Merry And Bright

lördag 17 november 2018

Hello there!
Happy Saturday everyone! Popping in with a new Christmas card to share today. This card focuses on the sentiment that is created with the Tutti Designs Merry & Bright die, I added both Platinum Stickles and Glossy Accents too.
I cut the background papers with Go Kreate Large Frames Frilly #7 dies from Dixi Craft Christmas Pattern/Blue and watercolor paper that I sponged with blue Distress inks. I finished my card with Silver Stickles, clear bling stones and a few gold sequins.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Just Add Ink - Big Bold Sentiment
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas

Happiest Of Holidays

tisdag 13 november 2018

Hello there!
I´m back again with a new Christmas card to share. For today´s card I used a digi image that I colored up with my Copic pens.
To make a living scene I stamped trees in the background using a Reprint stamp, I also added Star Dust Stickles and Glossy Accents. The white heat embossed sentiment is from MFT´s Santa´s Elves stamp set and the Merry Christmas is from Tim Holtz Mini Holidays 3 stamp set. A few clear bling stones finish of this project.
I hope you have a wonderful week,  thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Winter Wonderland -What you love to do at Christmas
Digi Chooseday Crafting - Anything Goes
Creative Moments- Anything Goes

From All Of Us To All Of You - A Very Merry Christmas

fredag 9 november 2018

Hello there!
I hope you all have a great Friday with the weekend ahead. My card for today is created for Muse:ChristmasVisions where Becca is our Guest Muse, here is my take...
...on her card.


For the bird, I used one embossing folder from Sizzix Birds & Reindeer Set and cut the bird out by hand after embossing. Then I added Star Dust Stickles and a layer Glossy Accents to get the right shimmer. For the back of the bird I added a Die-namics Fancy Flourish swirl die-cut that I first sponged with blue Distress inks. The Rox Stamps sentiment was heat embossed in silver, I adhered glitter paper and a blingstone strip underneath...old patterned paper from my way to big stash for the background and...I think that´s about it.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Papercraft Business - Anything Goes/Christmas Animals
Craftyhazelnut´s Patterned Paper - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes/ Use Some Glitter

Warm Winter Greetings

tisdag 6 november 2018

Hi everyone!
Because Christmas is now well under way I thought I would make a Christmas card of my old designer papers from my stash...and I found this lovely PION design papers.
I have also used Memory Box Truly Gifted dies to create the bow, the Berry Sprig die from Poppy Stamps and a mistletoe die from Xcut. A couple of retired sentiment stamps was used as well as some Distress inks. To finish the card I added Star Dust Stickles around the image and Christmas Red to the mistletoe.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Pretty Papers
Daisy Chain - Christmas/Winter
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Christmas, Winter
A Vintage Journey - Paper Stash

Bad Ideas Make The Best Merories

onsdag 31 oktober 2018

Hello there friends!
Just dropping in to share a male inspired greeting card. I used a Katzelkraft stamp and used colors in brown, black and gold.
I colored up the image with my Copics, added some Diamond Stickles and Glossy Accents to the eyes and nose. I used the Plaid Layering Stencil from Tim Holtz and Distress Inks on watercolor paper to create the background. Next, to create some sort of frame I used parts of the MFT Die-namics Blueprint die set and sponged the edges with Distress ink. To finish of, I added a few gold sequins and a bit of twine.
Whishing everyone a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Use A Funny Sentiment
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Let´s Share a little HUMOR

Merry Christmas

lördag 27 oktober 2018

Hi there!
Today I´m sharing a project where I have used the awesome Peeker Snowmen die set from Cottage Cutz.
For the background I used the Sizzix Birds & Reindeer embossing folder set, the Tim Holtz Alterations Window & Window Box die and an old designer paper image that I attatched at the back of the window. I also used Tims Holiday Greens die set and one CraftEmotions die for the bow. All coloring was done with Distress inks that was sponged upon the die cuts, except for the Bildmålarna sentiment that was colored with Copic pens and I also added some Diamond Stickles.
Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
ABC Christmas - U is for Upon the Window
Creative Knockouts - Embossing Delight
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes

Season´s Greetings

onsdag 24 oktober 2018

Hello there crafters!
Today I´m here with another Christmas card, this time in a vintage style, that I love!
First I created the background using Distress inks and a couple of stencils, the Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi´s Dots & Stripes Borders and for the stars a CraftEmotions stencil. First I added embossing paste over the star stencil, then sprinkled over Stampendous Aged Gold embossing pouder and heated in. I cut out hearts in different sizes from both an old Crafty Individuals Angel paper and white CS that I then decorated with distress inks and Aged Gold embossing pouder. For the sentiment I used Tim Holtz Winter die set. I also adhered some of Tim´s Holiday Greens die cuts, white feathers, bling stones and a little paper bow.
This card was fun to make, I hope you like it too.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - In The Sky
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Damsel in Distress

Noel

måndag 22 oktober 2018

Hello there!
Today I have another Christmas card for Muse:ChristmasVisions, even if I first thought... oh no, not yet a Muse card with three trees in a row, only a few weeks ago there was such one. Made that, been there, and I thought to skip this challenge but then it became one anyway...don´t really know how it happened:)

For todays card, I have used the Frosted Christmas Trio die from Memory Box and heat embossed it with Stampendous Aged Silver embossing pouder, love that Fran-tage pouder! I backed it with black foam to give it dimension. The sentiment is created with Lawn Fawn Winter Big Scripty Words stamp set and cut with the coordinated die, and it´s also gold heat embossed. I thought the firs needed a background, so I took out a CraftEmotions stars stencil and sponged it with Iced Spruce Distress ink. I finished of by adding a few gold sequins.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Cut It Up - Just in C.A.S.E (Lindsey´s card, see above)
The Crafty Addicts- Anything Goes
Papercraft Business - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes

Only For You

torsdag 18 oktober 2018

Hello there!
I´m back today with a Birthday card perfect for the birthday period that will come about in November in our family. This image is a digi and I colored it up with my Copics, I also added some Star Dust Stickles and Glossy Accents, then I cut it out by hand.
I poped up the image with foam tape over the designer paper background. I stamped the Inkido sentiment in green and then clear heat embossed it, the small Rox Stamps sentiment was also stamped and heat embossed, but in black. I die cut the leaves using Memory Box Fresh Folige die and sponged them with Distress inks. I finished my card with a few small Copic colored hearts colvered with Glossy Accents...and a twine.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Digi Chooseday Crafting - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Digi Do!
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafthazelnut´s Patterned Paper - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Congratulations

måndag 15 oktober 2018

Happy Monday everyone!
Today´s card is for CAS(E) this Sketch and I´m also playing along with a few more Anything Goes challenges, A bit More Time To Craft, Penny´s Paper-Crafty, Through The Craft Room Door, and 613 Avenue Create.
For my card, I have mainly used two dies, Present from Simply Creative and the sentiment die from Gummiapan. I wanted to add that little extra by adding Glossy Accents to the balloon and the package ribbons to make them shine. I don´t think I need to say so much more about this project.
Wishing you all a great week.
Hugs, Birgit

Simply Gorjuss

fredag 12 oktober 2018

Happy Friday!
I´m popping in with a quick post today to share a card created for CAS Colours & Sketches, and I´m also playing along with some other blog challenges.
For my card I have used Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Leaves die and Poppy Stamps Forest Deer die. First I covered the leaf with Distress Stain Tarnished Brass, then I added Stampendous Aged Gold embossing pouder and heated in. I used a ribbon for the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape. I also used leftover designerpaper/things from my stash.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
As You Like It - Clean and Simple or Fancy and Frilly, I have been in a CAS period for some time now, It just feels so right.
Knockouts - Fall
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Peace On Earth

söndag 7 oktober 2018

 Heveryone!
Today I´m here with another card to share using Cornelia´s muse card as inspiration over at Muse:ChristmasVisionsI love their challenges!

I started with some watercolor paper. I sponged it with Distress inks and stamped the trees using Reprint and Panduro stamps. To create the snowfall, I used embossing paste and a MFT stencil. I had thought about sprinkling glitter over it but took the wrong jar and sprinkled over thick embossing enamel instead, so it was to heat it in instead. It became fat snowflakes. Next, I tore a piece of black cardstock to attach to the lower right corner and added 3D snow.
I die cut the star from white CS using Memory Box Traditional Stars and heat embossed it with Stampendous Frantage Aged Silver and I also sprinkled Silver mix into it. I hope you can see the reindeer in black that jumps in from the left, it's die cut with a Poppy Stamps Forest Deer die. The sentiment was created by myself on my computer.
That´s all from me today, as always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also playing along with the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon - Use a Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Lets Get Ready For Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Allsorts Challenge - Trees and/or Leaves

When I Think Of You, I'm Like ... Happy

torsdag 4 oktober 2018

Hi everyone!
Today´s card is for CAS Colours & Sketches color challenge, and some other challenges too.
 I used a digi image this time, and all the coloring is made with my copic pens. The cat was cut out by hand and adhered with foam tape to make it pop. I also added Star Dust Stickles to the cat's teeth and it got pink cheeks too, even if that color was not included in the challenge, I felt it was necessary to add it. I hope it´s ok. The sentiment stamp is from  Svenska Textstämplar.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Digi Chooseday Crafting - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Animals

Think Positive, Kind Thoughts Makes You Beautiful

söndag 30 september 2018

Hello there crafters!
It´s Sunday again...tha weeks just fly away! I´m here to share a card that I created after I found a piece of leftover designer paper in my stash with a beautiful flower, I cut it out by hand and created a background.
I love the autumn colors on the flower and tried to pick them up in the green background. I used Distress inks, Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi´s Polka Dotty stencil and a stamp from Vilda Stamps for the sentiment. The flower was adhered with foam tape for dimension and I finished of with twine and a few gold sequins.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Fall is in the Air
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Autumn Colours
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Autumn Glory

Congratulations Enjoy Your Day!

torsdag 27 september 2018

Hello there!
Today I´m joining along with The Paper Players sketch challenge, I´m also playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes, Crafty Creations - Anything Goes and Dream Valley - Pearls or Gems.
I have used old designerpapers and stamps. The heart was covered with a thick layer Glossy Accents and some Star Dust Stickles, I also added a few clear bling stones to finish of my card.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Polar Bear Greetings

tisdag 25 september 2018

Happy Tuesday!
Today´s card is for Muse:ChristmasVisions and I am also playing along with a few more challenges.
Chriss muse card:

For my card I started by making the polar bear using dies which came with a scrapbook magazine a few years ago, I like them because you can make several different characters of the same dies. The red glittering heart is covered by red glitter Stickles and two layers Glossy Accents. I also used an old Inkadinkado Holly stamp for the watercolored background created with Distress inks and Nuvo Crystal Drops for the berries. I die cut the Merry Christmas out of black foam using a Mandys die, and I adhered foam tape behind the polar bear to get some dimension.
I think that´s about it. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
ABC Christmas - S is for Snow
Allsorts Challenge - Water or the colour Blue
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Sending You Hug & Smile

torsdag 20 september 2018

Hello there crafters!
Now I have really stepped out of my comfort zone, brown is not something that I usually use in my cardmaking. But, when I saw the brown and green color challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations I thought...I'd give it a chance. Here is what came out:
I stamped the flower from My Favourite Things Fly-By-Friends set, colored it with Copic Pens and then cut out with the belonging die. I used a designer paper and Tonic Studios Budding Vine die to create the background. I sponged some green ink over the leaves too. The sentiment that is white heat embossed is from the same MFT Fly-By-Friends set, the Hug word is a die from Gummiapan. I added a butterfly which I originally found on a napkin and which I have saved. I then added some Glossy Accents to finish of with.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Sparkles Monthly - Dies or Punches
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
ThroughThe Craft Room - Anything Goes

Calories...

måndag 17 september 2018

...small creatures living in your closet and sew your clothes in a little more each night.
Hello there crafters!
Today's card has a humorous twist in addition to a different folding, and it is meant to be a birthday card.
I just love the `Les rats des villes´ stamp set from Katzelkraft, they have such wonderful facial expressions! Here I colored one of them up with my Copics and cut it out by hand before I adhered the mouse with foam tape for dimension. I also used STAMPlorations `Party Mates´ stamp set to the bakery, a CraftEmotions die for the bow, a Gummiapan die for the Congratulations on the left side and the text stamp is from K-designs. To create a background I added some blue  splatters on watercolor paper and let dry. The sentiment to the right is from Reprint. I finished my card by adding a ribbon and some Glossy Accents.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Pop It Up
Daisy Chain - Birthday
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - All Creatures Great and Small
Allsorts Challenge - Create a Scene

With The Wish Of A Merry Christmas

torsdag 13 september 2018

Hello there crafters!
Today´s card is inspired by our muse Kimberly over at Muse:ChristmasVisions. I´ve had a piece of designer paper in my stash and just waited for the right time to use it ... and now it has happened. These trees make me so happy:)
 

I´ve paired it with a Scrapfabriken sentiment that I heat embossed in silver. The heart were die cut, sponged with red Distress inks and then covered with Glossy Accents. After drying I added a drop Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops, I popped the heart up with foam tape. I also added Glossy Accents on the tree decorations, even if it is not visible on the photo.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs  - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Flowers

måndag 10 september 2018

Happy Monday crafty friends!
I´m dropping in to share a project I created with the gorgeous Painted Flowers stamp set from Altenew. I found inspiration from a couple of photo inspiration challenges listed below.

I stamped and die cut all the flowers using Distress inks and the coordinated dies. Then I arranged them over the fence, cut with Tim Holtz Alterations On the Fence die. I popped up the elements using Foam tape and I also die cut the Rox Stamps sentiment out of foam for dimension. I finished my card with a few Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal Drops.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Just Add Ink - Inspiration

The Paper Girls - Insp. Photo

CAS on Friday - Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Stamp On It
Little Red Wagon - Back To Basics

Good Luck

torsdag 6 september 2018

Hello there crafters!
Today's card is made of old cut-out 3 D images ... and some stencils, I got my eyes on the old 3 D images in my stash and got such a desire to just cut, cut, cut!
I hope you can see all the layers here:) I also used two stenciles from Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi - 3 Fluorishes and Dots & Stripes Borders. The leaves was cut out with Memory Box Marvelous Maple Leaves dies, I then sponged the edges with Distress inks and adhered them with foam tape for dimension. The Gummiapan sentiment is stamped in Victorian Velvet Distress ink and then clear heat embossed. I finished of by adding a few Rosewater Nuvo Jewel Drops and black pearls.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - L for Leaves
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Papercraft Business - Anything Goes

Recycled Box

måndag 3 september 2018

Hello there!
I am popping in with a slightly different project today to share. In addition to create cards, I like to reuse boxes, to give them a second life as a beautiful gift for birthdays or other occasions gives me great satisfaction. 
I used the Altenew Magnolias For Her stamp set and colored the flowers up with Distress Markers before I cut them out by hand. I arranged them and mount with foam tape for dimension. I also added some Glossy Accents to resemble dew. For the rest, I have used old papers and ribbon etc. from my stash.
I am playing along with: As You Like It - Favourite non-card project, The Sisterhood of Crafters - Bloomin´Flowers, Creates and Makes - Anything Goes, Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes and 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Checklist For Christmas

torsdag 30 augusti 2018

Hi everyone!
Finally I got a chance to get crafty, it´s a busy time right now. I´ve created a new Christmas card for Muse:ChristmasVisions, Lindsey is our muse with this card...


...and this is my take:
I hope you like it. For my card I used:
CraftEmotions Mask Stencil - Wood
Vilda Stamps - Santa stamp
K-Designs - Checklist stamp
Marianne Designs Collectables - HoHoHo stamp and die
Little B - Tags die
Distress inks (for the background)
Copic pens (for the Santa)
Glossy Accents (on the hood)
Gold embossing pouder
Ribbon and Foam tape
As always thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes

Congratulations Card

måndag 27 augusti 2018

Hi everyone!
It´s Monday and I have a card with a very cute and kind snake to share today. I´m playing along with a few blog challenges.
This sweet snake is a digi image that I colored up with my Copic pens, I also used a little Glossy Accents for the eyes. I stamped the Reprint sentiment, die cut out with a speech bubble die and popped up using foam tape. I added a leaf that I punched out of gold glitter paper together with some leftover leafs that I sponged with Distress inks. And that's all I think, a pretty simple card.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Animals/Birds
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday Craft - Anything Goes

Congratulations!

onsdag 22 augusti 2018

Hi everyone!
I´m here to share a Birthday card for a grandchild as well as for Cupcake Inspirations color theme challenge, pink, teal and cream, this is my take.
For my card I used a digi image that I colored up with my Copics, I also added some Glossy Accents. The rounded edge was made with a Die-namics die and for the teal stripes at the lover part, I used Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi´s Dots & Stripes Borders stencil together with Distress inks. Next, I stamped the Reprint sentiment and cut it out with a Joy Crafts Speech bubble die, I backed it up with black foam for dimension. I decided to add a butterfly from an old cut out paper, I adhered metal tape behind before I cut it out so I could bend it a bit.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon - Birthday- Animal theme
Kitty Bee Designs - Birthday
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Special Friends Mean So Much

söndag 19 augusti 2018

Hello and happy weekend!
With a blink of an eye, it´s already time for school start...how can this bee? The summer has gone so fast. Anyway, today I have a Center Step Card to share with you.

I have used Tim Holtz "Crazy Dogs" stamp set together with the coordinating dies, and the coloring is made with my Copics. I also added some glitter Stickles and Glossy Accents. The stamped sentiment is from Penny Black´s "mimi´s love" stamp set. There is not much more to say about this, old leftover paper, grass made with a die sponged with green distress ink and a pair of enamel dots to finish with.
Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafy Sentiments Designs - Animals
Dream Valley - Animals
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/All About Boys and Men

Seasons Greetings

torsdag 16 augusti 2018

Hello there!
Although it seems a long time yet until Christmas time, I have a another Christmas card to share today, as usual I have used the Muse:ChristmasVisions as inspiration.


Here is my take on it...
To start with, I have used a cardstock in black with a beautiful shimmer that unfortunately is not visible on the photo. I die cut the sentiment using Tim Holtz Holidays Words "Winter" set and adhered it with foam tape for dimension. Next, I die cut some branches with Tims "Holidays Greens" set and Memory Box "Berry Sprig" dies, I sponged on some Distress inks. 3D snow and white Nuvo Crystal Drops was also applied and I finished of by adding a few brown bling stones.
As always thank you so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

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

Hello There

tisdag 14 augusti 2018

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Just a quick post today to share a little sweetheart with you.
I am playing along with Less is More - Pets, 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes, As You Like It - Fur or Feathers (An easy choice, fur ... to color and love, birds are so uninteresting)
I have used: Furry Friends stamp, Altenew - Beautiful Day stamp set, Mama Elephant - Everyday Greetings stamp set, Memory Box - Fresh Foliage die, Copic pens, Distress inks, Glossy Accents and some foam tape to pop up the dog.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit
 
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