tuesday - Botanical
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Add a Sentiment

Easter Greetings

tisdag 4 april 2017

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!
I have one last Easter card to share with you today, before it's time to send them off with the mail. I played with a bunch of sweet stamps from an old Panduro stamp set and colored up with Copics.
Love all the bright spring cheerful colors on it! I had some leftover papers that I used for one corner. I popped up the sentiment on foam tape and added some Glossy Accents and gold Stickles. I finished of with a few rhinestones.
That´s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Stamped Image and Stamped Sentiment
Penny Black and More - All things Spring
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Wishing You A Eggstra Happy Easter

söndag 2 april 2017

Hi everyone!
I´m just dropping in to share a project I created for Stampin Royalty´s Picture Inspiration challenge since I had some old designer paper left on my table after my last card.
BUT...I made the backgroundpaper myself using a small stamp on craft cardstock and white heat embossing it. For the tag behind the image I used a PION design paper and perhaps the image also from there. The sentiment stamps is from Svenskatextstämplar and Panduro. I also colored the eggs with Copics.
Okay that´s all for me. Whishing all of you a happy Sunday!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Happy Easter
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Anything Spring
Come And Get It - Easter
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

A Happy Easter

torsdag 30 mars 2017

Hi everyone!
Welcome! Today I´ve created a card for Easter where I used some older PION design and Graphic 45 designer papers. I really like these fresh colors!
The sentiment was created with a Rox Stamps die.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes/Springtime
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Come And Get It - Spring Time
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes

With One Simple ...

måndag 27 mars 2017

Hello there!
Today I´m join in the Use A Frame challenge over at Less is More and I'm going to link up to a few other challenges as well.
I used  a stamp from Reprint and colored it up a little with Copics. For the round frame I used one of the Spellbinders Nestabilities Gold Majesty Circles dies, then I cut it down to a square and backed the image with a dotted piece of paper.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Guest Designer For Inkspirational Challenges

lördag 25 mars 2017

Hi crafty friends!
I´m very happy to share that I´ve been invited as guest designer by Marina for Inkspirational Challenges to join the talanted design team, I´m truly honored to be invited! 
This time it´s Photo Inkspiration challenge...


...here´s what I came up with
A card to which I found inspiration from both colors and motifs in that photo. First, I masked and sponged a panel with Distress ink, then I used the "Watches background" stamp from The Artistic Stamper and stamped with a part of it in the panel too. I added some tiny black splatters by using an old stamp after taking of the mask. The bunny it created by adding silver tape on cardstock and die-cut out with Tim Holtz Mini Bunny & Bow Set, then run through a texture fades embossing folder, then I added black acrylic paint and sanded a bit after drying. For the hearts I used the "soft caress" die from Penny Black who also got both color and stamping. The sentiment is a part of  the Penny Black "Magical Day"stamp set and was heat embossed in copper.
Okay, I think that's enough about this card.
The design team over at Inkspirational have a lot more projects where you can get even more inspiration, take a look HERE.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes/Make it Vintage
Aud Sentiment - Any Sentiment Except for Birthday
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Use More Than One Die or Punch

For A Very Special Person

onsdag 22 mars 2017

Hello there!
I just got in my hand some for me, new products, and of course I want to try them immediately. For this card I used an embossing folder from the Docraft/Xcut  - "Dress" that both die-cut and emboss at the same time, so fun!
I Copic colored the butterflies and shaded the dress a little. I found a vintage image in my stash and used it together with the sentiment stamp from Svenskatextstämplar. I added the panel with foam adhesive and finished of with Star Dust Stickles and a few pearls.
That´s all for me...wishing all of you a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Add Dimension
Alphabet Challenge - A for Anything With Wings
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Simon Monday - Layer It Up

It's Your Day Today

måndag 20 mars 2017

Hi there!
I´m back with a card that I´ve created for Less is More and their washi tape challenge.
I don´t use washi tape so very often and I don´t own so many either. However, I have still managed to do this with help of  washi tape and one of Tims "Bird Crazy" dies. I adhered the bird with foam tape over the background that I created using Distress inks and a stencil also from Tim Holtz. The sentiment stamp is from Gummiapan.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Come And Get It - Anything Goes

Wishing All The Best!

lördag 18 mars 2017

Happy Saturday!
Today I have a card created for CAS Colours&Sketches where Patricia has drawn up a sketch for us to follow.
I used this art stamp from Carabelle Studio "Collage Chevron" and the sentiment stamp is from Gummiapan. I also used a couple of dies, one of the Craft Emotions "Bows rope & raffia" dies and Lawn Fawn Large Cross-Stitched Circle Stackables dies. Coloring, Copic pens and Distress inks.
That´s all for today. As always thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you all have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking upp with the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - A for Anything with Wings
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes

Special Friends Mean So Much

onsdag 15 mars 2017

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!
I am so happy to have you here with me! This is my post for today where I have used Penny Black´s "Mimi´s Love" stamp set and some different dies.
She is colored with Copics and some parts is highlighted with Glossy Accents. Next, I started die-cutting the background with the MFT Blueprint 23 die set and sponged the pieces with Distress inks. Then I stamped around the edges with an old Pinkpaislee "Butterfly Garden" stamp. I created a frame with MFT "Inside/out Stitch Oval" dies and popped it, and Mimi with foam tape. I also adhered die-cutted Memory Box "Small Flock of Doves" and Penny Black "Soft Caress" hearts.
That´s all for today! As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Ladies and Girls
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Lots of Layers

Birthday Card

måndag 13 mars 2017

Hello everyone!
I´ve popped in for a super quick post just to share a card created for the color challenge, green and white over at The Paper Players. I´m also linking up with a few other challenges too.
I used a sentiment stamp from Svenskatextstämplar "Wishing you a day with nice gifts, beautiful flowers, sweet birthday cake and warm congratulations!" All the leaves are made with Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 "Lovely Leaves" stencil and a couple of Distress inks. The butterfly is from a napkin, adhered to cardstock and cut out by hand.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with:
Simply Create Too - Lots of Green
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Green

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

onsdag 8 mars 2017

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!
Today's card is for Muse: ChristmasVisions where Cornelia Wenokor is our muse, and I´m linking up with some other challenges too.
I decided to use this little Santa from Vildastamps which I think is so adorable. I did a simple Copic coloring and added Glossy Accents to the hood. Then I proceeded with the lover part where I used a Prima Marketing stencil and Distress inks to create the wall, at the top I added some snow glitter. I tied a Tim Holtz Metal Word Band with natural twine, where I first rubbed in black acrylic paint so the text shows a little better.
That´s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes/Vintage
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/ CAS

Hello My Friend

måndag 6 mars 2017

Hello there crafters!
Here with me spring has got a real kickback. Yesterday it snowed all day and today the wind blows very cold...brrrh! For today´s card I used a Lavinia stamp, clear heat embossed it and created the background using some Distress inks.
I cut the "hello" out with a Mama Elephant die, and then stamped a part of a text from MFT Beary Special Birthday stamp set on black cardstock and white heat embossed it. I finished of with a few sequins.
That´s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Time Out - Love and/or Friendship
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes
Stampin Royalty - Favourite Technique (heat embossing)

Happy Birthday!

fredag 3 mars 2017

Hello everyone and happy Friday!
 I suddenly felt that it was very long ago, I made a vintage inspired card. I have lots of old stuff in my stash so it was no problem to create this card.
I started with the patterned paper Vintage Garden - Peony from PION design and combined it with an image that color matched. The butterfly is punched out with a Martha Stewart punch, and the sentiment is actually a ribbon that I adhered on to cardstock so that it could more easily be formed. Love these cute little flowers:)
That´s all for today. Wish you all a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - Use any Image
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

With Love

onsdag 1 mars 2017

Hello there crafters!
Yes, I know that Valentines Day has passed and that it´s time to start creating cards for Easter, but I had not really put those stamps aside yet so it became one more "Love" card. I used the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch as inspiration.
I started by stamping and coloring up the Bildmålarna "Little Winged Friends" image with Copics and cut it out by hand. I also added some Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles to the wings. For the background, I used green Distress inks, a dotted stencil from ScrapBerry´s and then die-cut the oval out with Spellbinders Labels Ten. Next, I run it thru the "Garden Delight" embossing folder from Spellbinders to create the pattern and stamped the sentiment. I think that´s about all.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Things With Wings
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie - Simply Love

On Christening Day

måndag 27 februari 2017

Hi everyone!
 Today there will be a super quick post here on my blog, I just want to show you a digi image that I colored with my Copics, together with a sentiment stamp from Gummiapan.
I masked the rabbit and sponged the background with Distress Inks. Then I just added some Glossy Accents, dry Glitter and a few sequins.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday - Critters
Tuesday Throwdown - Favourite Embellishment (sequins)
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Animals + A Sentiment
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

You´re One In A Buzz-Illion

torsdag 23 februari 2017

Hello there!
The sun is shining outside my window right now and I have to admit that the sun gives me hope for the coming spring, the best of seasons, if you ask me:)
I have used the "Fly-By Friends" stamp set and the coordinating dies from My Favourite Things to create this spring inspired card.

I colored all the images and the background with Distress inks, added StarDust/Diamond Stickles and Glossy Accents to some parts and details. The grass was cut with a Lawn Fawn die, and all parts was adhered with foam tape for dimension.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - It´s Almost Spring
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes

Being Young Has No Age Limit

måndag 20 februari 2017

Hi there!
Just poppin´ in today with a card created with the "Beautiful Day" stamp set by Altenew.
 First I stamped all the flowers using masking technique with my MISTI and colored them with Copics in pink and soft puple colors.
I white heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with a few sequins and rhinestones for some sparkle.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - No Patterned Paper
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Fantastic Florals
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Copic Marker Sverige - Blommor, gärna på motivet

With Lowe

torsdag 16 februari 2017

Hello there crafters!
I didn´t have time to show you this card on the blog here before Valentine's Day, therefore, I show it for you now instead.
For this card I used two embossing folders, to the background, one of the We R memory keepers "Gemstone" folders. I hope you see the texture on the lower photo. The heart is made with one of the folders from "Sizzix Scallop Heart Doily Set" that I first dyed in with Momento Love Letter ink before I run it thru my embossing machine. I then cut the heart out by hand and adhered it with foam tape. The Whimsy Stamps "Film Strip" sentiment was framed with a little doodling and added with heart brads. I finished of by tying a ribbon around the card.
That´s all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - I used the Sketch
Cupcake Inspirations - Color insp. carmine/white/black
Tuesday Throwdown - Say it with Words
Deep Ocean - Hearts
Allsorts Challenge - Hearts and/or Flowers
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes

No One Can Be Down With A Balloon

onsdag 15 februari 2017

Hello there friends!
I hope you all had a happy Valentine´s Day!
I´m back after a short break and I´ve created a birthday card to a man's 55 birthday.
I started by cutting the ballon out, that is not really a balloon but a Dixi Craft Christmas decoration die, out of a piece of white paper. Next, I used one old paper with hats from Fancypantsdesigns "Swagger" paper pad and cut the numbers out of it with Mama Elephants dies. I sponged the edges with Distress ink and  added a couple of cut out letters under the hats. I backed the balloon with black cardstock and adhered the balloon and the frame with foam tape for dimension. Then I stamped the Gummiapan sentiment in "Coffee" Archival ink and finished of by adding the black twine under the balloon.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Stampin Royalty - Dies
Simon Monday - Use Your Favourite Tool (my die-cutting machine)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

With Love

torsdag 9 februari 2017

Hello there crafters!
Valentine´s are abounding in card land and I have another one with a little different folding using old Graphic 45 papers.
Inside, there will be both words of love and a few winning tickets (at least I hope it will be so). The Whimsy Stamps Film Strip sentiment was cut with a Teramo Labels die from Memory Box.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Through The Purple Haze - Valentine/Love
Aud Sentiment - Valentine or Love Sentiment
The Paper Players - Will You Be My Valentine
Frilly and Funkie - Be My Valentine

Sending You Love

tisdag 7 februari 2017

Hello there!
Today I want to share a very clean and simple card created for Less is More, which by the way are celebrating birthday number 6, with a color wheele challenge.
I used the colors purple, pink, and red from the wheel. The background is made with Spun Sugar Distress ink and the "On the Diagonal" stencil from My Favourite Things.
I cut out the hearts with Penny Black´s "Soft Caress" die, then added red inks and Glossy Accents. The small stamped sentiment in black is from the MFT "Fly-By Friends" stamp set, and the big one in purple and pink is from an old Autumn Leaves stamp set "Love With A Fluorish". I couldn´t resist adding some Glosy Accents there too.
Okay that´s all for me. Whishing all of you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Paper Creators Craft - Love is in the Air
Craft For The Craic - Something With Two On It
Simon Wednesday - The Color of Love
 
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