onsdag 30 december 2015

Hi everyone!
Maybe I've been crazy but now I hastily made a OLC card for CAS on Sunday. I that are not even very good at CAS cards, I have a tendency to always add too much, ha ha... But now that it's done, I will post it:)

This card is made on watercolor paper with two stamps and 10 minutes.
Okay that´s all for me. Now I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!!!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

1 Year Old

tisdag 29 december 2015

Hello crafty friends!
I hope you all had a great Christmas holiday, we enjoyed our Christmas and are now looking forward to the New Year holidays. But back to the card making and this card that I have made for a little guy who turns one year on New Year's Day.

I used a dotted embossing folder for the background and the sweet elephant was cut out with a Yvonne Creations die. I already had the little light lying on my working table so I just colored it up and added some glossy accents and glitter. I also cut out the sentiment with a die from Rox Stamps.
I´m greatful for your visit today and wishing you a Happy New Year!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Anything But Christmas
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls - Celebrate
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

A Card Filled With Warm Christmas Hugs

tisdag 22 december 2015

Hello and Merry Christmas week!
I´m sure all of you are as busy with holiday preparations as I´m here with me. However, it is very fun:) This is my last Christmas card for this year 2015.

I found inspiration and the template in the December issue of Papercraft Inspirations. I realy love the cool papa bear and combined him with Dixi Craft papers. The sentiment from Svenska Text Stämplar was first stamped on vellum, then heat embossed and cut out with one Joy Crafts Labels & Tags die. I also cut and punched out snowflakes that I added for a really wintry look.
Okay that´s all for me. Wishing you all a  MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Craft For The Craic - Christmas Cheer
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anythng Goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Crafty Boots - Snow and Sparkle
Simon Monday - Winter Wonderland
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

...merry christmas...

lördag 19 december 2015

Hello there!
I'm counting down the days and projects to the big day! I took me some time to make this card with Milton from Wild Rose Studio that I want to share with you.

First I colored up the stamped image with my Copics and cut it out. Then I also used the "Cottage" die from Wild Rose Studio to create the background together with Dixi Craft papers.

I added some glossy accents, 3D snow and of course glitter to the image. The sentiment is from Inkido.
Okay.. back to the Christmas preparations to get everything ready:)
Wishing you a great Saturday, thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Birgit

 I´m linking up to the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Die Cuts
As You Like It - Favourite Christmas Colours (blue (and winter) is my favorite color, it's always nice)
Little Miss Muffet - Holiday Cheer
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes with a Stamp
Crafts and Me - Winter or Christmas

Christmas Sparkling

tisdag 15 december 2015

Hi crafty friends!
Just a quick post this busy day. Now it´s soon time to mail off all the Christmas cards to family and friends. Maybe this is the last I have time to create before Christmas.

And it´s made for Muse:ChristmasVisions. I moved out the glitter to the edges and the red berries, instead the black ended up as twine for the tree decorations.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with following challenges:
Time Out - Photo Inspiration
Robyns Fetish - Add a Christmas Die Cut
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Red, Aqua, Silver

Christmas Gift Wrapping

söndag 13 december 2015

Happy Sunday everyone!
As I have already told you, I think it´s great fun to wrap packages and today I want to show an old tin can that I have saved and now altred up for a Christmas gift. I like to reuse things, if possible.

The nice paper around the can is from Dixi Craft and have a wonderful red color. I found the Santa image in my stash and placed it on the cap. Then I tied a ribbon/lace and twine with a clean and simple tag around the upper part.
That´s all for today. I hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Tag It
Deep Ocean - Santa is Coming to Town
Fairy Tale - Something Metall
The Paper Girls - Christmas
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Let It Snow

torsdag 10 december 2015

Hi there crafters!
Still workin on with the christmas cards, it´s hard to believe that it´s only two weeks away. Today I´m sharing a card made with LeCreaDesigns 3D-dies.

I wanted a wintry backdrop in contrast to the warm and inviting fireplace so I took out the "Winter Flurry Frame" stencil from Memory Box and swiped it in with Iced Spruce Distress ink. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz "Mini Holidays" stamp set and was gold heat embossed. All die-cut details are colored with different Distress inks and then adhered with foam pads. I could not resist to add a pair of love mittens from Poppy Stamps to dry by the side of the fire. Okay that´s all for me.
Thanks to everyone for visiting my blog today, I hope you all have a nice season of Advent!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m entering the following challenges:
That Craft Place - Christmas
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Here Come The Holidays
Clear It Out - Theme/Stash: Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Holiday Season
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas Card
Dream Valley - Die-Cuts and Punches

12 Tags of 2015 - December

tisdag 8 december 2015

Hi crafty friends!
It's not often I do something for Tim Holtz even if it happens that I´m stopping by his blog sometimes to see new products and get some inspiration.

But now it has happened ... although I have made my tag in a not so distinctly vintage style. I have also chosen some lighter colors so that it will better match the Christmas gift where it will be attached. Instead of burlap, I used a different rough fabric that worked very well with the spray paint. Maybe I would have made the wreath a little bigger, at least I think so now afterwards when I look at it. Too late to change that now or...maybe I stick in some more twigs;)
Okay that´s all for me...thanks for visiting my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie - Tis the Season
Winter Wonderland - Holly and/Ivy
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - Vintage Christmas Spirit


söndag 6 december 2015

Hello crafty friends!
Hope you all enjoying your weekend! I had a chance to crafting...for Muse;ChristmasVisions. Chriss Blagrave is our Muse this week with a wonderful card in black and white, I just love it:)

Lots of things to do this time of the year...so that´s all from me today. Thank you so much for vising!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with:
Penny´s Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Tis The Season
Allsorts Challenge - Clean and Simple

Snow For Christmas

fredag 4 december 2015

Hi everyone!
I´m back with another Christmas card. This time I used an image from Bo Bunny's "Sleigh Ride" paper and gave it a little different touch with the cute bunny made with a die from Marianne Design.

I added small black beads, as poo droppings:) The sentiment is made with a Mandys die and then inked with Distress Stain brushed pewter.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I appreciate it!
Hugs, Birgit

Linking up this card with:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze - Christmas
Natalie and Amy´s - Christmas
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Winter
Simon Wednesday - Let It Snow
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Christmas Gift - Handle With Care

onsdag 2 december 2015

Hi crafty friends!
Today I´m sharing a bag with a Christmas gift that I have made. If it looks a bit blurry in the photo, it´s because I wrote some names on the tag before I realized that I had not taken any photos, so I tried to blur a little.

First I folded a Graphic 45 paper that I found in my stash to a bag. Then I followed up with some other things that I thought matched the paper and closed the bag with a hefty clothespin.

I love to wrap Christmas gifts and make boxes and bags, so you'll probably get to see some more her on my blog before Christmas.
That´s all from me today. Have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

Linking up with:
Everybody Art - Music-note Paper
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Bags and Boxes

Christmas Tag

tisdag 1 december 2015

Hello crafters!
Today I have a new tag made for Muse:ChrismasVisions. I think I've found most inspiration from Ardyths tag even if all the DT members had made fabulous tags. Unfortunately had The 25 Days of Christmas Tags losed when I would link up my entry there.

I used an old Christmas tree stamp from Reprint, resist technique and water colors to create this tag. A Mandy die was used to "God Jul".
Have a lovely day!
Hugs, Birgit

I also link up with the following challenges:
The Paper Players - Tic, Tac, Toe (Ribbon, Tree, Punch or Die-cut)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes