fredag 31 maj 2013

Hi there!
I have a wedding card to show you today.
It's that time of the year when many people choose to get married.

I decided to do a monochromatic, and I have used the Sizzix Scallop Heart Doily embossing folder set, and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.

The sentiment are made with a You Do stamp, then I cut it out with one Shapeabilities Fancy Tags Three die.
I finished of with a couple of  glittery ribbons, a button, pearls and a rhinestone flower.

That´s it for today. Thanks for looking!
I wish you all a great weekend, take it easy.
Hugs, Birgit.

Entered Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - I used the Sketch
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Tie a Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Monochromatic
Stamp With Fun - Wedding

Plant Sticks

onsdag 29 maj 2013

Hello there everyone!
It is time for a new post on the blog at Hobbyhärvan.
Today I´m showing a new fun project, if you want to see more, take a step over to Hobbyhärvan and take a look.
Whish you a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Into The Woods

tisdag 28 maj 2013

Hi everyone!
I have a card to share today, that I have made after being inspired by the challenges over at Simon Says Stamp and Show, and Craft Your Passion Narural Materials.

I have used the same image and almost the same colors as in my last post.
I think it's quite funny to compare them and see the difference when you can blend the colors out.

I hope you feel that you're out in the woods among the snails, leaves and vegetation!

Material list:
Colors: Copic Pens, Distress ink. - Vintage Photo
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps - Love You Slow Much, Sentiment - You Do
Papers: Prima Marketing - Nature Garden, Maja Design - Vintage Summer Basics
Dies: Nestabilities - Lacy Squares, Tim Holtz Alterations - Tattered Leaves, Die Namics - Swirl
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Natural Ribbon, Feathers, Wood Button, Natural Twine, Flowers, Branches and Berries.

I hope you enjoyed my card.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Some other challenges I also found for my card:
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Punches/Dies
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Celebrate Friendship

News, And A Gift Envelope

fredag 24 maj 2013

Hi friends!
First of all today, I can tell you that it will be a Scrapp meeting this fall in Västervik with Hobbyhärvan, on the 26th - 27th October. What a great news for all of us who like to craft, it´s always very fun!

Then I have made ​​a gift envelope. It's made of translucent, almost like wax paper and I wanted to try to paint with Copic pens on it.
Since it is not possible to blend the colors, it almost looks like watercolor painting.
But I like it!

Here you can see the transparency.

I used the Love You Slow Much stamp from Whimsy stamps for the image, and the sentiment are made with one Inkido stamp.
Thank you for visiting today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Here Comes Summer
Divas By Design - Friendship
Try It On Tuesday - On The Wild Side
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Enjoy Your Day

onsdag 22 maj 2013

Hi all! Welcome and thanks for stopping by.
Today I am extra happy because I have got the opportunity to be a Guest Designer over at Digital Delights.
I´m so honoured and delighted to be able to showcase the inspiring "Conductor Colin" image.

First I colored him with Copic pens, added a little Platinum/Diamond Stickles and Glossy accents.
Then i cut him out with Nestabilities Labels Eleven.
I used papers from Inkido "Is This Love" collection.

The notes was made with Die-namics dies, and for the black flowers I used one Memory Box die.
The butterflies was punched out with a Martha Stewert punch.

The sentiment is taken from the "Keeping In Touch" sentiment set.
And lastly, I added flowers, ribbons, pearls and the tag.
That´s it for my Digital Delights piece this week.
Have a great day my friends!
Hugs, Birgit

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Card Crafters Cicle - Construction Cards
Timeless Tuesday - Butterlies
Everybody Art - Flowers
Deep Ocean - Ribbons and/or Laces

Camera Safari

måndag 20 maj 2013

Hello everyone!
I´m starting off the week with a fun bag card, by using sweet Henry from Whiff Of Joy, and papers from October Afternoon Woodland Park.
"We wish you many unforgettable moments that will give you unforgettable memories."

He´s so lovely...but what has the frog on his head? Is it a crown or a varm hat??
Yes, think of what you can find in the forest / jungle.

I stamped grass and paw prints directly onto a slightly wider ribbon.
Henry and the frog are colored with Copics and then cut out.

Okay... I will not talk much more about this project,
just entering it into the following challenges:

Robyns Fetish - Four Legged Friends
Dream Valley - Animals
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes  with school twist (learn about animals or photographing perhaps?)
CMC Copic - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

To Be Strong Is To Dare To Appear Weak

fredag 17 maj 2013

Happy Friday!
It's fun to try to create anything other than cards sometimes, so here I taken the opportunity to do a wall hanger where I used Inca Gold on fabric.
Sooo.... if you have time to look at some pictures, you are welcome.

I started by gluing fabric on a thick piece of cardboard.
Then I put a stencil from Dylusions over and added Graphite Inca Gold with a sponge.

I painted around the leaves with a black pen for better contrast.
Then I put on white Crackle Paint and a little Distress Ink Vintage Photo around the edges.

The image has a great structure and is also self-adhesive!
I framed it with some fabulous lace and ribbons.

I wrapped a die cut heart with red silk paper (glued).
To tone down the red color, I stroked over it with white gesso and removed some of it before it had dried. Then I sponged over it with little black Distress Ink.

Then it was just to continue decorating with flowers, ribbons, feathers and metal corners.

The text I have used is from a K-designs stamp, which I then cut into pieces.
I almost forgot to mention the hanger which is from Melissa Frances.

That's all for today!
Hugs, Birgit

I found some challenges to enter my project into:
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Wags´n Whiskers - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - No Digis Allowed
Simon Says Stamp - Flower Power
Stampotiqeu - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Smell the Roses
Ett Trykk - Alt annet enn Kort
Cupcake Craft - Lots of Layers

Live Life Today

tisdag 14 maj 2013

I´m back with my newest card, and a new card fold for me.
I found it at Splitcoaststampers and it is called Lever Card. It looked fun, so I had to give it a try.

I used a stamp from Norsk Stempelblad for the image, and I stamped it on a light gray paper.
The sentiment underneath was made with a Dear Lizzy stamp.

I dry embossed coordinations paper with the Tim Holtz Revited Metal folder and then sanded it.

The flower is made of metal tape over cardstock and jute fabric. I run it thru my embossing machine and then cut out flowers with Nesting Dies from Xcut. Then I painted it with black acrylic paint, wiped of a part and shaped it a little. Pearls in the middle finished it.

I also adhered a metal charm, metal corner, ribbon, a pin button and some other stuff from my stash.

I hope you´ve enjoyed my project for today!
Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Cards For Men - Fancy Folds
Bearly Mine - Lucky Dip ( metal, pearls/gems, die cuts)
Stamp With Fun - Selfmade Flowers
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes

Have You Heard The News...

fredag 10 maj 2013

Hello blogfriends!
It´s Friday already! Oh my! Time goes by way too fast.
I have a card for you today that I made for this weeks challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room, and some other challenges too:)

I must say I like the result myself, the colors, the texture and the Shabby / Vintage look is fantastic.

Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Embossing and Texture
Crafty Creations - Something Old/Something New (Old stuff except the flowers I made the other day of bag clips and plastic)
Allsorts Challenge - Add some sparkle

Today I have a little hurry, so if you have any question, please leave a comment down below.
Hope you like this card. Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Warning! A Hug Can Jump Out When You Open ...

onsdag 8 maj 2013

Hi friends!
Today I have something a little different to share...I tried my hand at a new card folding, at least, it is for me!
I got the idea from Norma.
Well take a peek and let me know what you think.

I used this weeks sketch over at Bearly Mine for my card.
The mouse on the front is painted with MCP pens, but to the image on the inside, I used Copics.

The leaves are made with Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Movers & Shapers dies. Then I run them through a swirl embossing folder and sponged them over with Distress inks.

Papers: Bildmålarna - Sweet tones, Prima Marketing - Divine Collection
Stamps: Image - "Birthday Baby Boy" Whimsy Stamps, Sentiment - K-Designs and Reprint

I used a swirl die from Die-namics, and a Cherish Border die from Mamory Box.

I used a mixture of flowers and finished of with some blue colored in seam binding, a pin and pearls.

There were a lot of pictures today, so thank you for reading this far!
Have a great rest of the day!
Hugs, Birgit

Challenges that I am entering with this project:
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Use a Sentiment
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Swirls
Cards For Men - Animals
One Stop Craft - Flower Power
Simply Create Too - All about Babies

My Friend

måndag 6 maj 2013

Hello and welcome to my blog and a new week!
Today I shall show you a box that I have made with embossed metallic tape.

I cut the embossed tape into pieces which I covered over the box.

I decided to antique my metal with a coat of black acrylic paint. I wiped of the excess and sanded the surface a bit.

I added a key and a "lock" that I first heat embossed with copper embossing pouder, then I added a little silver Inka Gold.

I also added a chain, laces, paper cut outs, metal corners, flowers with Gesso and some other items from my stash.

That´s it. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Inspired by (Recycling!)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Ett Trykk - Alt annet enn kort
Scrappy Frogs - Free Choice
Stamping Sensations - Embossing and Texture