Birthday Card

måndag 29 juni 2015

Hi there!
Birthdays comes and goes all the time, and now it's time again to do some new cards because several people close to me are soon celebrating birthdays.

For this card I decided to try out my new Blooming Buds stamps from STAMPlorations, so I stamped the image and painted it with water colors. I also used one of sentiments that follows in the set and added a congrats die cut from Rox stamps.

I finished of with a few rhinestones for some sparkle and shine. Thanks so much for joining me, I hope you have a lovely day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Addicted To Stamps - Bingo (Flowers, Stamped Image, Punches/Dies)
Chocolate, Coffee&Cards - Seeing Red
Clear It Out - Theme: CAS style Stash: Favorite craft product right now is pearls, blingstones and sequins
613Avenue Create - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls - Happy Birthday
Stamping Sensations - Dies and Punches

Christmas Star

lördag 27 juni 2015

Hi crafters!
Today I'll show you a card I did not think would be done at all. When I saw this week's inspirations card at Muse:ChristmasVisions I was almost irritated, thinking that now I skip this week. I think a Christmas card should at least be able to feel or see that it is a Christmas card, this card has summer colors and nothing more than the text that reminds of Christmas. But after a while I decided to make a card anyway but I decided to skip the colors and focus on the little that is actually Christmas (for me), the stars, the silver glitter and keep the stripes but in other colors. So this is what you get from me today ...

...hope you like it, and can get at least little Christmas feelings out of it.
Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Muse:ChristmasVisions - Inspiration Card
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Stars and/or Stripes


onsdag 24 juni 2015

Hello crafters!
I hope you are all enjoying your week. I´m just popping in to share a card with a little fun summer theme.

It´s made with Distress inks and an image stamp from Stämpelgården. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant - up and away set. That´s it...I thought!
Okay, I forgot to mention that I painted a little silver twinklings to the fish so that it shines a little and I also added Glossy Accents to the eye.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Addicted to CAS - Splash
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Humorous Card
Our Creative Corner - What Makes You Smile
Make My Monday - The Beach (don´t know if my card is ok)

Shining Stars

tisdag 23 juni 2015

Hi everyone!
I finally had some time to get crafty...and I can not resist but participate in this weeks Muse:Christmas Visions challenge too:) Here is my card...

I started with the reindeer from Wild Rose Studio that I just stamped in Faded Jeans Distress ink and cut out. Next I added it with 3D foam to the background that also was made with Distress inks. I stitched around the edges with my sewing machine but without thread. Then I stamped the Inkido sentiment and white heat embossed it. I finished my card with a few bling stones.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Muse: ChristmasVisions - Inspiration Card
ABC Christmas - L for Lyrics (When I wish upon a star)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - CAS Clean and Simple
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Monochromatic
Deep Ocean - Monochrome

It´s A Good Day

måndag 22 juni 2015

Hello there crafters!
I hope you all have enjoyed a wonderful Midsummer weekend, unfortunately it rained here with me but we enjoyed anyway a lot of good food:) There are many who are now beginning their summer holidays and then perhaps it might be nice to devote oneself to the following activity...

...I have already given this card to my dad who likes to go fishing. I used an unknown image stamp that I colored with Distress inks and a sentiment stamp from Mama Elephant - Everyday Greetings set. I finished of the card  with a little glitter Stickles.
That´s all for me today, thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
CAS on Sunday - One Layer
Allsorts Challenge - Use a Stamp
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - Masculine Projects
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Kraftyhands Blog - For The Dads

It´s All About The Attitude

onsdag 17 juni 2015

Hello and welcome crafters!
To my card for the day I felt that I needed a sketch, and I found a good one over at Sketch Saturday which I used.

I started by coloring the image with Copic markers and then cut it down to a tag. The bottom edge was punched with a punch from Artemio. Old left over papers were used for the background and pennant.

I made the "bubbles"on the bottom right with a border die from Mama Elephant which was cut into smaller pieces.

The sentiment is actually taken from one of the stamps out of Whimsy Stamps Film Strip Sentiments set that I then trimmed a little. I also added a few bling stones.
Hope you like this card. Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Sketch Saturday - I used the Sketch
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Use Your Stash

Simply Christmas

söndag 14 juni 2015

Happy Sunday!
Right now, I think actually it's great fun making Christmas cards, at least in this simple variant:)

I used two Memory Box dies - Frostyville Wreath and Mini Holly Leaves. For the sentiment I used another die from Rox Stamps. The chipboard bird was heat embossed with Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby Blue embossing pouder. I finished of with a few red bling stones. That´s it.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Muse: Christmas Visions - I used the Inspiration Card
Top Tip Tuesday - Cut It Out
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas
Sister Act Card - Anything goes

Color Explosion

torsdag 11 juni 2015

Welcome to my blog today!
I created this card with layers of K-designs Color Explosion - Watercolor papers, it feels refreshing and lovely with the bright colors, there has been a lot of vintage inspired papers for a while now.

I first used one of the stamps from Penny Blacks mimi´s love stamp set and colored it up with Copics, I also added some Glossy Accents. Then I cut out the image with one Nestabilities Gold Squares One die.

A sentiment from Bildmålarna was gold heat embossed and adhered together with cut out leaves and some other things from my stash.
Wishing you all a happy sunny summer day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Sketch Saturday - I used the Sketch
Inky Impressions - Something In The Air
Tuesday Throwdown - Frame It
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (optional for your BFF)
Through The Purple Haze - Use Bright Colours
Copic Marker Sverige - Till en vän

School´s Out...It´s Summer

tisdag 9 juni 2015

Hi there!
I´m just dropping in to share a card I have made to a girl who ends the ninth grade, and I want to congratulate her for a great achievement! I just love this adorable crab image that I colored up with my Copics.

I added sun rays made with Dylusions Luscious Leaves stencil and Distress ink. Then I finished of with a metal button, Platinum Stickles and gold ribbon. Oops, I almost forgot...I made the sentiment on the PC.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Animals
Addicted To Stamps - Summer Colours
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Crazy4Challenge - Sunshine
Cute Card Thursday - Summer Colours
My Sheri Crafts - Splish, Splash

White Christmas

fredag 5 juni 2015

Hi everyone!
This week the hostess Kimberly Wiener at Muse: Christmas Visions has a tough challenge for us - create a card that is entirely white! It wasn´t easy, and not easy to photograph either...

...but this it how it turned out. The following dies/punches were used to make the card - Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Joy die set, Memory Box Traditional Stars die, Mama Elephant border dies, Martha Steward snowflakes punch and Go Kreate Large Frames Plain Circles. I used a Bildmålarna stamp for the sentiment and finished of with white pearls a little Star Dust Stickles.
Have a great summer day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Muse: Christmas Visions - Card Inspiration
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Clear It Out - Theme: Anything Goes Stash: You Chose (see above)
ABC Christmas - K is for Keep it Simple

2 or 4 Legs

onsdag 3 juni 2015

Hey there crafters!
I´m dropping in to share a card I created with the challenge over at Less is More in mind. I don´t know how many legs to be counted here, but I think they are so cute that I just count their feet, and then there will be only four...together:)

I used a Penny Black stamp - Hedgehog Kisses, a sentiment stamp from Mama Elephant - Everyday Greetings and Distress inks.
Okay, that´s all for me...wishing you all a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Less is More - 2 or 4 Legs
Addicted to CAS - Animal
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark

Merry Christmas This Year Again...

tisdag 2 juni 2015

Hello crafters!
Time for another Christmas card, I will have plenty when it's time for Christmas:) And again, I took great inspiration from Tracey McNeelys card over at Muse: Christmas Visions.

I used the Winter Flurry Frame stencil from Memory Box to create the background, the Nellie Snellen X mas tree dies and one edge die from Mama Elephant for the scene. The sentiment is from Inkido and a few bling stones finish it of.
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Muse: Christmas Visions - Card Inspiration
ABC Christmas - Keep it Simple
Natalie and Amy´s - Christmas
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes