From Me To You

fredag 31 augusti 2012

Hi there dear blogging friends!
I hope you all have a nice weekend ahead of you!
Earlier this week I saw that K-Design is looking for a design team and since I'm a big fan of their stamps and have used them quite a lot recently, comes here another card with their stamps.
I love this image from Slöjd Detaljer and decided to combine it with a piece of linen that I painted with white clackle paint, and some Tim Holtz tissue paper that I crumpled up and then sponged with distress ink.
But first I starten with the background paper from Ocober Afternoon that I covered with a doily template from Crafters Workshop and then sponged with my watermark stamp pad, then I added clear embossing pouder and heated in. After that I sponged over it with worn lipstick distress ink.
A piece of lace was added under the image. Green colored in seam binding was tied to a bow and added together with a metal charm in the right corner, over it I placed a butterfly.
Some flowers, rhinestones and swirls that i cut and embossed with a Spellbinders die finished of this card.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit
Entered Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Emboss It
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

The Most Beautiful Things

onsdag 29 augusti 2012

Hello friends, today I can show you a card in green tones that I made a few months ago, but have not been shown here on the blog before.
"The most beautiful things in life you can not see or touch. They are found in your heart."
That´s the very thoughtful sentiment from Rox stamps, that I cut out with a Spellbinder die.
Since it's been a while since I made this card I do not remember exactly what paper I used, but I think it's from Inkido.
The heart is made of a paper ribbon that I twisted and shaped to a heart, and tied a ribbon round it. I also added two heart pins.
A border was punched for the bottom,  a green velvet ribbon and some rhinestones finished of this card.
Thank you for taking time to see my work today.
Hugs, Birgit
Entered Challenges:
Craft Room Challenge - Pins and/or Charms
Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Back To School

måndag 27 augusti 2012

Hi, friends!
Today I have a card med school theme to share. When school starts you have to sharpen up life again and do what you must do. Therefore it's a pretty simple card without so much bling.
That perfect paper with the book is from Prima, Romantique Collection. I also like the pale colors, it's just the way it tends to be in the late summer before the leaves change color.
The girl is a freebie that I had on my computer, sorry I don´t remember from where I took it. But the backpack is a digi from Robyns Fetish and I colored them with Copics.
I wrote the sentiment by hand with a white pen on a piece of black cardstock.
I only added strings of twine and tied a bow of green paper ribbon, a button finished of.
That´s it! Hope you like my school girl.
Have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Back to School
Stampin With The Dragon - Back To School
Sketchy Colors - Pastel Colors

News "Coming Home For Christmas"

söndag 26 augusti 2012

I just got to show you...
...this is the new vintage Christmas scrapbooking papers from Paprecraftscandinavia, go and take a closer look.
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit


lördag 25 augusti 2012

Hello and happy Saturday!
What can you make out of an old milk carton?


Well, you can make a box house.

I made the box with a detachable roof which can be snugly fitted back on the top of the house shaped box, so that you can fill it with candy or anything else that you want to give away.

Yummy, yummi...


Here is the backside and the gable of the house, I used a lot of flowers on the base.


I added punchcrafted butterflies, the door and windows were cut from corrugated cardboard.


On the front top of the roof I made a tag by stamping on a paper heart, and then sponged the edges.
And this is the backside...


I used papers and flowers from PaperCraftScandinaviaHope you also got some inspiration and enjoyed yet another recycling project.
Hugs, Birgit
Entered Challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
J&C Creations - Something a little Different
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes


onsdag 22 augusti 2012


Hi, and welcome back to my blog!
Today I want to share with you a card that I made with a sentiment stamp that I won by Jan Marie´s fluorishes for a couple of weeks ago on her blog.
I also enter the card in this week's challenge at Fluorishes Timeless Tuesday, and this week they want us to use insects on our cards. Hope you like it.
For my card I used this week´s Critter Sketch. I used papers from Bo Bunny and the dragonfly comes from Pinkpaislee the Butterfly Garden Collection. They were adhered with dimesionals.
The sentiment was cut and embossed with Spellbinders Label Four and one Floral Doily Motifs die was used for the die cuts at the topp and bottom of the sentiment.
I made my own pin of a pair of beads from my stash, a bow was tied with ribbons and a brad.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Birgit
Entered Challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Pins & Needles
StampARTic - Dies
Stampalot Challenge - Take Flight

Office Time

måndag 20 augusti 2012

Hi there! Hope you are all had a terrific weekend!
Today I made a card inspired by the Our Creative Corner Challenge, where they want us to use office supplies and the color red.
I looked around and found staples, the hole puncher, paper clips, brads, lace, stamps, a small envelope, tape, and some old hole strengthener (I don´t know if they have another name),white correction tape and the coding stamp that I use to register.
And what became of it? Well, along with papers from 7gypsies and some Tom Holtz stamps it became like this ...

I heat embossed the car with white embossing pouder. Then I used a bit of correction tape under the car and then wrote the text by hand with a black pen.
I wanted this card to be for a man, and my husband's favorite color is red so this is perfect.
I got to show the inside too.

think there's a clock at any office, therefore, there is also on my card. Though it looks a little worn out of course :)

Thanks so much for popping in today! Have a nice school start week!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Wags´n Whiskers - Favorite Color Combination
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes

Take The Time To Do Nothing.

fredag 17 augusti 2012

Hello and welcome back to my blog!
I told you in my last post about the 3-D images that I found, and while I was on the go, I made another card with the sweet roses.

This time I took a few pages from an old book, cut them into three pieces and sponged the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
After I adhered them on a Nature Garden Collection paper from Prima, I stamped directly on the card with various stamps. I also added the images and the lovely lace from The Funkie Junkie´s Boutique.

For the swirl I first glued a blue paper on grungepaper and cut it out with one Spellbinders Floral Fluorishes die. After I had embossed it I painted the swirl with acrylic paint.
For the sentiment I first adhered tissue tape on a piece of blue paper and painted over it with Gesso.
After it dried I stamped with a Rox stamp and colored the flowers with Distress Markers and added a few dots with white Pearl Maker. The corners were painted with Picket Fence Crackle Paint. I hanged it up with twine and a brad.

The last was to attach a chain to the watch, and a bow made ​​of seam binding.
Thanks so much for your visit today, have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room - For The Love of Books
Creative Card Crew - Maps/Newsprint/Sheet Music/Script
Timeless Tuesday - Use Craft
Sparkles Forum - Nature

From Me To You

onsdag 15 augusti 2012

Hi dear friends!
It's so fun to rediscover things that I almost forgot that I have. As these small 3-D cut sheets that I have had for so many years, but I thought it was so much fun to cut and assemble the little rose, and it gives a very nice dimension to the card I think.

For today´s card I have used the sketch over at The Sweet Stop, and I began to emboss a piece of white cardstock with an embossing folder from Papermania. The edges was sponged with Black Soot Distress Ink.

Two pieces of Echo Park paper were adhered underneath the rose. One sentiment from K-design was stamped, cut and embossed with one Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants die. The embossed part was sponged with Distress Ink, and a piece of a Fancy Tags die cut was placed underneath the sentiment.
To finish of my card design, I added Lace, Ribbons, Twine, a Button and some Rhinestones.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Garden Delights
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Lacy, Lacy
Crafts And Me - Add some Lace

Guest Designing For...

måndag 13 augusti 2012

Hi all! A few weeks ago I was contacted by Faye from Cupcake Craft Challenge and she wondered if I was interested in being a Guest Designer when Cupcake´s having Birthday Celebrations. And I said YES of course!
I want you to drop by and see what the other Guest Designers have to show you today, for all the ordinary design team has time off this week. It's fun and a little different.
This weeks Birthday Challenge is a Photo Inspiration to be inspired by.

I have a card to share today where I have picked up the colors and the fact that it is still summer, and what tastes best then? Well, refreshing juice and a cupcake in the garden.

I used a digi from Phindy´s Place and colored it with Copic Markers. A few leaves was stamped in black around the edges.  I cut and embossed  a frame with Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares.

For the cupcake I used a stamp from Bildmålarna, cut it out by hand as well as the juice glass.
A sentiment was stamped and cut with one Nested Lacey Pennants. The embossed parts was sponged with distress ink.
The image was adhered over Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics papers and a fabric ribbon from Websters Pages.

And then I must not forget the lovely lace that I got from The Funkie Junkie´s Boutique, which I painted a bit with Copic pens. I also got the butterfly in corrugated cardboard from Linda and I sponged it with distress ink and added Picket Fence crackle paint on it. In the middle I placed a little flower.

Colored in seam binding, twine and a button finished of  this card. That´s all I have for you today, don´t forget to stop by the
Cupcake Craft site:)
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Summer Holliday
Simon Says Stamp - Bingo (Ribbon, Die Cut, Button)

Altered Cans

lördag 11 augusti 2012

Hello friends!
This is not new, I know. But these cans are so easily made and they look Fabulous! All you do is: save cans, pull off labels, wash, paint and decorate! And, they are so handy for storage! I think you need a new "pen" holder this weekend!
- I used white Gesso to paint with.
- This one is made with tulle just wraped around and glued, with a vintage lace, stamped tissue paper and a Tiffany Jewels.

- For this one I cut out one Victorian image, distressed the edges and added together with lace and twine. Three old buttons was also glued.

- For the last one I used a piece of an old blouse that I had. Natur Hamp string was tied round it and a lace was glued at the bottom. Pearl string, button and a metal butterfly finished off and my new storage can is complete.
This is upcycling at its best, you get something usable! Try it!
Happy Saturday Everyone!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - Lacy Lacy
Vintage Udfordring - Lav noget andet end kort