Masculine Vintage Card

onsdag 30 maj 2012

Hi there! I hope your week has been good so far.
I received a request to make a card for a man who are about to celebrate his 65 th birthday.
I made a vintage inspired card with a bit of humor...

...the text (written by hand) says: How does the world look in 100 years? Well, we will celebrate your 29 th birthday, as usual.

I started by printing out the handsome gentleman from The Vintage Moth and layered him over papers from Prima Marketing the Printery Collection, and a sheet from an old book. All layers were well inked.

I choose a nice linen ribbon to the bow, then I added twine and a button on top. Behind you can see a doily.
I found a car in my stash and then it got to be a part.

I finished of this card with a piece of braided natural cord, I set it fixed with staples.

Now I hope that the "birthday child" like this card and get a nice day.
Thanks so much for visiting!
Hugs, Birgit

I enter this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Masculine
Celebrate The Occation - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - One for the Boys
Allsorts Challenge - Happy Birthday to Someone Special
Dream Valley - Humor
One Stop Craft Challenge - One For The Boys

You Are Gorgeous

måndag 28 maj 2012

Hi folks, hope your weekend has been great!
I´m back with a card I worked on late last night:)

I started with this great image from Pink Cat Studio and colored it with Copics.
Then I added Glossy Accents, Glitter, Stardust Stickles, a pink pearl and a little feather on the hat.
I choose to stamp some swirls in the corners and the edges were sponged with Distress Ink.
I made a frame by using one Nestabilities Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large die.
The sentiment were stamped with Reprint stamps in black, and then clear heat embossed.

I used papers the Picnic collection from Bildmålarna, Butterflies and White Tulip.
The edges was first slightly painted with white acrylic paint for a soft touch, then stitched on to white and green CS.

I added one tiny metal charm, lace, ribbon, rhinestones, small lovely green flowers from Pateloo, and a swirl cut with one Spellbinders Floral Fluorishes die.
I think that´s about all. Thank´s so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Card Patterns - I used the Sketch
Cute Card Thursday - Pink & Green
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
CMC Copics Challenge - Pink & Greens
Totally Gorjuss - Something New (stamp and papers)
J&C Creations - All That Glitters

Be Yourself No One Can Tell You You´re Doing It Wrong

fredag 25 maj 2012

Good afternoon everyone!
Here I have a card with a beautiful picture I found at Magic Moonlight and I printed it out, in duplicate, so I could cut it up and mount one above the other for a 3-D effect.

For the flower I used a few different die cuts on fabric and glued them together.
In the middle I placed a few beads and some Platinum Stickles. You see a pair of gold glittering pins just above the flower.

I hope you can see the 3 D effect better here.
I twisted together a metal wire so it will look as if it's a painting hanging on the wall.

For the background I used papers from Pinkpaislee Butterfly Garden and Prima Nature Garden.
Some other embellishments were found in my stash.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - I used one old princess charm and pins.
Creative Card Crew - Dimension
Totally Gorjuss - Charms
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Be Brave...

onsdag 23 maj 2012

Hello and happy wednesday!!
You do not know how long I've struggled with this card, for several days, and still I am not happy with it.

First I stamped and painted the shoe with distress markers, and made ​​a card.
But I did not think it was good, so I cut out the shoe and started again from scratch.

This time I covered the shoe with Glossy Accents for a coated look, and the wings got a lot of glitter, too.
I wanted the card would have a combined feeling of punk and 1920's. A little tough and cheeky, yet have a simple elegance.

I used stamps from Creative Expressions Steampunk Shoes.
The background paper I made by using Distress Inks, masks and some stamps.
Accessories: wrinkled ribbon, lace, brad, pearl swirl, flowers, metal buckle, tulle.
That´s all from me today.
Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - A Touch of Sparkle
Frilly and Funkie - Stencils & Masks
The Sweet Stop - I used the Sketch + Ruffles
Everybody Art Challenge - Laces and Shapes
J&C Creations - All That Glitters

So Loved From The First Moment

måndag 21 maj 2012

Hello, and welcome back friends!
I hope you all had a great weekend. Here in Sweden it has been extra-long with Holidays, and all our children have been visiting, so it has not been so much time for crafting.
But my daughter wanted a card for a little girl who was born about a month ago, and when I did this to welcome little Molly.

I used one old Penny Black stamp, colored it with Copics and then I added Glossy Accents on the hearts.

After I cut and embossed the image, I stitched it on a Spellbinders Beaded Ovals die cut.

I took a small envelope and embossed it with Diamond & Stars Impressabilities, then I sponged it with Distress Vintage Photo Ink.
I made the sentiment by stamping velcome direct on the envelope and cut out the letters to the name from one Pion design paper and glued it on black CS.

A couple of cute kittens from a Pion Design paper were painted with Picket Feance Crackle Paint on the edges, and then I adhered it together with the envelope to a Pinkpaislee Sweetness paper.

A wrinkled pink ribbon and a simple white cotton band gave a comfortable soft feel to the card I thought.
A button was tied over the bow with embroidery thread. The card was finished of with Petaloo flowers , some rhinestones and pieces from one Memorybox die cut.
Thank you for reading this far, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Buttons and Bows
Delightful Challenges - Add Ribbon
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
CMC Copics Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - All Creatures Great and Small

How About A Kiss?

lördag 19 maj 2012

Happy Saturday everyone!
I hope you are out there enjoying the spring weather, but also that you find time for a little scrap as well.
Today's card is a cute birthday card in vintage style.

I love those Inkido vintage images, I find them very useful.
The papers I used are from the new 6x6 spring collection.

I have several friends and family members that are to be celebrated soon, so I need to have some cards ready.

Here are some close-ups of the decorations.
I have made "extra" flower petals of a pink flock ribbon.

The inside, I made quite simple with space to write a message.

Thanks for stopping by, I wish you a great day!
Hugs, Birgit
Entered Challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps - (Ribbon, Flowers, Gems)
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Use Metal Charms
Crazy 4 Challenges - Birthday Card


onsdag 16 maj 2012

Hi there! I know it takes a while before the summer is here:)
But for a while ago I surfed around on the web, and ended up on a newspaper page with an ice cream template that you could print out, and I did of course. Now I can not find back there, but I've tried to make a card that I think is similar to what I saw.

This is not at all the things I usually do, but it's still fun to do different styles and there's almost always someone who likes it.

You have to admit you get a little hungry for summer, anyway.
I used old papers that been left over, so I don´t think you can by them any longer.

That's about all from me today.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Food or Drink
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Pink and Girlie
Ett Trykk - Photo Colors, Dots, Oblong

Medals And Monarchs

måndag 14 maj 2012

Hello blogging friends!
Here I have another project to the Stampalot Challenge Medals and Monarchs. This time it's a card so I hope it's OK with one more contribution, I really felt that this was a very fun challenge!

I found some freebies at Freubel with monarchs that I decided to use for this card.
But I started with the top and the inside of the card, by stamping with several stamps and then clear heat embossed the stamped. After that I sponged over it, and all the edges with distress ink.

I wrote the sentiment ( King, for one day) by hand on a banner from one Pion design paper.
Of course he must have his horse, and I think it deserves a place on a medal.

 The medal I made of a strip of paper that I first punched and colored with distress ink, then I accordion folded it. The horse were found in my stash.

Stamps that I used are from Crafty Individuals, Crafty Secrets, You Do, Inkadinkado and Norsk Stempelblad.
I don´t think I need to tell you more about this card, hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Card For A Man or Boy
Simon Says Stamp And Show - Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon - Birthday and Boys
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Fake It Till You Make It

lördag 12 maj 2012

Morning all, just stopping by to share a card!

I started off my card by using another stamp from Norsk Stempelblad and colored it with Distress Markers.

I tried to use up some paper and other embellishments being left over.

The sentiment are made of some silver metal plates that I have had for a time, but not known what to do with. Now I covered them with Snow Cap Alchol Ink and let them dry.
Then I took some vellum punched letters and painted them black with a Copic Marker.
I put the letters on the plates with red brads and a bit of glue.

This was a fun creation to do, but I still have to get myself a better watercolor paper:)
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a beautiful day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges -  Color Inspiration
Totally Gorjuss - Pink & Green

Altered Cookie Jar

torsdag 10 maj 2012

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog!
Today I show one altered jar, and in it there have been those oblong chocolate filled biscuits rolls that you usualy have to ice cream. Unfortunately I forgot completely to photograph it before I started working on it.

I wanted to try my new Distress Markers and the new stamps from Norsk Stempelblad, so I stamped a crown on water colour paper and started color it.
I thought it was a bit difficult to get it really well and after I painted and cut it out, I clear embossed it, and then faded the colors a bit.
The chic girl were found at Free Vintage Digital Stamps and I printed the image directly on one Melissa Frances paper.

For the top I made an own flower of a strip of paper, tape, a border punch, distress ink, lace and a pearl in the middle.
The sentiment from Create with TLC were colored and then covered with Glossy Accents and Stickles.

I really like that black and white ribbon I bought the other day in my lokal store.
That's all from me today, hope you liked it.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Frilly and Funkie - Alter It
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Stampalot Challenge - Medals and Monarchs