Spring Is Love

måndag 30 april 2012

Hello, and welcome back to my blog!
Today I am extra happy because I'm this weeks Guest Designer over at The Shabby Tea Room.
I earned this by winning in the Tea Room during the week # 100 challenge.
This weeks new challenge for us, is to create a card or project inspired by the Colors in this Photo, and include Polka Dots and a Heart.

I created this card, I hope you will join in the current challenge too.

First I made the heart by using one Bird Notes stamp from Crafty Secrets, then I cut it with Spellbinders Classic Hearts and Scalloped Hearts. I sponged it with Distress Ink. and attached a ribbon round the edges.

I used an image from SagenVintageDesign and stamped the sentiment on it. The edges was painted with white Gesso.

I also used  Melissa Frances, 3ndy papir and Panduro papers. This teacup and the sentiments are Eline´s Winter Huis stamps from Marianne design.

And lastly, I added flowers, Lace, Ribbon, Pearls, a Brad, Cut out and some die cuts that I made using Spellbinders Floral Fluorishes.

That´s it for my The Shabby Tea Room piece this week. I hope you will stop by the TSTR blog and see the wonderful projects the Design Team have to show you!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
 Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Ribbon & Pearls
Sketchy Colors - Mint, Pink & White
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Best of British

Upcycled Box

fredag 27 april 2012

Hi everyone, glad to have you here again!
I thought the challenge at Frilly and Funkie sounded funny and thought about what I could do.
Then I got eyes on the old box containing notepaper that I found in a wardrobe a while ago and I for nostalgic reasons, could not bring myself to throw. I got it from my parents sometime in the 1970s.

Now I was finally ready to make something new from the old box, which actually yellowed a little with age. And here it is, back in a little different look.

I made the background paper myself by using the three alcohol inks i have:) and then stamped with two different stamps in Coffee and Black Archival ink.
Sweet ladies were cut out from a Pion Design paper.

The swirl is first white heat embossed, the layered with clear crackle paint and some distress ink, then again heat embossed this time with clear embossing pouder.

 This is a genuine vintage lace/ribbon I once found at e-bay.
And this metall charm from ROX Stamps is layered over Memory Box Seville Buckle die cut.

I wanted to make use of the nice letter paper, too,
 so I did a little tag with the leaves on.

Have a fabulous day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything But A Card
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon
Scrapprriket Utfordringsblogg - Bingo (Punch/Die,Chipboard, Maling/Mist)

Balloons On Your Birthday

tisdag 24 april 2012

Hello blog friends!
It was so fun to use Robyns Fetish's digi stamp the other week, so here comes another one.

They makes you happy, don´t they?
I colored the image with Copics, some Glossy Accents and Stickles.

For the fence I used one Memorybox die, and the image frame is made by Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares.
The butterflies are punched out and sponged with Distress Inks., then I added pearls and Glossy Accents.

The sentiment are made with one Reprint stamp, the hearts there under and on the writing surface is made ​​with Spellbinders Classic Bracket.
Paper: Graphic45 - Little Darlings Collection.

I also used lace, ribbon, flowers and twine. There you have it.
Thanks so much for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Sketch Saturday - I used the Sketch
Tuesday Throwdown - Use Some Sparkle
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Celebrate The Occation - Happy Birthday (Must Use Ribbon)
Our Creative Corner - Butterflies
Creatalicious Challenge - Butterflies and add some Flowers
Alota Rubber Stamps - Easel Card

Green and Pink

söndag 22 april 2012

Hi there!
Sunday, and I´m back with a new card.
 I chose a piece of old dark paper and painted over with Gesso. Then I went loose with stamps from Inkadinkado and Pinkpaislee.

I cut down the image a bit and sewed it on paper from Graphic 45, Butterfly Kisses and ScrapHouse of Scandinavia, Romanza.

I then embellished my card with flowers and one button from Prima Marketing, lace, pearl ribbon, pins and twine from my stash.

For the sentiment I used one Inkido stamp. Finaly I added these swirls that looks like water drops, I really like them. Unfortunately I do not remember from where I once bought them.

That´s it I think, not so much more to say about it.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Phindy´s Place - Stitches and Squares
Papertake Weekly - A Stitch In Time
Wags´n Whiskers - Anything Goes
Kreative Stempelfreunde - Bingo ( Button, Lace, Butterfly)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Lovely Pink Roses

fredag 20 april 2012

Hello, and welcome everyone!
I have a card to share with you today.
After I pondered a while, I decided to make a card with three sides.

The card stock that I had, I thought it was way too blue to match the Pink Roses on the paper I wanted to use. So first I painted it with a thin layer of Gesso.

These beautiful hearts are from the Inkido Forever Collection no 5, 6x6 sheet.

Now you have got a dose of romance here today. I hope you will take it with you into the weekend and spread some love around you.
Thanks for your visit today, until next time...
Hugs, Birgit
Entered Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Metallica
The Shabby Tea Room - Aqua, Pink, Neutrals and Flowers
Craft Your Passion - Die Cuts and Punches
Stamp With Fun - Favorite Colors
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use Two Die Cuts

Cool Cat

onsdag 18 april 2012

Hello evyone! It is Wednesday already, days just fly away.
Today I caught the coolest kid in town! I think he is wonderful.
He may come and save my day every day. (Or yours)
I've tried not to decorate so much, he speaks for himself.

This is a digi stamp from Pink Cat Studio and I colored him with Copics and some Platinum Stickles on the tie.
For the background I used Core´dinations paper that I first embossed with Spellbinders Diamonds & Stars, then sanded and tore the edges.

The papers are from Pion design, and the Create with TLC sentiment were cut and embossed with Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three, then sponged with Forest Moss Distress Ink.
I think the clock stamp is from the Vild Stamps.

Some flowers, seam binding and twine finished of my card.
Thanks for your visit today, until next time...
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Sparkles Forum - Men Only
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Card For A Man
Simon Says Stamp And Show - Anything Goes

Genuine Pearl

söndag 15 april 2012

Happy Sunday!
Hope you've enjoyed your weekend, it is almost over and I do not think that I have had time for all that I planned to do.
Anyway, I had time to make a card and here it is.

I decided to ink up some stamps from Crafty Individuals and Eline´s Winter Huis set from Marianne design.

Wire rolls are colored with Copics and Glossy Accents.

Lovely papers from Fabscraps were used, as well as a safety pin and a charm.

Thanks for visiting me today and enjoy the evening!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Frilly And Funkie - I´ll Take Your Word For It
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Buttons and Threads
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Wags´n Whiskers - Anything Goes

Just Because

torsdag 12 april 2012

Hi everyone, and welcome back to my blog!
I made this spring card with sweet Tilda. I do not own so many Magnolia stamps, but this I could not resist when I saw it last year.

I colored her with Copics and added little Stickles and Gloosy Accents to some details.
Then I cut her out with one Nellie Snellen die, and layered the image over papers from Papirdesign, Panduro and some kraft paper.

I made the sentiment on my computer and printed it out. The frame around the text were made with a StampingScrapping stamp and then cut with Spellbinders Fancy Tags.

The flower is made of fabric by using Docrafts Nesting Dies. I also used some of my old lace, gauze, twine, Paper Pen, pearl and one metal corner.
Oh, I almost forgotten the Martha Stewart border punch and the braided twine I also used.
Thanks for your visit. Take good care!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Magnolia Down Under - I Used The Sketch
Celebrate The Occation - Just Because
Everybody Art Challenge - Spring
Creative Card Crew - Kraft
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon - Spring

Spring Things

tisdag 10 april 2012

Hello everybody, wishing you a good Tuesday!
I hope you all had a nice, long Easter weekend with family and friends, eating lots of eggs and candy.
I have besides all that, managed to make a card considering all that spring work in the garden that lies before us.

For my card I used sweet papers from Papirdesign and a Sarah Kay stamp which I colored with Copics, and the edges were sponged a little with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
 The image were cut and embossed with Spellbinders Label Four, and for the gate I used a Memory Box die.
The sentiment was stamped with one Reprint stamp and cut out by hand.
Other accessories I've used: Flower (Prima), Butterfly Chipboard, Pearls, Lace and Twine.

Thanks for your visit today!
Hugs, Birgit

Challenges Entered:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Spring Is In The Air
Paper Sundaes - Sundae Bar (Lace, Die Cuts)
One Stop Craft Challenge - Pastels + Die Cut
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Easter/Spring
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Chipboard or Stickers
CMC Copics Challenge - Spring Pretties