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

Congratulations On Your Day

måndag 6 augusti 2018

Hi everyone!
Today´s card is most about the background that I created using some Alcohol Inks, I dripped them on and blended them out with Blending Solution. I also rubbed on some gold foil in a few places.
I used the Tutti Designs Leafy Wreath die on booth gold glitter and white cardstock, then I layered them overlapping with foam tape to add dimension. Next, I added a Craft Emotions die cut bow where I also added Distress ink and Glossy Accents. The stamped Bildmålarna sentiment was cut out with a Spellbiders Card Creator die.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m playing along with some challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Make Your Own Background
Daisy Chain - Anything Goes
Papercraft Business - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Filled With Pure Happiness

fredag 3 augusti 2018

Hello there friends!
Popping in today with another card created for Muse:ChristmasVisions, Cornelia is our Muse with this card...


..and here is my take on it:
I stamped the reindeer and the sentiment from Scrapfabriken, and this time I reached for my watercolors. To the red pattern in the lower edge I used Tim Holtz Plaid stencil and to cut out the clouds I used Die-namics dies.
Wishing everyone a happy weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Cut It Up - Christmas in July
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes/for a man or a boy
Dream Valley - Christmas in July

Smile

onsdag 1 augusti 2018

Hi there!
Today, I have a card to show where I have used the Saturated Canary Multi-Tasking Mama stamp from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps. 
I colored her up with my Copics and added Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby White embossing pouder in the upper corners. The Smile was made using Shine On Rub-On Foil from Prima. I added a punched edge and tied a bit twine around.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Make My Monday - Coloured Image
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Have A Wonderful Birthday

torsdag 26 juli 2018

Happy Thursday!
Just a quick post today showing a card I have created for The Paper Players `Use negative space on your card ´challenge.
I used leftover paper, Memory Box Marvelous Maple Leaves dies and a Floral punch (unknown brand). The sentiment stamp is from Kristinas Scrapbooking.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also playing along with:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

For You...Guest Designing

tisdag 24 juli 2018

Hi there!
Today I have the honor of guest designing with the talanted design team at Try It On Tuesday. The challenge theme is all about Use Book Paper, I hope you will join along this fun challenge.
I created a vintage style card featuring old book papers along with the `Freestyle Floral´ stamp set from Mama Elephant that I colored with my Copic pens. For the background I used Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi´s `3 Flourishes´ stencil and black Distress Ink. I also used some more dies, Lawn Fawn `Scripty For You´ together with Distress inks and black foam for some dimension. Memory Box `Fresh Foliage´ to add a bit more white leaf and Lawn Fawn `Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables´ for the frame. I finished of by adding a few black enamel dots and black twine.
Please be sure to visit the Try It On Tuesday blog to see ALL the fantastic projects that the talanted DT has created.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Flowers All Over
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Good Luck

måndag 23 juli 2018

Hi there crafting friends!
Today I have a card to show that I´ve created for a couple who recently bought a house and will move there in a week or two. I want to wish them good luck with their new home with this card! For inspiration, I used the color challenge at Just Add Ink and the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.
 
 I used the Little Winged Friends stamp from Bildmålarna and a Gummiapan stamp for the sentiment. I colored using my Copic pens. To finish of, I added a few pearls.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - In My Garden

Show Stopper

fredag 20 juli 2018

Happy Friday everyone!
I am popping in with a card to share created for CAS Colours & Sketches, using this colors.
I know, it's not a flat card and I don´t really know what the fold is called, but I hope it is simple enough for the challenge.
I have used stamps from All Dressed Up, a butterflie die from Craft Emotions and a sentiment die from Rox Stamps, Copic pens to color the image with and some Glossy Accents too. Okay, I think that´s it.
Thanks for stopping by and have great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I found a few other challenges to play along with:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Use a Die and/or Punch
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Merry And Bright

tisdag 17 juli 2018

Hello there!
Popping in with a card created for Muse:ChristmasVisions, and I´m also playing along with a few more blog challenges. Kimberly is our Muse with this card...


...and here is my take on it.

I used Mimosa lights the way stamp from Bildmålarna, Copic pens and Diamond Stickles to the image, that I cut out by hand. For the card base I used We R Memory Keepers Gemstone Embossing Folder and sponged it with Distress inks. Next, I created the background using old patterned papers, Tim Holtz Alterations Snowman die set, border dies from Mama Elephant and some Star Dust Stickles. The sentiment is from MFT´s Merry Everything stamp det.  I decided to add some small wild animals which I cut from an Sizzix Forest Frame die cut.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with:
ABC Christmas - O is for "On her way, On snow"
Kitty Bee Designs - Christmas in July
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Add a Sentiment
Brown Sugar - Include Two Patterned Papers

Celebrate

torsdag 12 juli 2018

Hi there crafting friends!
Today I´ve created a Birthday card for Addicted to Stamps and More, it´s their 6th Birthday and 300th challenge! In addition, birthday cards have the ability to disappear quite quickly here with me so it's time to stock up on those.
For my card I´ve used Stampendous Cling Balloon Bunny stamp that I colored up with my Copic pens, I also added Glossy Accents to the balloons for a shiny look. I cut the image out by hand and adhered it with foam tape to the background which was made with fireworks stamps from Marianne Design and some different embossing powders that I heated in. The Happy Birthday sentiment was cut out with Tim Holtz Celebrate die set. I stamped some dots with an old stamp and finished of by adding a few gold sequins.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Papercraft Business - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Happy Birthday

måndag 9 juli 2018

Hi there!
Today I´m sharing a fun birthday card with summer theme.
For my card I used a digi image, I colored it up with my Copic pens and I also added some Glossy Accents. The Soft Caress die-cut to the left is from Penny Black and I sponged it with Distress inks. The blue stamped sentiment are from Rox Stamps. I finished of by adding the little butterfly that I found in my leftover stash box.
Wishing you a great sunny or rainy (what you want most) day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m playing along with the following challenges:
The Paper Players - Celebration, Birthday
Alphabet Challenge - H is for Happy Birthday
Creative Knockouts - Birthday Wishes
Simply Create Too - No Pattern Paper

Good Tidings Of Peace And Joy

fredag 6 juli 2018

Happy Friday Everyone!
 Finally I got some time in my craftrom, there is so much to get done this time of year it's hard to find enough time for everything. But here is a card that I made for Muse:ChristmasVisions and I´m also playing along with a few other challenges too.

I used an old Reprint tree stamp that I heat embossed in clear and white embossing pouder, then I created a blue watercolor background using Distress inks. I added some white splatters too. Next, I used border dies from Mama Elephant to create the snow in front, and for the the star I used a die set from Marianne Design. I also added some Star Dust Stickles and a bling stone for more sparkle, I love when it sparkles:) I tied a Tim Holtz metal quote around the panel and popped it with foam tape.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

As You Like It - Favourite Celebration (Christmas of course. just love making Christmas cards!)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/ Create Your Own Designerpaper
Chraftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes/ Use a snowflake or two or more

My Friend

tisdag 3 juli 2018

Hello there crafters!
Today I want to show a card that I made for Less is More, and their "Bits Box" Item challenge. I think it's one of the fastest cards I ever made because all the things were already there, just picking them up from my "left over/god to have" box and arranging them.
The bird is from Crafty Secrets Bird Notes stamp set.
Ok, I hope you like my project, and that you all have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Things with Wings

Hip Hip Hooray - Happy Birthday

tisdag 26 juni 2018

Hi there!
Today I´m sharing a project with an Inkido swirl stamp (or what it may be called) that I have had forever but never used, now it should be used...and I did in a little different way, perhaps:)
After stamping the swirl I sponged the background with Distress inks and stamped some splatters with a small old stamp I have in my stash. Next, I made the lower edge using Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi´s Dots&Stripes Borders stencil and adhered a piece of black/white twine. For the sweet pig/butterfly I used Copic pens and My Favourite Things Sow Much Cuteness stamp set, I cut them out with the coordinating dies. The sentiment stamp is from Scrapfabriken and I created a border under it using Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Bracket dies. I finished my card with a few silvery star sequins.
Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty week everyone!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Papercraft Business - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - All Things Bright and Beautiful
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

You Light Up My Life

söndag 24 juni 2018

Happy Sunday!
Today I am popping in with a card to share that I created using a Lavinia stamp. I am playing along with some challenges.
 After stamping the image, I clear heat embossed it and added some colouring and shadows with my Copic pens. I stamped the Scrapfabriken sentiment to the left and cut the lower edge with a Die-namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die. Next, I sponged a piece of paper with Distress inks and then run it thru Mpress Retro Swirls embossing folder and sponged once more with Distress inks. Then, I die cut the panel using Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Stackables die. I used some foam tape to pop the panel up to add dimension. I finished my card by adding some Diamond Stickles and a few gold sequins.
As always thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Hugs, Birgit

As You Like It - Favourite Type of Embossing and Why (sorry...I like both and can not choose, here I have used both techniques)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Bright and Cheerful
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - You´re On My Mind
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes

Behind The Clouds The Sky Is Always Blue

torsdag 21 juni 2018

Hello everyone!
Popping in today with a card created for The Paper Players - Birds challenge and I´m also linking up with Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment, Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark and The Sisterhood of Crafters - Animal Crackers.
I have used the Crafty Secrets Bird Notes stamp set, Distress inks on watercolour paper and a sentiment stamp from Bildmålarna. The oval was die cut with Die-namics Inside/Out Stitch Oval from My Favourite Things. That´s about it, I think.
I wish everyone who celebrates it a wonderful Midsummer weekend!
What a wonderful time of year!
Hugs, Birgit

Merry Christmas

onsdag 20 juni 2018

Hi there!
I have a card to share today for Muse:ChristmasVisions and I also decided to play along with Allsorts Challenge - Use at least 2 dies, Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes/ non-traditional Christmas colours, Simon Says Stamp Monday - Transport It and TTCRD - Anything Goes.
Cornelia is our muse this time, but because I don´t have a Santa´s sleigh with reindeers, I had to find something else. Here is what came out...
I started with white watercolor paper and sponged on distress inks to create a background with a moon. I spritzed on some water and blotted, I also splattered some white paint over it. I die cut the house silhouettes out with a Marianne Design die from both white and red cardstock and layered them using foam tape. Then, I die cut the Amy Designs Airplane out and embossed the sentiment with white embossing pouder. To pop it up I used foam tape here too. I finished my card with Star Dust Stickles and a few gold bling stones.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Kite Card

söndag 17 juni 2018

Happy Sunday everyone!
Now the schools have finished for the summer and there have been some bussy days here with me. Now that I've got time to be in my craft room, I've tried me on a kite card, you have the tutorial HERE
I chose to use some of my leftover papers from Maja Design.
I used a flower laser cut board from Tando Creative that I colored up with my Copics,  then I also added some Glossy Accents and Diamond Stickles.
To the inside I used a Birthday stamp from Rox Stamps. It feels very summery with a kite card or what do you say:)
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Favourite Card Base Shape or Fold (I have no favorite, I like both folded and all other shapes as well. But today this is my favourite:)

Fishing Luck

tisdag 12 juni 2018

Hello there!
For today's card, I wanted to try to do something soft wavelike with my Distress inks. This is how it turned out. I used Mama Elephant edge die-cuts that I moved around a bit while I was adding the ink.
Over it, I stamped an old retired fish stamp which is no longer available for purchase, colored it a bit with my Copics and added Glossy Accents to make it shine. I needed a sentiment and found it from You Do Svensk Sommar stamp set.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Simply Create Too - For A Male
Alphabet Challenge - F for Fish
Kitty Bee Designs - Masculine Cards
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain - For the boys/men

