Take The Time To Do Nothing

lördag 28 februari 2015

Well hello there!
I hope you have a great weekend and that you can take it a bit easy, maybe not doing anything... more than crafting of course :) This is a card I made by inspiration from the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.

I used a sentiment stamp from Rox stamps and a K-designs paper.
Okay, that´s all for me today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
CAS (E) this Sketch - I used the Sketch
Crafty Sentiments Design - Clean & Simple
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday(I think ... take time off, doing nothing)

Le Jardin

torsdag 26 februari 2015

Hey there!
Today I have made a birthday card that I will give to a person that likes to cultivate in his garden so I wanted the card to have that theme. And I just love this color combination that I think is very beautiful.

The background I made myself by embossing paste that I first colored in with blue distress ink and a stencil which gave a nice texture. I also used a piece of white dry embossad paper left over from a previous project. The image was cut out from a Vintage Garden PION design paper. Over it I adhered the stamped heart with the Red Rubber Design sentiment that was cutout with a Spellbinders die. I finished my card with a pennant and a few things from my stash.
Wishing you all a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Mojo Monday - I used the Sketch and made the card 3,5x5,5"
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Lots of Layers
The Shabby Tea Room - Mason Jar Love
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes + Birthday

Mini card

tisdag 24 februari 2015

Hello there!
The challenge right now at Ett Trykk is Mini Cards, and I thought to hang on it. My card has the dimensions 8x10 cm. and is made with Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Cabinet Card die.

Materials used...PION Design Paris Flea Market paper, Penny Black 51-092 die, Red Rubber Design sentiment stamp, Shapeabilities Nested Lacey Pennants die, flowers, pearls, string and a Tiffany´s Treasures Jewel Center.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Ett Trykk - Mini Cards
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Favourite Colour Combination (Pink and Brown)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes


måndag 23 februari 2015

Happy Monday!
I have a new card to share with you today. I started by making the circle on the card with one of Nestabilities Majestic Elements dies. Then I placed a stamped image behind that was left over from making another card the other day.

Then, I stamped the Red Rubber Design bee, water colored it and cut it out. After adding some Star Dust Stickles I adhered it to my card together with thread, a feather and the sentiment.
That's it for today...thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
The Paper Players - I used the Sketch
Less is More - Wings
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Clean and Simple

Rectangle Pull Card

lördag 21 februari 2015

Hello and welcome to my blog!
Today I have a new card to show where I have used my Karen Burniston Pop It Ups die. I have not yet really become friend with it, I must say, so I have to work a little extra to get it good.

I started by coloring the image on the front with my Copics, I used a stamp from Penny Black's Mimi's Love sets.

I also added a little Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles.

For the inside, I did something completely different. I took out my Distress Markers and colored in a stamp from Inkido, then I sprayed it with water and made a stamp press on watercolor paper.

I used one of the dies from Spellbinders Card Creator set to cut the image out. I attached some different butterflies in the middle that pops up when the card is opened.

I love the fluttering butterflies and mild colors on this card, It makes me long for spring...
That is it for today! I hope you all have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo - Spring/Greens
Kraftyhands Blog - Hearts&Flowers
Through The Purple Haze - Embellish and Embellish
Simon Monday - A Piece of Paradise
Top Tip Tuesday - Rubber Stamps Only

Transparent Window Card

torsdag 19 februari 2015

Hello everyone!
Just a quick post today, I have a lot to catch up with! For over a week ago I saw a challenge over at Ett Trykk about using transparencies/acetate and now finally I have got my project done. 

So I have found a piece of an old acetate in my stash and made this window card, and it was a long time since I did this kind of window card I must say.
I used papers from PION design and a bithday sentiment stamp from Inkido.
As always, thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Ett Trykk - Transparencies/Acetate
Cute Card Thursday - Floral Delight
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with Sentiment
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment

A Flower For You

måndag 16 februari 2015

Hi everyone!
I hope you had a wonderful Valentin´s Day.  After all hearts and love, I wanted to do something completely different and this beautiful sunflower makes me think of summer and sunshine ... and I know it's coming sooner than you think.

I colored the image with my Copics and just added a little Diamond Stickles in the sunflower center.

So simple...and sweet:)
Thank you so much for visiting today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Floral Delight
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - All Creatures Great and Small
Copic Marker Sverige - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Valentine Hearts

lördag 14 februari 2015

Happy Valentine´s Day everyone!
I hope that you´re having a lovely day and are able to share it with those you love.
I needed one more valentine card for my son so this says: "I love you with all my butt. I should say heart but my butt is bigger".

I used a sentiment stamp from K-designs and a heart die from Penny Black.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a marvelous long weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Any Occation other than Birthday
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Favourite CAS or Fussy (It is CAS nowadays, my taste has changed over time)

Valentine Minialbum

torsdag 12 februari 2015

Hi everyone!
Several days ago, I started on this minialbum after I saw a challenge over at Ett Trykk, now finally I'm done with it! It took much longer than I had counted on, it was very much cut and paste...

I covered all the edges with washi tape, and used papers from Panduro the Country Red Paper Stack and some other leftovers from my stash.

I also added a resin swirl, a butterly and some flowers.

I put together the album with a couple of eyelets and a piece of natural twine.

That´s all from me today, bye for now...
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Simon Monday - Red+Pink
Make My Monday - Valentines
En Liten Butik - Kärlek, Rött och Rosa
Ett Trykk - Minialbum
Crafting by Designs - Love is in the Air

Sweet Hearts

onsdag 11 februari 2015

Hey there!
I´m dropping in to share a super fun card with a love theme and beautiful die cuts made by transparent acetat and and alcohol inks.

After I colored the acetat with alcohol inks I cut out the hearts with the Soft Caress die from Penny Black. 

Then I put them in my card that I made with my new "pop it ups" die Rectangle Pull Card by Elizabeth Craft designs. Then, I pimped up the Paris Flea Market paper from PION design with some more stamps and added a heart on the Eiffel Tower. It almost feels like a little spring in the air....:)

I used sentiment stamps from Whimsy Stamps and Inkido.

Okay, I hope you like today's project...I love it:) Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Love is in the air
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Sweethearts and Roses
Tuesday Throwdown - Love is in the Air
Papertake Weekly - Hearts and Flowers
Deep Ocean - Love is all around
We Do Doobadoo - Hearts and Flowers

Tiny Hands & Tiny Feet

söndag 8 februari 2015

Happy Sunday, everyone!
Just a quick post today to show you a new baby card that I have made in vintage style with papers from Pion design.

The stroller stamp, and the sentiment is from Red Rubber Design. Then I used a Artemio punch for the right edge of the card. Okay...I don´t think I need to say so much more about my collage card:)
Wishing you all great a day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anythig Goes (Bingo diagonal: blue, free, blue)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
StampARTic - Brug Blomster
Addicted To Stamps - Lots of Layers

My First ATC

torsdag 5 februari 2015

Hi there!
This is my first ATC card ever! I've never been really tempted to make some, but now I have made my first and I used some old leftover things from my stash.

Now that I have completed my first maybe it will be more of them, It was anyway really fun and easy to do this.
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Try It On Tuesday - Add a Photo
Ett Trykk - ATC
Clear It Out - Anything Goes

Carpe Diem

onsdag 4 februari 2015

Hi everyone!
I´m back with a new card where a familiar little fellow got to be in focus. Even the card is a bit smaller than usual, 9x13cm.

It is just as difficult to catch the day as to catch a fly, I think:) I colored the Inkido stamp with watercolors, and stamped the Reprint sentiment in Stazon Cherry Pink.
Thanks for looking!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Less is More - Little Ones
CAS-ual Fridays - Must Love Watercolor
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Animal Antics
As You Like It - Favourite Matt or Shiny (I always use matt papers except for Christmas, then I want it to shine)

Gift Card Box

tisdag 3 februari 2015

Hi there!
Today I have made a little different project, a box in which it is possible to have a gift card and even some candy if you like.

You can find a great tutorial HERE on the Splitcoaststampers.

 To my box I used papers from Fabscraps and PION design, the sentiment stamp on top is from You Do and the one on the inside is from Inkido.

I can say...it was really fun to do this, I will certainly do some more in the future!
Hope you have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes

It´s Valentine´s Time

söndag 1 februari 2015

Hi everyone!
Here comes another card with the love/valentine´s theme, it feels hot right now;) I started with an old bear stamp and painted it with watercolors, then I added a frame round the image by embossing with one Nestabilities Enhancing Elements Gold Squares One dies.

I couldn´t resist using one of Tim Holtz chitchat word stickers and a little heart to finish it of with.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
CAS-ual Friday - Must Love Watercolor
The Paper Players - Critter-Tine
Addicted to CAS - Hugs and Kisses