Time Flies...

torsdag 30 januari 2014

 Hi everyone!
There have been some pretty cold and windy days here with me so it's quite nice to sit inside crafting for a little while. I´m sharing this card today that I made to a man's birthday in February.
There are layers upon layers of printed papers from Authentique Remembrance bundle, and at the top a Vintage Paintables image which I colored with Copic pens.

I sanded the edges and I also added a few things from my stash. The butterfly was first rubbed with some Inka Gold paints, then I added Stickles and some threads from a split twine. For the date sentiment I used a Dear Lizzy stamp.
I had good help from the sketch over at The Paper Players to make this card.
I also enter the Simon Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes With Twine or String and the challenge over at Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs Birgit

News! "Hobbyhärvan" Is Now "Miss Agnes"!

tisdag 28 januari 2014

Hi again!
I have some news to share today too. "Hobbyhärvan" where I´m a proud member of the design team has now got a new name. The name is now "Miss Agnes", there is also a new BLOG and a new FACEBOOK page. Please have a look and tell us what you think.

A different shop ...

Hugs, Birgit


Hello everyone, thanks so much for dropping in!
This weekend I had some crafting time and I decided to play with this week's sketch at Less is More. So here you have my interpretation of it.

I created the dots with the Mini Tile Texture stencil from CraftersWorkshop and Distress ink.
The Prima Vintage Paintables rose was colored with Copics, Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles then cut out by hand. Sentiment stamp - Bildmålarna.
Well that´s it for now. Hope you are all having a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Created With Love - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - No Designer Paper

He Makes You Smile

söndag 26 januari 2014

Hello friends!
Where you least expect it, there may be a warm heart, and here's a guy who can warm up any heart!
This is maybe a little different Valentine´s day card:)

He looks a little crazy, but he seems to have a heart of gold.

Today I'll make the post short and just list the products I've used:
Washables papers "Antique Feel" Stamps Away Collection
Distress inks, Distress Stain -"brushed pewter"
Phineas Pinchbeck stamp from The Artistic Stamper
Butterfly and Swirl stamp from Inkido
Sentiment stamp from Kaisercraft
Diamonds stencil from Wendy Vecchi Studio 490
Embossing Paste white Wendy Vecchi Studio 490
Lace, Natural twine, Bloom application and one leftover heart from a die cut.

So that´s it for today, thanks for your visit!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Charisma Cardz - It´s a Boy Thing
Delightful Challenges - You Have My Heart
Winter Wonderland - Butterflies
Frilly and Funkie - The Warmth of Winter
Totally Papercrafts Friday - One for the Boys

Just Bee-Cuz

fredag 24 januari 2014

Hello friends!
Today's card is really the simplest of the simple. The funny thing about this is that I've used some small pieces of fabric instead of paper. I got the inspiration to make this card after seeing Cas-ual Fridays challenge "Color Blocks".
The sentiment stamp are from Red Rubber Design.
Hope you enjoyed it - wish you a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies - Card Only-Anything Goes

Card With A Useful Pocket

onsdag 22 januari 2014

Hi friends! I have made yet another card...
but this one has a pocket in which I have been thinking that I can put a small gift or money along with the tag. I think it's always good to have something like this ready when it pops up a birthday or something else you want to celebrate.

I have been using:
Paper - "The Optimist" Collection from Prima Marketing
Stamp - K-designs
The chipboard heart with metal tape was first embossed with Retro Swirls embossing folder from mpress, thereafter painted with black acrylic paint and then wiped off and sanded.
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Floral Fluorishes die
 Feathers, half pearls, ribbons and lace

Have a nice day, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Valentines Day or Use Hearts
StampARTic - Tag

Birthday Time

söndag 19 januari 2014


Happy Sunday! I´m back sharing a card made with this weeks sketch over at Sketch N Stash. I used Go Kreates die Large Frames Frilly # 7 because I wanted to do something other than just a square card.

I've had a stamp from Nellie Snellen lying unused for some time and now I felt that it was time to stamp and paint it up. After I colored the image with Copics I heated in some Stampendous Shabby Pink embossing powder.

I attached the image over a  die cut made with Nestabilities Decorative Labels One and papers from Prima Marketing the Meadow Lark Collection.
To the left is a die cut made ​​with Memory Box Cherish Border die and for the sentiment I used one K-designs stamp and the round are from Rox Stamps.
I finished of with buttons and a few other things from my stash.
Bye for now...
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Buttons & Bows
Stampin For The Weekend - Happy Birthday
Fairy Tale - Bows
Deep Ocean - Birthday
Stamping Sensations - Buttons, Buttons and Bows
Copic Marker Sverige - Anything Goes

Best Wishes

fredag 17 januari 2014

Hello all, thanks for stopping by!
I have made ​​yet another C & S card, I'm in such a period right now and it's really fun. I also think that it's fun to play around with my stencils, I think they go well with this card style. 

Stencils: Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Dots & Stripes Borders and Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend
Dies: Memory Box Manor House  Punch: Martha Stewart (small flowers)
Sentiment stamp: Free Bentley Bear stamp set
Others:  Distress inks, Glossy Accents, Rhinestones

Okay that´s it for me....I hope you are having a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
As You Like It - Favourite C&S Style & Why (Stencils are fun right now)
Crafts And Me - Use a Heart
Sparkles Forum - Show us your new Stash (Diamond stencil, Memory Box die)
The Squirrel and the Fox - Show off your New Stuff (Diamond stencil, Memory Box die)
Crafting By Designs - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes


tisdag 14 januari 2014

Hello friends! Having fun with this new tree stencil from Clear Scraps which I have just received. I just had to try it, and I combined it with another "old" heart stencil from You Do to create this OLC card.
It amused me to make the card in the size 3,5 X5, 5 because that is what is asked for over at Crazy 4 Challenges this week.
For the sentiment I used one of the stamps from Whimsy Stamps Film Strip Sentiments collection.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day...
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Robyns Fetish - No Pattern Paper-Card Stock Only
Less Is More - OLC Hearts
Papertake Weekly - New Year, New Stash
Crazy 4 Challenges - Skinny Cards
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thinking Of You

måndag 13 januari 2014

Hi everyone!
It´s time for my first DT post this year over at Hobbyhärvan.
If you want to see more, take a step over HERE.

It´s always a pleasure to see you here, thank you for your visit today!
Hugs, Birgit


lördag 11 januari 2014

Well friends...today I would like to show you one more "simple" card, and see there, it looks a lot more than what it actually is. I just cut out a Shapeabilities D-LitesWindow Three die and used it as a stencil. Then I sponged around it with a couple of blue Distress inks and stamped the branch and the bird with Prima stamps. I finished of with rhinestones, a piece of twine and the stamped letters.
All right...thanks for visiting me today. Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Ett Trykk - Önsker for det nye året (Mer fri tid...till pyssel:))
As You Like It - Favourite Single Colour ( because blue always looks great)
Simon Monday - Blues
Top Tip Tuesday - Clean&Simple
Stampin With The Dragon - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays - In a Word

Sent With Love

torsdag 9 januari 2014

Hi everyone! I´m back today with a new vintage romantic card, that I made with Everyday Vintage Paintables from Prima Marketing and Shapeabilities D-lites Window Three. I have been bargain-hunting both products on sale now after Christmas, so this is a fun new stuff to me.

It was really fun to color these Paintables and I used my Distress Markers to do it.

I cut out the window with the D-lites die in kraft CS and placed a vintage image inside.

I used a metal buckle that I first painted with black acrylic paint and then wiped away a part before it had time to dry. Then I attached it to my card together with some lace, flowers, pistils, nature twine and a little tag stamped with a StampingScrapping stamp. All the edges are distressed with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Here below you can peek on the inside if you want.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Inky Impressions - Something New
Try It On Tuesday - In with the New
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (New)
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Out with the Old, In with the New

My Valentine Wish

tisdag 7 januari 2014

Hi friends!
I´m fighting against the dark, it is not easy to take any decent pictures at all right now... sigh. Anyway, I have made this card in a simple style with one of the beautiful motifs from the Graphic45 Be My Valentine paper.
I just cut out a rectangle and placed the image in it. Around the edge, I added X-mas red Stickles and sprinkled over Stampendous Fran-tage red crushed glass glitter and let it dry.

The sentiment are from K-designs, and that was all.
Hope you have a wonderful day today as many return to work and resume normal activities.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Clean and Simple
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
The Squirrel And The Fox - Anything Goes

You´re The Best

lördag 4 januari 2014

Hello friends, followers and visitors!
Now that the holidays soon are over I've finally got back on the track. Our house has been more or less full all the time and there has not been much crafting time over, so now I have a strong need to throw me over my crafting stuff.
The first project for the year will be a card for a man. When I was looking through last year's projects, I found some nice ones for men which I had made at the beginning of last year, so it inspired me to do this.

I started with a piece of paper that I saved for months waiting to be used, where I used the stencil Mini Deco Doily from The Crafters Workshop together with Graphite Inka Gold. I cut it out and placed it behind the image from PION design.
The little bird was first covered with white Gesso, then I added  clear rock candy Distress crackle paint and little Stampendous Shabby Blue embossing pouder.

The small Memory Box Blooming Poinsettia flowers were left after the Christmas crafting, I used Distress Stain Brushed Pewter on them and they had a beautiful silver-gray color. A flourish canvas was colored in with a few sprays and was added together with a couple of old stamps and a few other things from my stash.

This is a card in completely different colors against what I normally use. Paper by Glitz Design "Sunshine In My Soul" paper pack and sentiments from Red Rubber Stamps, cut out with Whimsy Stamps Film Strip die.
We have a very mild winter so far here where I live, I still wish it could snow a little...
Thanks so much for visiting me today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - Ribbon
Allsorts Challenge - Free&Easy
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes