You Make My Heart Sing

tisdag 29 januari 2013

Hello friends!
Now I'm finally back after a little break here on the blog.
It's been quiet here because I've done 47 wedding invitations (not to my own), then I've been a little sick, and this weekend I have been on a ski training camp. So it has been busy!!!
But today I have a new card to show.

For this card I first took a piece of fabric and painted it with white gesso. After it dried I stamped directly onto it with stamps from Crafty Secrets Bird Notes set. These stamps were also used for the small tags.

I stitched the fabric piece in half over papers from the Meadow Lark Collection from Prima Marketing and a filmstrip.

The swirls are made of wax paper with one Shapeabilities Floral Fluorishes die.
A lovely vintage lace were adhered at the bottom.
I made a bow out of seam binding, natural twine and a button. I finished of with crystal rhinestones.
Okay that´s it for I have to clean the house: /
Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Bling It On
Party Time Tuesdays- Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Buttons and Bows
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Sparkle and Bling
Lady Anne´s - Anything Goes

Wild Rose

onsdag 23 januari 2013

Hello friends!
I hope you are doing well ... wherever you live.
Here in Sweden we have full winter now, snow and cold, brrrr ... but it's also very beautiful.
Today I have a card to show that I have made with the largest of Nestabilities Labels Eight dies.

Some time ago I bought some beautiful journaling cards, but unfortunately I lost the manufacturer's / distributor's name.(Shame on me...) Since I had not the heart to hide this beautiful rose behind some other image, it got its very own card.

The notes and the swirl is made with Die-namics dies. I wiped on little white Gesso on the notes, and then they got a layer with Glossy Accents.

The sentiment from You Do were stamped on a little tag and adhered together with red twine.
I also used white pearls and a doily. Oh, I forgot to mention that I used papers from Bildmålarna.

It was a pretty simple card to make this time but that's what is so exciting about making cards, that everyone becomes so different.

Here are some challenges for this card:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - New (new dies from Die-namic)
Allsorts Challenge - Flower Power
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Anything But Square

Wish you a nice day!
Hugs, Birgit

Happy Times!

söndag 20 januari 2013

Hi there! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!
For me it´s time for another man / boy card. And this one, perhaps is best suited to the younger guys, to age or to the mind / heart :)

For my card today I have used the Kenny K Boy Gamer stamp from Whimsy Stamps, I colored it with Copics.
The image is layered over Echo Park papers Note To Self, ribbon and pearls. The border to the left is made with the Pine Needle die from Memory Box.

I love the expression on his face, this is true happiness ...
A piece of sanded coordinations paper was adheded in the upper right image corner.
The sentiment is computer created and cut out.

Entered Challenges:
Stampotique Designers - New Years Resolution (More cards for Men)
Crafts and Me - Something New (New stamp and die)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Winter Fun ( This is perhaps the most fun to do on a cold winter:)
Fairy Tale - My New Stamp
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes

Enjoy whats left of your Sunday!
Hugs, Birgit

"Top Talent Thursday" on Our Creative Corner

torsdag 17 januari 2013

Hi there!
A special welcome, I say to all of you who have found your way to my blog from Our Creative Corner today.
I´m so excited and honored to share with you that I´m presented with a brief question and answer session along with my project on the Our Creative Corner blog:) Yahoooo! I´d be delighted  if you wanted to take a peek.

If your not familiar, you have the chance to be a part of "Top Talent Thursday" simply by joining the next challenge.

For this project I wanted to try to combine both an image and fabric along with some different colors and techniques.
So I began by spraying a piece of fabric with different Dylusions sprays. Then I sewed the image from PION design on it, along with the black cardstock on the back to make it stiffer.

Then i stamped with various stamps and heat embossed with white embossing pouder on both fabric and image. Then I used a Mini numbers stencil from TheCraftersWorkshop and black Acrylic paint to make the numbers.

For the heart, I used a Nestabilities Classic Hearts die on a piece of linen. On top i added crackle paint, Tim Holtz chitchat words and a red stamped punch out heart.

To the card base, I used some old papers from Crafty Individuals that I thought matched. I finished of with a beautiful lace, flowers, a charm and some other small items.

Here are some other challenges for my card:
Try It On Tuesday - Let´s Get Stitchy, Real or Faux
Sparkles Forum - Die Cuts & Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - Frame It
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

For more great inspiration, please visit Our Creave Corner.
Thanks so much for stopping in today friends. Hope you have a fantastic day!
Hugs, Birgit

Damn, Now It Became Too Late...

tisdag 15 januari 2013

Hello there!
The days just run away and it feels like I'm not really in sync with them:)
Tuesday already, but here is now a card that can be good to have if we've missed someone's birthday for example.

For this card I used the sketch over at Stamptacular Sunday.
I colored the sweet "Amy" from Whimsy Stamps whith Copics and Glossy Accents. Then I cut her out and adhered her over Pretty in Pink papers from Glitz design.

The sentiment from K-designs was heat embossed on a tag. It is difficult to translate, actually it rhymes,  but something like this maybe: Damn...Now it became too late, yet well meant. Congratulations in arrears!

A corrugated cardboard butterfly was sponged with Distress ink and adhered together with flowers and pieces of a Cherish Border from Memory Box.

As you can see, I also used a bit of ribbon and lace, some small die cut hearts, pearls and a piece of natural twine.

Here are some other challenges I want to join in:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Dies and Punches
Delightful Challenges - Add Hearts
Stampotique  Designers - Die Cuts and Punches
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

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

His Trip...

fredag 11 januari 2013

Good morning all!
Today I´m back with another card made to all men out there who are just waiting to get one:)

For this one I used up the remaining papers from Prima's Printery Collection.
I used stamps from Tim Holtz and combined them with images from Inkido, with different destinations. I get really eager to travel myself actually when I see the pictures.

I tore a piece of a Coredinations paper to a suitable length, then I embossed and sanded it. I placed it behind the car and the travel images.
The car was black heat embossed and cut out, I addhered it with 3-D foam. I stamped directly on fabric ribbon with a couple of different stamps and attached them behind the car.

The sentiment "Life is not the days gone by, but the days we remember" was cut out from a Pion design sheet.
I stamped with some other round Crafty Individuals stamps, and a piece of a fence cut out in the lower left corner finished of my card.

I´d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Add a Sentiment
Frilly and Funkie - Follow Your Muse ( make more cards for men)
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Have a lovely day!
Hugs, Birgit

For The Gentleman

tisdag 8 januari 2013

Hello friends!
I have promised myself that this year I will make more cards for men:)
So therefore I started the year by acquiring some new appropriate stamps, and also already done a couple of pieces. Here's the first ...

I have used some old Prima Marketing paper from the Printery collection, which I like very much.
And of course the stamps from Darkroom Door.
But besides them, I have, by the way just used oldies from my stash.

I found a great sketch for the card at The Sweet Stop Sketches, that I have used.
The round sentiment stamp in the upper left corner are from Rox Stamps.

I cut out a piece of wax paper and crumpled it up, then stitched it into place. 
A watch charm, pieces of ribbons and laces were also adhered together with a ticket to the opera house:)

Here are some challenges I found for this card:

Papertake Weekly - Happy New
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp And Show - Embrace the Old
Craft Your Passion - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Ett Trykk - Klokker

Well, I think this will be all from me today. Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

This Little Heart...

söndag 6 januari 2013

Hello everyone!
It has managed to be late Sunday night, and finally I have time to sneak in and work a bit on my PC:)
This card I made for a little boy who will soon be celebrating his 4 th birthday.

 I think he likes bright colors, (and it makes me happy too) so I made the background paper myself  by using some old colors that originally where meant to paint eggs for Easter with.
The sweet Puppy Love image is from Bugaboo stamps, and I colored it with Copics and a little Glossy Accents on the heart.

I attatched the image over a frame cut and embossed with a Nestabilities Heart Circles die.
I punched out a border with a MS punch and attached it together with a piece of leftover Christmas paper. The sentiment are from You Do. I finished of with a ribbon tied to a bow, a flower and some rhinestones.
It's not much more to say, it is a fairly simple and quick card to be made ​​by me.

I enter it in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Make Your Own Backing Paper
Robyns Fetish - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Wags´n Whiskers - Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon - Anything Goes

So that's all for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

You And Me, That´s We

torsdag 3 januari 2013

Hello friends!
I hope you all have had a good start to the new year. I've already written the wrong year, and it will surely be more times I guess:)
My daughter wanted a card to a couple of their friends who are getting married now in January, a real winter wedding in other words.
And since I just peeked in at Svensk Scrapbooking and seen their sketch challenge, I thought to use it to my card.
Since it would be a greeting to the bride and groom on the inside, I thought it would be nice if you could open it up, and therefore it became like this.
The image is a freebe from a magazine, unfortunately I do not remember which, because it was a while ago. I just colored it up a little with Copics and then added Star Dust Stickles. I drew around the edge with a black pen.
The paper I used are from Best Creation, they have lovely glittery papers perfect for weddings.
I used flowers and roses in pale colors. A doily and swirls, both in rhinestones and white made with Shapeabilities Floral Fluorishes was also adhered, together with a silvery metal corner in the upper left.
The sentiment was made with a stamp from Stämpelkällan.
I also want to play along with my card in the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Celebrate
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Robyns Fetish - Use a Doily
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stamptacular - Doilies Galore
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
I hope you all enjoy a happy and productive day with a lot of crafting:)
Hugs, Birgit

Vintage Udfordring

tisdag 1 januari 2013

Hello, and welcome to my blog!
It´s a New Year, and I hope that 2013 will be an amazing year for everyone, filled with things that make life wonderful. ( like crafting:))
Today I am so excited to begin this year by joining along Vintage Udfordring Challenge as a Guest Designer.
They start the year of with a fun sketch, I hope you come and play along with us.
Here is my take on it.
For my card today, I have used some of my favourite things... vintage angel stamp from Crafty Individuals, and another one that I often use, with notes from You Do stamp.
I layered it over the fantastic wax paper that becomes so great when you have crumple it and then folded it up again. I love it! Under that I used vintage papers from PION design Till Mor, and Prima Marketing Almanic Collection.

In the upper left corner I stamped with another Crafty Individual stamp in Coffee Archival Ink.
The sentiment on the tag was made with one Inkido stamp.
I finished of with Distress Ink colored in seam binding and lace tied to a bow. I placed a button in the middle. Some flowers and other stuff from my stash was adhered too.
Here are some more challenges I like to enter this card for:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp And Show - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Circle - Anything Goes
Thanks o much for your visit! I am REALLY looking forward to an awesome 2013 and hope that you will still be here with me to enjoy it all!
Hugs, Birgit