You Are The Best!

tisdag 30 juli 2013

Hello friends!
I was inspired to make this card after I got to see the latest issue of Ett Trykk.
And I think it's time for a man's card again here on the blog, so here's one.

"Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice."

I used a minis stamp from Paper Artsy, colored it a bit with Distress Markers before I mounted it into a frame, that I made with one Frameabilities Scalloped Edge Frame.
The frame was cut out from a piece of Authentique paper, then I sponged over the frame with white Gesso before I removed the frame die to get the white dots. After that I added a layer clear rock candy crackle paint.

I adhered it to a vintage tag that I first had run through Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folder, and then sponged the surface with a few different distress inks.
I wrote the sentiment on my old typewriter, cut it out and adhered it together with other stuff from my stash.

I used the same papers for the inside. The crown is made with a Red Rubber Design stamp.

I think that´s about all. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great summer!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
As You Like It - Favourite Fancy Fold &Why
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie - Any Way You Fold It

Pimped Toothpicks

söndag 28 juli 2013

Hello everyone!
I hope you all have a good time in the summer.
It's already Sunday again and I have a new project on K-design blog.

Take a step over if you want to see more...K-designs.
Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Thinking Of You

torsdag 25 juli 2013

Hello again!
Here is a new project... and it is a card!  Not so surprising perhaps but I've twisted it up a bit and made ​​a tag card this time:) So please enjoy.

Supplies I used on my card...
Image stamp: Flower Fairies from Whimsy Stamps, I colored it up with Distress Markers and a little bit Star Dust Stickles.

Sentiment stamp: Film Strip Sentimens from Whimsy Stamps.
Tag stamps: Bildmålarna and Rox Stamps.
Papers: Fabscraps, High Tea Cherries and Organic Strawberries.

Accessories: Die-namics swirl die, metal corner, flowers, pom-pom balls, doilies, ribbon, twine, a butterfly button, rhinestones and an eyelet.

Now I will take the opportunity to enjoy another sunny and warm day here in Sweden. We have had a fantastic summer so far.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - For the Girls
Paper Crafting Journey - Punches and/or Die cuts
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Birthdays
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Die-ing for a Punch
Top Tip Tuesday - Spooled Items
Craft Your Passion - Happy Birthday
Stamp With Fun - Celebrate

I Count You Twice

tisdag 23 juli 2013

Hi everybody!
Hope you have a great time and enjoy the summer.
Today´s card is made with this weeks sketch over at Card Crafter´s Circle.

The idea for this card, I've had a long time now, but for various reasons it has not been done until now.

I used papers from Authentique Paper, the Cherish collection. And tags, that I cut out from a Crate sheet of paper. 

I started by stamping the push button background with a Crafty Individuals stamp in Faded Jeans Distress ink. Then I mounted the push buttons, and stitched it on a piece of fabric.

I also used the One the fence die from Tim Holtz Alterations on a piece of blue cardstock, and adhered it under the lace and buttons.
The sentiments was stamped with stamps from Eline´s Winter Huis and Rox Stamps.

I cut out a butterfly and adhered it together with a pin and some flowers.
I think that was about all.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Alota Rubber stamps - Butterflies
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Autumn Colours

Oh,... What Fun With Wedding

söndag 21 juli 2013

Hi there!
I´m back today with a new post over at K-designs blog, and I have made a wedding card for a couple who are about to marry!
I hope you will stop over to K-designs for a closer look.
Have a great Sunday!
Hugs, Birgit

We Remember Moments

torsdag 18 juli 2013

Hello everyone!
It became a bit of paper left after yesterday's altered heart-shaped box for Hobbyhärvans blog.
Oh, it was such a cute kitten on it... that inspired me to make a collage card in slightly different size.

I combined it with a few other vintage images I have saved, and stuff from my stash.

And now I got usage for one of those old buttons I bought a few years ago in a second hand shop, I love them all.

Off now to fix some coffee:) I hope you have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Buttons & Bows
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Girly
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - I love my Pet
The Squirrel and The Fox - Use something Spooled
Ett Trykk - Blomster og Sommerfugler

You Are The Sun...

onsdag 17 juli 2013

Hi there!
I´m sharing this altered heart-shaped gift box on the Hobbyhärvans blog today... be sure to click over for a closer look.

So glad you stopped by! Wish you a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Guest Designer At K-designs

söndag 14 juli 2013

Hi there!
I´m so excited and honored to share with you that I will be joining
K-designs as a Guest Designer for the next sex months. I´m so glad for this opportunity, thank you Kattiz.

If you want to see more, take a step over to K-designs blog.
Wish you a great and sunny day!
Hugs, Birgit

You´re The Best

fredag 12 juli 2013

Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog!
I just want to show a center step card that I have made for some gentleman around here.

I started with those great "Little bit of-Together" papers from K-designs. I think they are perfect for male cards, so I wanted to use them.
Then I picked up the Phineas Pinchbeck stamp from The Artistic Stamper, but I didn´t like the sentiment on it.
So I covered it, and then replaced it with another text from another stamp.
Then I colored it up a little with a couple of Copic pens, and cut it out.

I used another Watches Background stamp from The Artistic Stamper and cut out pieces to the two sides.
The words  at the bottom was made with Darkroom Door Dashing Gents stamps.
The mini hat stamp was clear heat embossed and cut out before I adhered it with 3-D pads for a dimensional look.
I added glossy accents to the  clock face. A couple of gearwheels, a charm with a paperclip finished of my card.
Thanks for your visit today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - Add a Bow
Craft Room - Vintage Stamping
Divas By Design - Charming
Try It On Tuesday - Show us Your Metal

Love Makes The World A Beautiful Place

tisdag 9 juli 2013

Hello everyone, happy Tuesday!
I hope that your part of the world is having some nice weather!
I bought a new (for me) pair of embossing folders from Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations, and immediately wanted to play with them of course:)

I started out with coloring up the embossing folder with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.
Then I laid  a piece of  Hello Summer Echo park paper in the folder and run it through my machine.

I cut out a Vintage image from a Crafty secrets paper and adhered it on a little paper bag,
that i first had stamped with a Inkido Post Card stamp.

In the bag I placed a little tag made with a Magnolia die.
The air balloon from Stampers Anonymous was stamped,
and then heat embossed with clear embossing pouder.
I then added one bottle cap over the ballon.
Then I decorated the rest of the card with stuff from my stash.
Hope you are having a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - The Great Outdoors
Simon Says Stamp And Show - A little Stamping
Crafty Friends - Summer
Allsorts Challenge - Favourite Things (I love embossing)
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Captured Memories
Sparkles Forum - Steampunk or Vintage

She Wanted To Go...

fredag 5 juli 2013

Hello all blog friends, happy Friday!
This week there is a challenge at The Shabby Tea Room with a wonderful picture with inspiring flowers I immediately fell for.
Here is a card I created for this challenge, and a few others.

I started this card by coloring up a digi image with my Copics, I also added some Diamond and Star Dust Stickles.
Then I layered it in a frame made with Frameabilities Scalloped Edge Frame.

I used papers from the lovely Meadow Lark collection from Prima Marketing.
The sentiment are made with Red Rubber Designs stamps.
For the newsprint I taped Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap paper on a piece of the patterned paper.

The swirl in the left lower corner were made with a stamp from Vilda Stamps.
I distressed all the edges with Dusty Concord and decorated with stuff from my stash.
That´s it, I hope you like my card, thanks for your visit today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale - Favourite Colors
Lady Anne´s- Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Glorious Flowers

tisdag 2 juli 2013

Hi friends!
I want to celebrate summer and all its flowers with this card.
It's a great time but it is just too short here where I live.
I used the sketch over at Mojo Monday, and congratulations to the 300 challenges!

I have used a Sara Kay stamp, then I colored it with my Copics,
little Glossy Accent and Star Dust Stickles.

For this card I used papers from last years Sunshine collection from Inkido.
I also added flowers of course, some pearls, Paper Pen, doily and twine.
Okay...that´s it for I go out in the sun!
Hugs, birgit

Entered callenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Created With Love - For the Girls
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Anything but Square
Crafty Boots - Anything but Square
CMC Copics - Colors of Summer
Creatalicious - All about Summer