This is my style

tisdag 31 maj 2011

Show us your style. That´s the theme of the newest challenge over at Sukkersött.
And this is my style! It´s Vintage/Shabby Chic but I think it's fun to try everything else as well.
As you may have seen, becomes not everything super - LOL!

Anyway, for this card I have used papers from PION design - Minnenas Atelje, they are so lovely.
I stamped a sentiment with stamps from You Do, and a bird from Crafty Secrets stamp set.

I used Forest Moss Distress Ink and heated in Clear embossing pouder.
All the edges are roughed up with scissors.
Around the card I sewed an old lace.

The front panel it layered over a doily, and in the corners there is plates made of seashells.
I used Floral Embelishments by Pateloo, I like the blue / green color of these flowers.
I combined the flowers with little white tulle.

I made a stick pin with a few beads and metal.

Well, I think that´s it, but I want to show you the inside too...

Entered Challenges:
Wags´n Whiskers - Stitches
Dream Valley Challenges - Stamp Something
Paper Sundaes - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Something Metal

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I think it´s going to be a warm summerday here in Sweden today.
Hope you have nice weather too!
Hugs, Birgit

You are Special

söndag 29 maj 2011

Hello dears...
This is a card for Less is More and Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.
The image is a Robyns Fetish digital stamp.
I colored the bird with Copics and the sentiment is created with stamps from You Do.

I also used Nestabilities Label Eight, gems and green ribbon.

Big Hugs my friends.

Blue Bird Singing...

fredag 27 maj 2011

Hello and welcome to my blog again!
It's great that you want to stop by and see what I´ve been up to.
Today I made a card in pale, pretty pastels.
And I have used the sketch over at Stampin Royalty.

I started with the free digital stamp I found at Beary Wishes,
 I saw it and I think it´s so cute!
Then I colored with Copics and cut it out and placed  it on white cardstock.
In one corner i have placed a frame made by a Nellie Snellen die.

I used a paper from Panduro by Vibeke Spigseth - Happiness,Pinky Birds and applied red/rose distress Ink on the edges.
I wrinkled blue seam binding and stuck together with white tulle and blue ribbons.
I punched out leaves and used a flower from Reprint and a silver metal sharm.

The sentiment was stamped on a ribbon and topped with two gems.

In the copner I twisted together some "shaggy" thread to make it look like bird nests with eggs.
Thats about it I think.

I enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Gett Well Theme
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Pale, Pretty Pastels
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Things With Wings

Have a really nice day!
Hugs, Birgit

Dare to Dream

onsdag 25 maj 2011

back with a card I have worked with for a couple of days.
Sometimes it just does not come together that naturally.
But I am quite pleased with it at last.

For my card I used two digital stamps, the Bookworm from Robyns Fetish and the ticket from Hobby Paleis.
I used Copics to color the image and Distress Inks to the edges.

I also used little Platinum and Diamont Stickles,
and Glossy Accent on the glasses and the ticket.

Papers: Prima Marketing, Pastiche Collection
Dies: Nestabilities Label Seven
Flowers: Wild Orchid Craft, Kort & Godt
Ribbon, Lace, brad etc. are from my stash
The inside...

Entered Challenges:
Vilda Stamps - I used the Sketch
Top Tip Tuesday - Use 2 or more stamps
Craft Your Passion - Let It All Hang Out
Wild Orchid Challenges - Embossed Layers (3 + flowers)

Hope you have a good day!
Hugs, Birgit



måndag 23 maj 2011

Hello, welcome to my blog!
It´s time once again for a another Less is More challenge.
They want us to show butterflies. Here is my project:

It has no text or sentiment this time.
The butterfly  is a Pinkpaislee stamp and I colored  it with Copics.

I hope you can see the scored lines.

The French lily is a laser cut from Panduro I have glued onto the card.
I also cut out a butterfly from an old transparent paper.

That´s about it. It is not just the cards that are Clean and Simple, that is the text, too. lol
Wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs, Birgit

Birthdays in Pink

söndag 22 maj 2011

This week just whizzed by at the speed of light. And I have not been home for a few days.
But now it's time to show my latest card for you.

For the flower stamp from La Blanche, colored with Copics, I used Perfect pearl over the whole image.
Then I put a layer of Glossy Accents on the petals and a little Platinum Stickles in the middle.

The fram is made by a Nestabilities Fleur De Lis Squares.

The sweet paper is Forever Pink Music from Inkido.
I heat embossed the sentiment which is a Vilda Stamp with the "Cherry" pouder.

Three little roses with Star Dust Stickles,
 and there is more of that all over the card.

I used  a bit of my sparkly lace from my old blouse if you remember that.
Next I took white corrugated cardboard, pearls and pink ribbons from my stash and decorated with it.
Here is a shot how I have decorated the inside.

Entered Challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - White + One
Crafty Creations - May Flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle and Shine
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Birthdays in Pink

As always thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Love warms every nest

torsdag 19 maj 2011

Hello my friends!
I hope you had a good week so far. I am back home again and the first thing I did was this tag, late last night.
I used the stamps from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Collection.
After heat embossing with Black enamel I also used Clear embossing pouder to get this look.
But first I ink distressed my tag with Peeled paint, Forest moss and Tea dye.
The background text is a You Do stamp.

I had a little feather which I put on my tag and little leftover lace and buttons.
Then I've just used a ordinary safety pin and a charm.
I´ve colored in seam binding with distress inks.

I´m entering the challenge at Totally Gorjuss - Not Square
and Cupcake Craft Challenge - In The Garden
Pear Tree Designs - Stamped Images
Kreativen Stempelfreunde - My Favourite Colors
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Anything Goes

Take Care, Birgit.

One Layer Card - Embossing

måndag 16 maj 2011

Today I would like to share a card I have made for Less is More.

I have used a Bird stamp from Crafty Secrets and stamped several times with different colors of Distress Inks. (Old Paper, Tattered Rose, Tea Dye)
But first i embossed a frame with a Nestabilities Big Scalloped Squares LG.

The black bird has been stamped with Black Soot and then embossed with clear embossing pouder, as well as the sentiment which are a stamp from StampingScrapping.
The background of the sentiment has been distressed with the same colours.
I will not be on the blog for the next few days because I will be away from home.
I wish you all a most wonderful week!
Hugs, Birgit
Free Smiley Courtesy of

Here Comes Summer

söndag 15 maj 2011

Hello, hope you have had a fantastic weekend!
I've been a little busy and therefore I have not had time to write this post until now.
The nice weather we've had in the past week have inspired me to make this card.
And I have used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday.

I found this adorable elephant which is a freebie for a week agoe
and now I do not remember where I found it.
But the sentiment comes from Sentiments 4 you, thank you Lynne!

It looks so happy, my dirty elephant when it may cool off a bit with water in the sun.
Even the bee looks like it's hot outside.

Supplies: Paper - Pysselgumman, Romanza.
Nestabilities - Label Three and Standard Circles Large.
Blue Lace, Gold thread, Stickles - Diamond,
Flowers and Snowflakes punched out with two different punches,
Roses from Wild Orchid Craft, some blue Pearls and little Glossy Accents.

Entered Challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Under the Weather
Top Tip Tuesday - Flower Frenzy

Thank´s for swinging by today and enjoy the week!
Hugs, Birgit

You Favourite!

onsdag 11 maj 2011

Good Morning everyone! The weather is kind here in my little corner of the world, how is yours?
Here is another card I created yesterday.
This time, I have tried me on CR 84 FN27 color challenge - Bright Pink,Gray and Cream. Here is my take on that challenge.

I had some gorgeous papers from Maja Design and they where perfect for my challenge card.
I stamped the note image from You Do with Old Paper Distress Ink, and the bird image are from Crafty Secrets.
It was cut and embossed with Nestabilities Beaded Ovals and the edges were sponged with Distress Ink. black soot.

The sentiment stamps is a You Do product.
I found some bright pink satin ribbon in my scrap box which was perfect here.

I have also used a metal flower from Kort & Godt, and in the middle I have glued a pink rose.
Soft creamy beads finish of the card.

I´d also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Fancy A Punch (or Die Cut)
A Spoonfull of Sugar - I used the sketch
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Use at least three different stamps

Thanks for dropping by! Hope you have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit