Happy New Year!

söndag 29 december 2013

Hi there!
It´s time for my last post as guest designer over at K-designs blog . For today I have made a table decoration with the theme of New Year.

And with that, I also want to wish you all a crafty and Happy New Year!
Hugs, Birgit

Warm Winter Wishes

söndag 22 december 2013

Hi there!
This is my last post here on my blog before Christmas so with this card made for K-designs, I wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Have a great holliday!
Christmas hugs to all, Birgit

Season´s Greetings

torsdag 19 december 2013

Hi there!
Just a quick post to show you my version of "last minute Christmas card". I have also made some with the variation of red ribbons / red rhinestones.

The bird stamp which is an old favourite I use every year from Inkadinkado, was stamped in Wheathered Wood Distress ink and then clear heat embossed. And that's all that needs to be said about this card I guess.
Have a great day, enjoy this blessed season!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
En liten butik - Krispigt Vitt
Inky Impressions - Merry Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas - Card of the year
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
As You Like It - Favourite Christmas Stamp&Why (It´s always OK to use this one, anytime:))

Christmas Gift Box

måndag 16 december 2013

Hello friends!
I'm here with a new project today, I needed a box for a Christmas gift to my daughter's husband so I made this.

Here is how it looked before I started. Perfectly sized but of course it has a major fault as you can see ...

I wanted a white base so I covered it first with white gesso. Then I used stamps and dies from Tim Holtz alterations Holiday Joy set, some of the trees were embossed.

 Then I applied some Stambendous Shabby White to the sky and heated it up. The edges of the metal decoration was also heat embossed with Aged Silver embossing pouder from Stampendous.

Then, using the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Dots&Stripes Borders stencil, I sponged some stripes in black at the top and bottom of my box. Next I added a  line of red plaid washi tape and red ribbon.

Over the reindeer, I used another stencil from Wendy Vecchi 3 Fluorishes in order to create additional effect. The reindeer was first embossed in gold but I thought it needed a little more glitz and glam so it got a cover with gold glitter that also were heated in.

The golden reindeer also got a wreath with a cute little red bow and it looks so proud out over it.
And that´s it. Thanks so much for visiting, I also have a post over at Hobbyhärvans blog today where I show how I made this card which has been published previously here on my blog.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Christmas ABC
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Monday - Stamp Out 2013
Here Come The Boys - Anything Goes For The Boys
Sparkles Forum - Anything but a Card
Dream Valley - Christmas
Stampin With The Dragon - Gifts&Decorations
Fairy Tale - Box or Wrapping

söndag 15 december 2013

Hello everyone!
Today it is time for my Sunday post over at K-designs blog.
I have a last minute Christmas card in untraditional colors to share.

Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Time For Favourites

fredag 13 december 2013

Hi, again!
Over at the Craft Room Challenge this week, they want us to pick up one of our favorites from the past year and I have actually chosen this card because I like the technique of stamping on fabric. I do not understand why I don´t do it more often?
This is so sweet that I could not resist it, even though I made ​​a New Year's resolution at the end of last year to make more cards for men 2013 which I actually kept pretty good if I do say so myself.

That's all for today!
Hugs, Birgit

Wood Tags

torsdag 12 december 2013

Hi everyone!
I´m popping in today to share some small wooden tags that I have made to a few Christmas gifts.

I used a couple of stencils from Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi and You Do to create some cool background effects, along with some brown Distress inks.

The small images can be found on a PION design Wintertime in Swedish Lapland paper.

Some odds and ends from my desk and little lace of course to get the real vintage look.

Okay that´s it for me...I hope you all have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas Catch Up
Divas By design - Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies - Christmas Tags
Crafty Sentimants Design - Christmas
Robyns Fetish - Must have a Bow
Try It On Tuesday - A Handmade Gift or Tag
Dream Valley - Anything But a Card

Best Wishes For A Happy Christmas

tisdag 10 december 2013

Hi everyone!
It's a busy time now, it's hard to catch up with everything that should be be done right now.
Just a quick post today to show this Christmas card.

I started with the lovely paper from Anna Griffin with Christmas ornaments on. Then I made the strips at the top and bottom by using Studio 490 Wendy Wecchi Dots & Stripes Borders stencil.

The tag was cut out from a Reprint Christmas Time Tags paper. I adhered it over a piece of jute fabric and lace.

I also added colored in seam binding, red berries, more lace, flowers and a berry cluster from Petaloo.

Thanks so much for taking your time to stop by my blog today!
I hope you will be able to relax and enjoy the Christmas season.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes With Santa
Deep Ocean - Santa Is Coming
Card Crafters Circle - Celebrations

Waiting For Santa Claus

söndag 8 december 2013

Good Sunday morning friends!
I´m back with a new DT project for K-designs blog.
If you want to see more details, take a step over.

Have a great day! Tanks for visiting me!
Hugs, Birgit

Happy Christmas!

lördag 7 december 2013

Hi there and many thanks for visiting!
You´re not alone...I know there are many out there waiting in the night for Santa and his reindeer.
I think this stamp from Alota Rubber Stamps is so sweet.

I colored it up with Distress Markers, little Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents and 3D Snow.

I used a couple of Spellbinders dies to cut the image out. Simple embellishments as alder cones and a piece of string finished of this Christmas card.
Thanks again for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m entering this card into the following challenges:
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend - Use some Red
Crafty Little Fairies - Candy Stripes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - It´s Christmas Time
Addicted To Stamps And More - Clean and Simple
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (CAS)
En Liten Butik - God Jul

You´re The Angel

torsdag 5 december 2013

Hello again!
Thanks for visiting me today and a warm welcome to new followers.
Here´s a new Christmas card made in my "usual" style, a little vintage romantic.

I started with a piece of fabric that I had lying a few years. I also found some papers from Webster's Pages that matched well together. The chipboard snowflake was heat embossed with Stampendous Frantage Shabby Blue and Silver Mix.

Then I cut out a couple of beautiful angels from another sheet of paper and adhered them over a doily and the snowflake. I stamped over the fabric with a round Reprint Christmas stamp in Coffee Archival Ink.

I also used some old cut outs, a metal corner, a brad, ribbon, Stickles and natural twine. The Vilda Stamps sentiment was cut out with a Spellbinders die.
That´s it for today. Thank you for spending time at my blog!
Hugs, Birgit

I wish to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Divas By Design - Feeling Festive
Bearly Mine - Christmas Sentiment
Party Time Tuesdays - Merry Christmas Projects
The Ribbon Girl - Christmas
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Craft Room - Vintage Christmas

White Christmas

tisdag 3 december 2013

Hi everyone!
I can´t believe that it´s already December. Time flies...
For my card today I have just run a piece of paper through my machine with the Retro Swirls embossing folder from mpress.

I stamped the sentiment from Vilda Stamps at the bottom, and then I added black Stickles on the letters for more glitter.

I stamped the image from Stampendous and then I painted it with Distress Markers.
At the top of the skates I added white Paper Pen and sprinkled  loose glitter over before it had dried.

I cut out the ice skates and adhered them to my card with 3D foam.
A bow made ​​of a piece of twine finished of this easily made card.
Thanks for looking!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Robyns Fetish - Christmas Cards
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Created With Love - Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Free and Easy
Cherish This - Christmas Cheers
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - It´ll be all White on the Night

Cupcake Box

måndag 2 december 2013

Hi there!
Today i have a new DT piece over at Hobbyhärvans blog .
I´m sharing a Cupcake box, if you want to see more tetails take a look HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

First Advent

söndag 1 december 2013

Happy Sunday!
For today I've pimped up my Advent candles, and over at K-designs blog you can see more details.
Please jump over there and take a closer look.

Have a great First Advent...light a candle!
Hugs, Birgit

Sparkling Christmas

torsdag 28 november 2013

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by today.
My, how time flies! It's already Thursday and the first Advent weekend coming.
I'm trying to work on with my Christmas cards and here comes yet another with much sparkle in a clean and simple style

First a cut the flap with Tim Holtz Alterations Plque&Postage die cut.
Then I used Studio 490 embossing paste over a Fluorishes stencil and sprinkled over Stampendous Frantage Silver Mix glitter. I really like how it turned out.

I had a metal star that I wanted to try som Stampendous Aged Silver embossing pouder on, and it went also good I think.
I stamped the You Do sentiment and gold embossed it. I finished the front with a couple of bells, pearl string and silver twine.

For the inside I used a K-designs stamp, some old silver glittery fabric and a piece of ribbon.
That´s it for today. Thanks again for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Christmas/Winter
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Cards For Men - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Bling It Up
Creatalicious - Christmas Time
Stampin For The Weekend - Feeling Festive
Allsorts Challenge - Bring on the Bling
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes

Christmas Birds

tisdag 26 november 2013

Hello friends!
For today I have colored up this incredibly cute bird stamp from Stampendous, my heart melts.
It´s a OLC. I just added Studio 490 embossing paste to create the snow, and then sprinkled glitter over when it was still wet. It gets such great snow.

I colored the image with my Copics and the blue sky was made by Distress inks.

I have used two more stamps, the sentiment fromVilda Stamps, and the branch stamp at the top from Stampers Anonymous Mini Holidays stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Copic Marker Sverige - Julkort i valfri färg och form
CAS on Sunday - Winter Theme
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Less is More - Christmas Cards, Use a Bird

Varm Vinter Wishes

söndag 24 november 2013

Hello there!
It´s Sunday and my turn  to show a new project over at K-designs blog.
This time I have a CAS card to show...

Wish you a great November day!
Hugs, Birgit

Christmas Greeting

fredag 22 november 2013

Hi everyone!
I´m back today with a 3D Christmas card  that I have made of an old cut out paper I have had for ages.
I apologize for the slightly dark pictures, it was very little daylight when I took them even though it was midday.

It´s a long time since I did this kind of card and I understand why, you have to cut, and cut, and cut, and cut ...

As usual, it does not show how beautifull it sparkles and glistens.

Materials list:
Stamp: Reprint
Papers: Bildmålarna-Frosty Christmas, Landstoken-Vintage Christmas
Dies: Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags
Other: Chipboard snowflakes, Glitter, Star Dust Stickles, silver Pipe cleaner, white Berries, red Brads.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and you're welcome back any time!
Now I'll go out in the gray November light.

Entered Challenges:
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Christmas
Divas By Design - Make It Pretty
Crafty Creations - American Thanksgiving or Christmas
Timeless Tuesday - Winter Scenes

Wonderful Moments

tisdag 19 november 2013

Hi there!
"I wish you many wonderful moments that gives you unforgettable memories"
That´s the sentiment on this OLC card, stamped with a Inkido stamp.

I used a couple of You Do stencils with ovals to make the hills, and the shadows in the water.
For that I used Distress inks, just like for the black stripes that frame the image.
The horse were made with a Inkadinkado stamp.
Simple right, and no embellishments at all.
So that´s it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Dream Valley - Clean and Simple
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Animals
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend - Autumn/Fall Colours


söndag 17 november 2013

Hello blogfriends!
I´m sharing a little sneek peak of a giftbag I have created for K-designs blog (and my mother), you can pop over to see more details HERE.

Have a great November day!
Hugs, Birgit

Soon The Angels Will Take Land

fredag 15 november 2013

Hello friends!
Today there will be a quick visit here on the blog, I'll just show you this simple card.
It's not so Christmas like, except for the sentiment. Not much to say about it.

Paper from Graphic 45 "Christmas Rose" and stamp from Reprint.
And then the heart that I heat embossed with Stampendous Shabby White embossing pouder.

 Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Bigrit

Entered Challenges:
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes With a Twist of Christmas
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes