Winter Birds

onsdag 30 november 2011

Hello and welcome back to my blog!
Last day on the month of November and it has gone quickly, or is it just me who thinks this?
This time I have made one matchbox that definitely will be used in the future when all the Christmas lights will be lit, or perhaps I give it away.

I have used images from Crafty Individuals, and the frames were made with Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares.
For the sentiment  I also used one Spellbinder die from the Nested Lacey Pennants set. It it stamped in Iced Spruce Distress Ink. with a stamp from Reprint.

The checkered paper I have used is from Basic Greys Jovial Paper pad. The other stuff, as velvet ribbon, lace, flowers and string comes from my stash.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Hugs, Birgit.

Entered Challenges:
Stampin Royalty - Anything But A Card
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

tisdag 29 november 2011

Hello again!
Today´s card was created after I have I seen the photo and this week's theme "Winter Picnic" at The Shabby Tea Room. I used the sketch at Mojo Monday, but I´ve turned it a bit.

I have spent a lot of Glossy Accents, glittery Stickles and "painted" with Paper Pen so it was hard to take photos without it reflected.

There was some experimentation as I said, but it's fun to try and see what happens.
Today, it is not so much text, but some more pictures, do you want to know something special you are welcome to post a comment.

Thats all from me today. Thanks for stopping by!
Hiugs, Birgit.

Entered Challenges:
Phindy´s Place - A Sprinkling Of Snow
Dream Valley - Sparkle
Paper Sundaes - Winter Wonderland
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Let´s Get Crafty
Craft Your Passion - Tis The Season
Top Tip Tuesday - Silver, White, Cream/Kraft

Tree Noel

söndag 27 november 2011

Hello stamping friends! Sunday today, grey and windy here by me.
I feel like this year's "red thread" is green, because I have made several cards with trees or goes in green colors, I've found. And here comes another one, I like green.

I put several layers of clear embossing powder and a top layer with green sparkly. Then I used a tree stamp from Inkadinkado and pressed it into the embossed. I used a Nellie Snellen die to cut out the tree.

For the oval behind the tree I used a Spellbinders Beaded Oval and the sentiment from You Do were stamped in the new color Festive Berries on a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three.
The image layer was edhered to a piece of BasicGray´s Jovial Collection paper (I think they're great, rich vibrant colors). I painted the edges a bit with white acrylic paint and then stitched.

The reindeer I cut out from a different paper from the series and put on glossy accents as well as the stamped letters.

The pennants, I have taken from Echo Park Season's Greetings Collection, the lace, string and Diamond Stickles were taken from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day.

Entered Challenges:
The Sweet Stop - I Used The Sketch
The Ribbon Girl - Jingle all the way to Christmas
Our Creative Corner - Christmas Tree
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
Allsorts Challenge - Pennants
The Shabby Tea Room - Colors Of Nature
Sparkles Forum - Vintage Christmas


torsdag 24 november 2011

Hello again! Two blog posts on the same day, has it happened before?
It's been a while since I did anything for Less is More, I think it's so hard to do something good.
This week it´s about silouettes, and maybe this card can go to Crazy 4 Challenge too, Black, White and Wow.

I have used a Viva Dekor stamp for the silouett and one Inkadinkado for the sentiment.
But a Christmas card must have a little sparkle, I think (or much) so it became a bit on the sentiment and on the snowflakes.

Diamonds & Stars Spellbinders were used for the embossing.
Once again I wish you a wonderful rest of day!
Hugs, Birgit

Christmas Is The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Greetings to you all!
They have a new sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and I used it for a gift bag.
Yes it´s another Christmas project from me, you better get used to it dear reader.

I´ve made this with papers from Echo Park and one Inkodinkado stamp, embossed with Gold pouder.
The flowers are made of different ribbons except the one in the middle, it is from Petaloo.

Thats all from me today.
Wish you a wonderful Thursday!
Hugs, Birgit

Green And Grey Christmas

tisdag 22 november 2011

Hello all bloggers out there!
Time goes so fast now and I do not think I have time to make Christmas cards as fast as I would like. But here comes one in the colors green and gray, it was the challenge this week at Cute Card Thursday and I thought it was a fun color combination, that it probably could go to do something nice with. I used the sketch over at Stamp With Fun.

I started by stamping images from Reprint in green sparkle embossing pouder on BoBunny paper.
It was cut out with Spellbinders Label Ten dies and stitched to white and grey cardstock.
For the background layers I used one Authentique paper, gray and green glittery paper from my stash.

A doily sponged with Forest Moss Distress Ink. were placed behind the oval.
Petaloo flowers, Ribbon, Brads, Pearls, Leaves and one chipboard angel that I covered with Star Dust Stickles finished of this card.

I also play along in the following challenges:

Everybody Art Challenge - Christmas Card
Paper Sundaes - Beautiful Bows
Craft Your Days Away - Bingo (Pearls, Flowers, Ribbon)

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Birgit

Christmas Hug

lördag 19 november 2011

Hi there! Hope you are all enjoying the weekend.
For todays card I am using papers from Inkido, Bo Bunny and Websters Pages.

I just cut out images and layered on a Side Step Card.
For the Christmas tree I used one Nellie Snellen die.

Then I added  Stickles, little white Acrylic paint and some ribbons and lace.
I added a sentiment from Reprint, cut it out with Spellbinders and gave it some sparkle. 

As always thanks so much for stopping by,
Have a wonderful day!

Playing along in the folowing Challenges:
Anonyme Scrappere - Jul i Vintagestil
Vintage Udfordring - Lav Et Vintage Julekort
Phindy´s Place - Christmas Cards
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Stars In Your Eyes
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Two´s Company

Christmas Tag

torsdag 17 november 2011

Hello and thank you for stopping by my Cristmas Tag post.
The tag I am sharing is for this weeks Top Tip Challenge,
Creatalicious Challenges and Totally Gorjuss because it´s for Christmas with all its traditions, and it sure sparkles.

I have used one Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants and stamped it first with a You Do stamp in Worn Lipstick and sponged it little with Fired Brick.
Then I stamped it again and added clear embossing pouder and glitter that was heated in.
At the bottom,  I put on 3D snow and Star Dust Stickles all around.
Santa is cut out from one Crafty Individuals image.

That´s all I have to offer for today.
Hugs, Birgit

This little light I have...

onsdag 16 november 2011

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog!
Today, it is just a quick little post, I'll just show a candle that I have done and already managed to give away:-

I have used a Tina Wenke stamp, Copics, 3D snow, Flower, White/Pink Berries,Ribbons and Stickles.
Enter this candle in Everybody Art Challenge - Little Present

Thanks for looking and have a good week!
Hugs, Birgit

Tag Card With Winter/Christmas Theme

måndag 14 november 2011

Hello friends!
The weekends go so fast, it's Monday at once, I think.
This time I made a Tag Card, I found the description here.
I have used the colors Kraft/Brown, White/Cream and (in my case) blue. That's what they want to see in this week's challenge at Crafty Creations.

These beautiful birds can be found at The Graphics Fairy, I have printed them directly onto the fabric from the computer.

The letters have had a layer Glossy Accents.

Other materials I have used is one ribbon with pom pom balls, and above it a layer 3 D snow.
Felt star, Gems, Flowers added with Stickles, Pistils, Stamp, Twine and Lace.

Thats it for today I think.
Hope you all have had a great start of the week!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - Kraft Card Stock
Anonyme Scrappere - Jul i Vintage stil
Wags´n Whiskers - Christmas Themed

Big is Good

fredag 11 november 2011

Happy Friday blogging friends!
Sometimes you find things in your boxes that you almost have forgotten that you have. Myself, I found a packet of green flower soft for a few days ago, I picked it up and made this card.

The Christmas tree is a Nellie Snellen diecut that I wrapped with Tim Holtz tissue tape and then paintad with white acrylic paint. It also got some decorations in the form of small pompom balls and beads.
I wrote the sentiment on my computer.

The chipboard star were also wrapped with tape and then got a layer with crackle paint and glossy accents, and over that i spread a lot of glitter.
Not much more to say about it.

I show this package from the inside, covered whith glossy accents, stickles and glitter.

I wish you all a good weekend, whatever you have planned to do. Myself, I wish a nice weather so I can be out.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Delightful Challenges - Snowflakes
Everybody Art Challenge - Advent (Desired list time)
One Stop Craft Challenge - 3 Is A Magic Number (3 snowflakes)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - First Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Make It Sparkle

We Wish You All A Joyful Christmas!

onsdag 9 november 2011

Hello and welcome back to my blog!
I would like to show you this card in the main colors red, black and white.

For my card I used Reprint papers and punched the bottom edge and layered over a piece of white lace.
I punched out a circle with Spellbinders and painted it a bit with white acrylic paint, as well as round the image  which I cut out from the Inkido Forever Christmas Collection.
Under the image I placed beads.

A cut out from My Design was sponged with Forest Moss Distress Ink.
A sentiment from You Do was stamped and cut out, for the edges I used white crackle paint.

Under the Petaloo flower I glued lace, veil and red twine.
I also added red berries, green punched leaves and Spellbinders Fluorish Accents swirls.

Entered Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - First Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas Go
Paper Sundaes - Rectangle
Vintage Udfordring - Use Lace
Tuesday Throwdown - My Favourite Color Combo (at least today)

Not so much glitter on this card... but soon I will be back with more.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Birgit

A little sneak on the inside...