Don´t Forget Me...

måndag 30 november 2015

Hello everyone!
My, how the weeks are rushing now, tomorrow it's already December...I don´t know how that happened. Anyway, here is a real cutie who don´t want to be forgotten at heart melts:)

For this card, I colored up the adorable image with my Copics and combined it with Bo Bunnys Sleigh Ride papers. I cut "hello" out of glittery silver paper with a Mama Elephant die and for the sentiment I used a Joy Crafts speech bubble die. I also added some 3D snow and Star Dust Stickles. This was quite a easy card to make and I love how cute it turned out!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´d like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can - Don´t Forget The Animals
Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick (glitter it up,"bauble" shaped)
Creatalicious - Merry Christmas
Clear It Out - It´s Snowing, It´s Snowing (Theme:Holiday-Christmas Stash:Glitter)
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Winter Wonderland - Add some Sparkle and Bling
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes

Silent Night

fredag 27 november 2015

Hello friends!
I´m popping in today for a quick share (it´s a busy time of year) to show this card where I have created a combination of textures and dimension by using embossing folder and dies.

First I cut out the cabinet with Tims Movers and Shapers die from a piece of shimmering cardstock. Then I used We R memory keepers "Gemstone" next lewel embossing folder to create a fantastic texture. I adhered it with 3 D foam over a background made with watercolors and snowflake stamps. The reindeer was cut with a die from Tims "Holiday Joy" stamp/die set, Memory Box "Traditional Stars" and Mandys "God Jul" dies are also used.
As always so grateful for your visit to my blog and I wish you a lovely weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Cold Outside
Crafty Boots - Spots or Dots
Stampin Royalty - Winter Theme
Time Out - Snowflakes are Winters Butterflies
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Winter

Exercise Log

onsdag 25 november 2015

Hi there!
Today I have something completely different to show you, I think it's good to get a break with something other than just Christmas projects. I usually write down my training in a simple diary, and it is time to start a new one.

 As usual I want alter it and this time I want it to have a clean and precise expression. Therefore, it has got natural colors, fast legs and a pounding heart ... and that is all that is needed.
Many thanks for stopping by - I hope you enjoyed my project!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Kraftyhands Blog - Need for Speed
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Wishing You A Merry Christmas

tisdag 24 november 2015

Hello Again!
Yes, I'm back again with a new Muse:ChristmasVisions card. I really love Betty Wright's cards, they are always beautiful so it's not hard to find inspiration.

Ok, I think you see how it's created. Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also entering the following challenges:
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Allsorts - At least three die cuts
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Christmas Altered Zink Box

söndag 22 november 2015

Hello crafters!
Ok, today I have an old zinc box to show that I have altered for Christmas, I intend to give away a Christmas gift in it. As usual when I get an idea, I get such a rush to get started that I totally forget to take a "before" picture.

But here is "after" my makeover. I started by painting the lid with white gesso to get a good base for the decoupage image which I then mounted. Then I went loose in my stash and had fun with dies, metal / ordinary flowers, etc.

I think that´s all that needs to be said about this project...sorry for the slightly gray photos, it was a bit poorly with daylight when they were taken. I hope you have had a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie - An Altered State
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas Present
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes Mixed Media

Glittery Christmas

fredag 20 november 2015

Hello Crafters!
Here is another Christmas card with an old fashioned Santa, and perhaps the whole card goes in a bit unusual Christmas colors.

I found the image of Santa in my stash, I decided to combined it with papers from Webster´s Pages "A Christmas Story Collection, I think it´s from last year. Next, I had some fun with the Cozy Christmas "Jingle Bells" die to cut and create the bell banner. My sentiment is made with Mandys die. I think that's about it. As always, thanks so much for your visit!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m entering the following challenges:
Craft for the Craic - Something Glittery
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Christmas
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

Christmas Matchbox

onsdag 18 november 2015

Hello friends!
Today I have a quick post...with another Christmas altered matchbox. This is a little smaller than the one I showed a few days ago.

I used papers from Bo Bunnys "Sleigh Ride" collection. For the edge at the top I used Tim Holtz Alterations "Boughs of Holly" die and Distress inks. I also made a mini tag stamped with a small Christmas greeting which were adhered with twine and red berries. At the top of the box I added 3D snow and sprinkled over glitter.

 Okay then ... the reindeer got some glitter on his horns ... and on the frame :) 
Now I'm ready. Thank you so much for looking today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze - Baby It´s Cold Outside But Hot Inside

Merry Christmas

måndag 16 november 2015

Hello Crafters!
It´s time again for another fun challenge over at Muse: Christmas Visions, this week Chriss Blagrave is our Muse and I have created a card that I want to share.

It is not easy to "Take great pictures of your card" and therefore it is the challenge at Ett Trykk right now. They give a lot of tips on how to make the pictures better. Now I had not much time today to try different things, but one photo is taken with an angle and I also styled a little on one side.

The second is taken from straight ahead with a blurred background, I might have used a neutral background instead, to see the difference better. I think I'll try with another card in the future.
Supply list:
Memory Box Winter Flurry Frame Stencil
Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Greens dies
Poppy Stamps Small Blooming Poisettia die
Poppy Stamps Berry Sprig die
Inkido sentiment stamp
White embossing pouder, Distress inks, Star Dust Stickles, Dylusions Sprays

Whishing you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Birgit

Also entering:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - No Patterned Paper
Creatalicious - Merry Christmas
Wags`n Whiskers - Embossing

It´s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

lördag 14 november 2015

Hi everyone!
Today I have a large matchbox to show you that I have dressed up for the winter and Christmas time. Either I give it away ... or I keep it myself:)

I used some nice old papers from Panduro that I found in my stash to both front and backside, then I decorated them a little different. The sentiment from Marianne design were die cut and then filled in with a Zig Writer chalk pen.

To the other side, I used a couple of metal decorations including one from Tim Holtz. The box got beautiful rich colors  with the flowers in a little vintage / retro style that I think is great for Christmas.
Thanks so much for looking, I hope you all have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m entering the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Anything but a Card
ABC Christmas - W is for Wild Thing
Papertake Weekly - Christmas Critters
The Sisterhood of Crafters - It´s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas


onsdag 11 november 2015

Hello Crafters!
Happy Wednesday to you! Today I'll show you something else than Christmas projects, and it´s the challenge over at Less is More, that has inspired me to make this card.

 I have used a lot of orange, yellow, and some red Distress inks together with Tim Holtz "Rays" stencil. I also added embossing powders in copper and aged gold. For the sentiment I used a Mama Elephant die, I adhered the lower panel with foam pads for a raised effect. And that´s it I think, I finished of with a golden sequin.
Now to the question...Is it a fire or is it a sunrise / sunset? Well, it is for you to decide:)
Thanks so much for visiting!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Sprinkle
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays - Precious Metals
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Deck The Halls...

måndag 9 november 2015

Hello crafters!
Let me first of all thank Muse: ChristmasVisions for my guest designing there last week, it was so fun to see what everyone created and I can only conclude that there is so much creativity out there among you. Thanks!

And of course I also want to join this week when Kimberly Wiener is our Muse. I tried to stick to the theme, although I did not have any cat. I found this old reindeer stamp instead which also looks a little tired, poor thing. At first I thought about a one-layer card but I changed my mind and added a strip of silver paper behind the front panel for a little more interest. I also added some snow and glitter, I have, as usual, a bit difficult to resist the glitter on the Christmas cards:)
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also going to link to:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

When You Stop Believing In Santa You Get Socks For Christmas...

söndag 8 november 2015

Hello crafters!
Here are two cozy winter friends from the Penny Black stamps which give each other some "Holiday Hugs". I colored them with my Copics and then cut out the image. Then I adhereded it with some glittery snow paper before...

...I added it to the background with foam pads, which I first had created with Xcut Star embossing folder and blue Distress inks. Love the dimensional stars that makes the winter scene in the background perfect. The sentiment stamp is from K-designs and was white heat embossed.
Today is Father's Day here with me so I and my husband look forward for a lovely visit from our shildren, and I will myself go and visit my own father. It´s going to be a great day! I hope you all enjoy a great day too!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Everybody Art - Star-Circle or Heart
The Paper Girls - Stamps
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Anything Christmas

Glittering Winterscene

onsdag 4 november 2015

Hello everyone!
Today I have a new cute card to show. Well the stamp from Wild Rose Studio isn´t new, I think it's from last year but it´s the first time I color it up.

I cut out the image by hand and used a die from Rox Stamps for the sentiment.

It´s not so much more to say about this card, I added 3D snow and...I think you see how it´s designed yourself.
Thanks for looking, have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up to the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles
Penny Black and More - Anything Christmas
Natalie and Amy´s - Winter Scenes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Warm Winter Greetings

måndag 2 november 2015

Hello crafters!
It's Monday again, Halloween is over and a new week has begun. But in the past weekend I got some crafting time to make some new Christmas cards, this is the first I want to show you.

I love this myself, created with gorgeous Christmas Pattern/Blue papers from Dixi Craft and the Marianne design house die LR0353. I added a black die cut behind the white to create a shadow effect. Next I stamped the K-design sentiment in red. The star was cut out with a Memory Box die from glitter paper and I finished by adding a sequin and a black enamel dot.
Okay that´s all for me. Wishing you all a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Christmas
Simply Create Too - Baby It´s Cold Outside
Dream Valley - Use the Colour Blue
Stampin Royalty - Anything Goes

Christmas Tag

söndag 1 november 2015

Hello there!
Today I´ve created a tag for 12 Tags of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style - Week #5. I decided to go all in for the sparkly and scribbly with distress inks and embossing paste.

I used Tim Holtz Christmas stencil, and for more sparkle I even mixed glitter and silver Distress Stains in the embossing paste before adding it to the tag:) 

Then the whole tag was colored with diluted Evergreen Bough Distress ink, and the edges were sponged with darker brown and black. All glittery elements are cut out with different dies from Memory Box and Mandys. A couple of Tims chitchat words and of course, the tree charm and seam binding finished of this tag.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up to the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts - Tag You´re It
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Crazy4Challenge - Christmas Theme
That Craft Place - Anything Goes Mixed Media