Sending You Hug & Smile

torsdag 20 september 2018

Hello there crafters!
Now I have really stepped out of my comfort zone, brown is not something that I usually use in my cardmaking. But, when I saw the brown and green color challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations I thought...I'd give it a chance. Here is what came out:
I stamped the flower from My Favourite Things Fly-By-Friends set, colored it with Copic Pens and then cut out with the belonging die. I used a designer paper and Tonic Studios Budding Vine die to create the background. I sponged some green ink over the leaves too. The sentiment that is white heat embossed is from the same MFT Fly-By-Friends set, the Hug word is a die from Gummiapan. I added a butterfly which I originally found on a napkin and which I have saved. I then added some Glossy Accents to finish of with.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Sparkles Monthly - Dies or Punches
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
ThroughThe Craft Room - Anything Goes


måndag 17 september 2018

...small creatures living in your closet and sew your clothes in a little more each night.
Hello there crafters!
Today's card has a humorous twist in addition to a different folding, and it is meant to be a birthday card.
I just love the `Les rats des villes´ stamp set from Katzelkraft, they have such wonderful facial expressions! Here I colored one of them up with my Copics and cut it out by hand before I adhered the mouse with foam tape for dimension. I also used STAMPlorations `Party Mates´ stamp set to the bakery, a CraftEmotions die for the bow, a Gummiapan die for the Congratulations on the left side and the text stamp is from K-designs. To create a background I added some blue  splatters on watercolor paper and let dry. The sentiment to the right is from Reprint. I finished my card by adding a ribbon and some Glossy Accents.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Pop It Up
Daisy Chain - Birthday
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - All Creatures Great and Small
Allsorts Challenge - Create a Scene

With The Wish Of A Merry Christmas

torsdag 13 september 2018

Hello there crafters!
Today´s card is inspired by our muse Kimberly over at Muse:ChristmasVisions. I´ve had a piece of designer paper in my stash and just waited for the right time to use it ... and now it has happened. These trees make me so happy:)

I´ve paired it with a Scrapfabriken sentiment that I heat embossed in silver. The heart were die cut, sponged with red Distress inks and then covered with Glossy Accents. After drying I added a drop Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops, I popped the heart up with foam tape. I also added Glossy Accents on the tree decorations, even if it is not visible on the photo.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs  - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes


måndag 10 september 2018

Happy Monday crafty friends!
I´m dropping in to share a project I created with the gorgeous Painted Flowers stamp set from Altenew. I found inspiration from a couple of photo inspiration challenges listed below.

I stamped and die cut all the flowers using Distress inks and the coordinated dies. Then I arranged them over the fence, cut with Tim Holtz Alterations On the Fence die. I popped up the elements using Foam tape and I also die cut the Rox Stamps sentiment out of foam for dimension. I finished my card with a few Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal Drops.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Just Add Ink - Inspiration

The Paper Girls - Insp. Photo

CAS on Friday - Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Stamp On It
Little Red Wagon - Back To Basics

Good Luck

torsdag 6 september 2018

Hello there crafters!
Today's card is made of old cut-out 3 D images ... and some stencils, I got my eyes on the old 3 D images in my stash and got such a desire to just cut, cut, cut!
I hope you can see all the layers here:) I also used two stenciles from Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi - 3 Fluorishes and Dots & Stripes Borders. The leaves was cut out with Memory Box Marvelous Maple Leaves dies, I then sponged the edges with Distress inks and adhered them with foam tape for dimension. The Gummiapan sentiment is stamped in Victorian Velvet Distress ink and then clear heat embossed. I finished of by adding a few Rosewater Nuvo Jewel Drops and black pearls.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - L for Leaves
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Papercraft Business - Anything Goes

Recycled Box

måndag 3 september 2018

Hello there!
I am popping in with a slightly different project today to share. In addition to create cards, I like to reuse boxes, to give them a second life as a beautiful gift for birthdays or other occasions gives me great satisfaction. 
I used the Altenew Magnolias For Her stamp set and colored the flowers up with Distress Markers before I cut them out by hand. I arranged them and mount with foam tape for dimension. I also added some Glossy Accents to resemble dew. For the rest, I have used old papers and ribbon etc. from my stash.
I am playing along with: As You Like It - Favourite non-card project, The Sisterhood of Crafters - Bloomin´Flowers, Creates and Makes - Anything Goes, Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes and 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Checklist For Christmas

torsdag 30 augusti 2018

Hi everyone!
Finally I got a chance to get crafty, it´s a busy time right now. I´ve created a new Christmas card for Muse:ChristmasVisions, Lindsey is our muse with this card...

...and this is my take:
I hope you like it. For my card I used:
CraftEmotions Mask Stencil - Wood
Vilda Stamps - Santa stamp
K-Designs - Checklist stamp
Marianne Designs Collectables - HoHoHo stamp and die
Little B - Tags die
Distress inks (for the background)
Copic pens (for the Santa)
Glossy Accents (on the hood)
Gold embossing pouder
Ribbon and Foam tape
As always thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes