The Beauty Of Bling

tisdag 31 januari 2012

Good morning to all of you!
It is the last day of the January monthly challenge with Fluorishes Bring Back Beautiful.
And I felt to make a card with lot of bling, and just a sentiment.

It says:"I wish you many wonderful moments that will give you unforgettable memories."
I have used old papers that has been lying in the drawers for some time now.
The text from Inkido was stamped in Faded Jeans Distress Ink and clear embossed.

Just like the Sevilla Buckle die cut from Memorybox, I wanted it to be glossy.

I have used two Spellbinders for cutting the sentiment, Label six and Beaded Ovals.
All other supplies were found in my stash.
Hugs, Birgit

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Singing In The Sky...Inkido

söndag 29 januari 2012

Hi, dear bloggy friends!
I´m back to share my tag I have done with the new "Spring Time" papers from PaperCraftScandinavia.

To the actual tag, I used a piece of the paper "Rosebud", and painted on both Gesso and white acrylic paint. Before it really had dried, I stamped a few times with a butterfly from Inkido and wiped with a cloth so the stamp printing became a little blurry.

I stamped on the frame too, and then I mixed white and red acrylic paint covered the stamped.
Then I put another layer of Crackle Paint over it.
The image were cut out from another sheet "Vintage Postcard", I sanded the edges to make it look a little shabby.

On the side I sewed down one piece of an old tape measuse.
The sentiment I just cut out from the paper sheets, they have such nice names.
For the bottom, I gave pink lace and a leaf, little white paint.

Okey dokey...I think that´s the most of it.
And don´t forget to stop over at Inkido to see what amazing projects my teamies have made with the new papers!
Hugs, Birgit
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Love Conquers All...Inkido

fredag 27 januari 2012

Hi there!
Here are my first creation for Inkido, I am so happy to join their design team.
Since there is barely a month remaining until Valentine´s Day,
I thought about how difficult it can be too keep the love alive if you live or work in different cities / counties. Then I made this card.

In my package that I received, there was a totally wonderful lace thar I absolutely wanted to use immediately.

I have used three different stamps from Inkido, the Forever Santa and Tuva Bordeaux papers are of course from Papercraftscandinavia.
They also have cut sheets and this is where I have taken the images from different cities.
I made arrows on the computer.

I applied Glossy Accents over the France plate, and the stamped image were cut with one Nellie Snellen die. The edges got a little white acrylic paint.
I have also decorated with a flower, lace, yarn, beads, a pin and a corrugated cardboard heart.

I added a little distress Ink. and crackle paint to the heart edges.
On the inside I have used a fourth stamp.

Hope you will stop by the Inkido blog to see the wonderful projects made by my team mates.
I wish you all a nice day!
Hugs, Birgit


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You Are Amazing

onsdag 25 januari 2012

Hi there !
At last, winter has come here where I live, I've been waiting for the snow. Because I like to ski!
I want to share another card with you today, this is done to a young girl who likes horses.
I have used this weeks sketch over at Sketch Saturday.

I like the soft pastel colors here, and the paper I have used are from Pinkpaislee, Butterfly Garden collection.
The image with the horse I found on the web,and the beautiful flowers I cut out from a Sagenvintage design sheet.

The horse were first die cut with one Spellbinders Large Labels, then I layered it over another Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles die cut.
I stamped the sentiment with You Do stamps in Iced Spruce Distress Ink. and then Clear heat embossed it. I also used a part of a Fancy Tags die cut and a pair of beads.
I added a Prima Flower, Pin, Lace, Tulle and a Pearl Straw.

Thanks so much for visiting me today - have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

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For You

lördag 21 januari 2012

Hi, here's a quick post today, with a great idea.
I found this Lollipop Cover tutorial, and it looked so simple,
that I immediately wanted to make some by myself.

I do not have that Sweet Henry stamp, I took another small, which is also cute.
The hearts are made ​​of glass and I found them in a box that probably not been opened for fifteen years, now they came to use.

Stamp: Suzy´s Zoo
Paper: FabScraps
Color: Copics
Lace and Distress colored in Seam Binding from my stash.
I hope you have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

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Hockey Guy

torsdag 19 januari 2012

Good Thursday evening to you all!
I was asked to make a greeting card to a Hocky interested guy.
Oops, I thought, Hocky motives are not so common on stamps.
But when I searched online, I found this image which is actually a painting picture.

I painted him with Copics, then I put a layer of Glossy Accents over the puck.
I decided that the card would have a simpler design, guys do not like too much bling.
I die cut the image with Spellbinders and stitched it onto black cardstock.

The patterned papers I have used is Sweet Nothing from Kaisercraft.
And for this card I have used the great sketch over at Top Tip Tuesday.
The sentiment is made on my computer.

To find decorations that fit is not easy, but some old jeans buttons, a metal chain and a little natured hamp string fastened with staples, and my card was done.

As always, thanks for stopping by.
Have a great evening!
Hugs, Birgit


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So Sweet

tisdag 17 januari 2012

Hi, I´m back again, dear bloggy friends...
to share a new card I made in vintage style.
It's a fairly easy card to be done by me.

I started by cutting out an image from one PapercraftScandinavia sheets, Light a Candle Collection.
I layered it over a Forever Summer paper from the same manufacturer.
The tag is stamped with one Inkido stamp in Coffee Archival Ink, as well as the stamps inside which is from Vilda Stamps and Inkido (butterflies). The edges were distressed with Vintage Photo.

I added metal corners, lace, ribbon, twine and buttons, that´s about it, I think.
Oh by the way, I punched out a border with a Martha Stewart punch and to the inside I used a Spellbinders Beaded Oval. Now I´m finished.
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

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Up In The Blue

söndag 15 januari 2012

Hello friends!
I got an order for a card and it would be balloons on it. Now I hope that these two cuties from Penny Black will do.

The papers from CREA Motions, I think are old, I bought them on sale at Hobbyhärvan, thats my local scrapshop the other day. I think they are cute.

I die cut the image that was colored with Copics, with Spellbinders Label Eight.
I stamped a congratulations sentiment from Inkido. And cut the butterflies out of the paper.

I have also used Paper Pen, Star dust and Diamond Stickles, Metal corner, Brad, some Lace and Flowers from my stash.

There is not much more to say about this.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you all have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

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"Spring Time" From Papercraftscandinavia

lördag 14 januari 2012

Now we can show the new beautiful papers from Papercraftscandinavia.
"Spring Time"
Here's a taste. Next week these are in the stores.
They wholesale all over the world.

springtime bg

 Do you want to look closer at the beautiful sheets I suggest a trip to Papercraftscandinavia.
And as if this were not enough, there are these beautiful papers also in the 6x6 mini edition.

springtime bg 6x6

Pleace wisit the webbshop:
and for inspiration: Inkido.
Hugs, Birgit

Peace Wall Hanging

torsdag 12 januari 2012

Hi there... I made ​​a new thing to hang on the wall.

I first created the heart by simply wrinkle up some newspaper and glue it onto a paper sheet.
Then I cut it out using Spellbinders Classic Hearts/Classic Scalloped Hearts.
I painted the paper with a little white acrylic paint, crackle paint and Festive Berries Distress Ink.

My letters were stamped and cut out, then I sewed them to the Black Soot Inked lace.
Behind the lace I placed a die cut who lay on my desk, cut it only in two parts.

I wrapped the gray and red twine around the heart and glued a key.
The wings are made of my new chipboard that I first glued paper from Fabscraps on.
I painted with distress ink. and acrylic paint here too, but it appears not so good after I put a layer of Crackle accents over.

Above the wings I added little pieces of cake-paper.
And finally, I pinched down a hinge clip, and in the eyelets I wrapped little red metal wire and tied some lace.
Hope you have a great week.
Hugs, Birgit

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