Coffee Or Tea?

tisdag 28 februari 2012

Hello, and welcome to my blog!
I have a card to share with you all today. And it is made with FabScraps great colorful paper Organic Herbs, I adore the colors.
I tried to build an image scene by using paper piecing and stamping.

I used stamps from Marianne Design Eline´s Winter Huis set. Over the tea/coffee cup I painted with a bit of white acrylic paint.

I also wanted to enhance the effect of the white flower that was on the paper so it had a layer of Star Dust Stickles and Glossy Accents.

For the book I used Spellbinders Label Seven on a piece of junk paper that I first glued a piece of Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap Paper Roll and also painted with a bit of gesso.

The letters I cut out from one Prima Marketing paper Printery Collection and painted with more acrylic paint.
I used some lace, chain, metal wire, gems and a lovely charm from Rox Stamps.

The sentiment were cut with one Fancy Tags die and stamped with a Reprint stamp. Around the card edges I sewed a double seam.
That´s it for my little project today.
Thanks for stopping by - hope you all have a great week!

Entered Challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Stitches
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Paper Piecing
Craft Your Days Away - Paper Piecing
Delightful Challenges - Use Pattern Papers

Book Card

söndag 26 februari 2012

In this sweet summertime ...
Hello, and welcome back to my blog!
I´m still excited over the new PaperCraftScandinavia  paper collections, but here I have used Spring Time papers to do something I never tried before.
This is my first attempt to do a book card, I've seen them here and there on different blogs and I wanted to give it a try.
Here are the results, there are several good tutorials on the web about how to do, if you also want to try this technique.

I'm sorry that some photos are a bit blurry.

Here you can see the book pages.

First I stamped and colored the butterfly, then I punched it out and layered on top.

In the book, one can have anything but I chose to add a few packets of seeds considering that the spring is coming.

Okay, so that´s my post for today. You can find all the material I have used at PaperCraftScandinavia.

Thanks for stopping by, I wish you all a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crafty Creations - Fancy Folds
Stampin For The Weekend - Bingo (Ribbon, Lace, Die Cuts)
Allsort Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

What Everybody Knows

fredag 24 februari 2012

Hi, this is of course universal knowledge.
"Everybody knows that the calories you eat on your birthday does not count."

I just love this Tina Wenke cupcake stamp! It looks so yummy. I tryed to go for the challenge this week at The Shaby Tea Room - High Tea, but I can not help it, you can not have pink strawberries so they had to be red anyway, hope it´s OK.

The sentiment are from Rox Stamps and the edges were die cut with Spellbinders Classic Bracket.
I colored the image with Copics, then I added Paper Pen dots, Platinum and Diamond Stickles.

Papers: Panduro and Maja Design
As you can see I also added gold twine and a doilie.
That was it, I think.
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Paper Sunsaes - Birthdays
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Less Is More

torsdag 23 februari 2012

Hello friends!
I could not resist making a card for this week's challenge of Less is More.
It's been a while since last time, but I DO like dies.

For my card I used Seville Buckle from Memory Box on craft card and one small Floral Doily Motifs die on white cardstock. In the middle I placed a Jewel Center from Petaloo.
The Inkido congratulations sentiment was stamped directly on the natural-colored ribbon.
Dotted Swiss and craft paper were used for the background. 

Be well! Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Birgit

I also enter this card into the following Challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Get Krafty
Paper Sundaes - Birthdays

Sunshine & Forever Collection

tisdag 21 februari 2012

Here is the new beautiful papers from PaperCraftScandinavia Sunshine 12x12
and Forever Collection 6x6.
They celebrate it with a blogcandy here, you have the chance to win the collections!
You can join until 8:e March 2012.

Prewiev sunshine small

What beautiful pastel colors they have, it'll be fun to work with these...

 Prewiev FCollection small

I´m glad you dropped by to see this!
Hugs, Birgit

Carpe Diem

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog today.
Today it will be a short post. I made a card where I include using my grandmother's crochet lace.Unfortunately, she lives no longer.

I used papers from Melissa Frances and Pion Design - Minnenas Atelje.
Bird stamp from Crafty Secrets which I colored with Copics, and over it I stamped the sentiment from Reprint.

I stamped the Crafty Individuals thread spool, cut it out and spun a little embroidery yarn around it.
The flower I made of fabric and Tim Holtz tissue tape and in the center I placed a brad and a little fluffy band.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

Challenges for this card:
Sketch Saturday - I used the Sketch
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Die Cut
Stampin for the weekend - Photo/Colour combo

My Own Background

söndag 19 februari 2012

Good Sunday to all of you out there in the blogosphere!
Here are more of the Beadazzles I told you about in my last post. Here I have put them on die cuts along with clear rock candy crackle paint.

I've made my own background paper using Gesso, Distress Ink., Acrylic paint, Tulle and stamps from the Pinkpaislee Butterfly Collection.

Besides, I have used a lot of the left over material that I have found here in the drawers when I have cleaned a little.
The picture with the water lilies have been an old bookmark that I thought was beautiful, the bird is recycled...

... the flowers are freshly made, but made of old curtains that I colored in together with lace and some other stuff.

Then I did a little mini tag, added Platinum Stickles around the image and I used the sewing machine, I think that's it.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a good weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Create Your Own Background
Phindy´s Place - Bling It On
Cute Card Thursday - Flower Power
Stampalot Challenge - In The Garden

Happy Heart

fredag 17 februari 2012

Hello everyone!
At a cleanup and review of the drawers for a few weeks ago I found among others a can of Beadazzles. I picked it up and then it has been there on the table as a reminder that it exists. I've been thinking that I should use them, and here comes now a first small example, more of it in the next post.

I have sewn together the heart by hand after I filled it with a little padding.
But first I cut out the heart from one Papirdesign paper with Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts die, and glued the beadazzles on it.
The bow was made by a piece of fabric from an old curtain.
For the stamped sentiment from You Do I used black embossing pouder, all the edges were sponged with distress Ink.
One heart pin finished my little project.
Have a nice day.
Hugs, Birgit

Delightful Challenges - Use Your Scraps
Celebrate The Occation - Valentine´s Day (must use a heart)
Vintage Udfordring - Lav Et Vintage Project I 3D

Just Wanted To Say Hello!

onsdag 15 februari 2012

Welcome back to my blog, friends!
 I was planning to make another card for a man. It is all about using a little more subdued colors and not to use so much bling, I think. This card got a humorous element and is actually just as good for a woman.

I used an old free digital stamp that I had on my computer, unfortunately I do not remember where I found it.
I painted the spider and the network behind with my Copics. Dew Drops I made with the help of Stardust Stickles and Glossy Accents, I wanted the eyes would be a little shiny so it had to be a bit there too.

For the frame around the sentiment, which I wrote on the computer, I used Faux Tarnished Metal Technique on Sally Hickox blog. It's just that I actually used a metal frame but it had the wrong color I thought, and it worked just as well with the metal, so it was fun and I'll try the technique some more time.

For the bottom layer I used Crafty Individuals Background Papers `Book 1´. I added Ribbon, Gauze bandage and  Paper Lace.
Oh, and I used my sewing machine for stitching.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for taking the time to read my post.
Wishing you a wonderful day!
Hugs from me and my spider, Birgit

The Sweet Stop - I used the Sketch
Simon Says Stamp And Show - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - All About Lace

Lovin 'Life With You By My Side

måndag 13 februari 2012

Good morning friends!
I´m here today with a wedding easel card. It's been a while since I had reason to make a wedding card, so it was really fun to do this.
I used one image from the sheet  Flowers and Fairies from Sagenvintagedesign, and a piece of PaperCraftScandinavia Light a Candle paper.

The image was stitched on a Lattice Rectangles die cut.
The heart were covered with a lace fabric, another lace with a metal ribbon buckle was adhered around the heart.

I wrote the sentiment on my computer, the Inkadinkado swirl was stamped and then I cut it out with one Nellie Snellen die. The edges were sponged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink. Then I added a few Rhinestones on one side.

I tied a bow with lace, glued a couple of roses and stuck in a pin.
The writing area at the bottom was made using various Spellbinder dies, one Pinkpaislee stamp, Star Dust Stickles, white rose ribbon, and some Rhinestones finished off my card.
Hope you all have a good start of the week!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Creatalicious Challenges - Love, Punched Border, Ribbon, Flowers, Bling
Lothian Crafts Online - Ribbon, Flowers, 3 layers and Lace
Alotha Rubber Stamps - Love Challenge With No Red
Simon Says Stamp - Love Is In The Air
One Stop Craft Challenge - Hearts and Flowers With Ribbon
Allsorts Challenge - Free & Easy
Totally Gorjuss - Lurve

Love Is In The Air

lördag 11 februari 2012

Happy Saturday!
I´ve been playing around with the "Spring Time" papers from Inkido, and then I baked cupcakes.
Now as I write this, they are already eaten up, but the box of chocolates which I coverted with paper and decorated will be saved for Valentine´s Day.

 For the cupcake wrappers and the pinwheels I used " Bouquet of Roses" and "Postcard with Love".
For the box with chocolate, I used "Sweet Lace" I thought it was a good fit because I wanted to use more of the broad beautiful lace to the box too.

Then I added a lot of Flowers, Buttons, Ribbon, Die Cut and a Metal Charm to embellish the box.
You can find everything you need over at PaperCraftScandinavia.

I also added Stickles on the flowers for more glitter and also to the heart in the Inkido stamp.

Now I´ll tempt you with a little peek at the goodies inside.
Have a nice weekend everyone!
Hugs, Birgit

Stamp With Fun - Love
Dream Valley - Vallentine
Kreative Stempelfreunde - Valentine
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Pink and Red
The Shabby Tea Room - Candy Hearts
Everybody Art Challenge - Love
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Valentines Day