Wish You The Most Beautiful Day

lördag 9 juni 2018

Happy Saturday!
I am popping in with a quick post and a card to share for a couple of challenges.
I have used an old La Blanche stamp that I stamped in black and then clear heat embossed before I added blue watercolors. The sentiment is from the Altenew´s Beautiful Day stamp set. I finished of by adding a few blue bling stones.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I am playing along with:
Penny Black and More - In the Garden
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Black and White/ option of one other colour
2 Crafty Critters - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Summertime

torsdag 7 juni 2018

Hello there crafters!
I hope you see where I have got the inspiration for this card, it's just to look out the window or go out in the garden....it´s summer here with me.
 I used watercolor paper, Distress inks and the Bloom Silhouettes Stencil from ART Plorations to create the flower image. Next, I die-cut the Congrats using a Die-Namics die directly from the image and popped it with foam. I also used Die-namics to die-cut the clouds and Memory Box Small Flock of Doves dies for the birds. The lower edge is punched with a Martha Stewart punch, I also decorated with a ribbon and bow.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday - All Things Bright And Beautiful
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/ Say it with Flowers
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Cut It Up - Any Sketch (I used this from Your Next Stamp)

Oh Joy

måndag 4 juni 2018

Happy Monday!
I am playing along with this fortnight´s Muse:ChristmasVisions challenge, Pam A is our Muse for challenge 101.
For my card, I decided to use the Toby Tumble & Robins stamp set from Cuddly Buddly and Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words set for the sentiment. This robin had to be blue instead of red to match the color theme, I used my Copic pens to color up with. The sentiment was gold heat embossed and backed with black foam to add dimension, I cut it out with the coordinated die. I also used Lawn Fawn Large Cross-Stitched Circle and Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables. I finished my card with a few gold sequins and to add some bling stones to the image.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
The Paper Players - Animal Antics - feature any animal
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Non-Traditional Christmas/Holiday Colors
Copic Marker Sverige - Anything Goes

Graduation Card

torsdag 31 maj 2018

Hi there!
It's a struggle to make graduation cards I've discovered, this is my second attempt with these. Today I brought out the Dress embossing folder from X-cut to create a pretty backdrop for the sentiment/image stamp from Rox Stamps.
I cut out some leaves using the Memory Box Fresh Foliage die and sponged them as well as the embossed panel with Distress inks. Next, I stamped the balloons from My Favourite Things Beary Special Birthday set, colored them up with my Copics, added Glossy Accents and then cut out by hand. For the congrats, I used a Rox Stamps die and black foam for dimension. I added the balloons and the sentiment/image with foam adhesive. I finished by adding a Craft Emotions bow die-cut.
Ok, I think that´s about it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Create Your Own Background
Kitty Bee Designs - Anything Goes/Congrats
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

Congratulations On Graduating

söndag 27 maj 2018

Hello there!
Today I have a graduation card to show you. I have not had a reason to do anything like this before, so this is my first. A challenging project I have to say.
 For the background I used Mama Elephant - Freestyle Florals stamp set and I colored them up with my Copics. It turned out to be a wonderful background to the front panel, I think. And to the panel was one Lawn Fawn - Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles Stackables die used. The stamped candlelights is from STAMPlorations - Party Mates stamp set and also colored with Copics. I stamped the sentiments from Gummiapan and K-designs underneath, and embossed one of them in gold. I finished my card by adding a few gold sequins a piece of ribbon.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Graduation
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Tic-Tac-Toe (die-cut, florals, sequins)
Copic Marker Sverige - Examen/Student

Christmas Party

fredag 25 maj 2018

Hello there crafters!
I usually try to create something for every Muse:ChristmasVisions challenge because it´s so fun, and now it has suddenly become the 100th challenge, how did it happen? And I've seen some amazing Christmas cards this time, so beautiful! But of course, I also have a card to show.
For my card, I decided to use the Winter Warmth stamp set from My Favorite Things and Marianne Design Collectables stamps for the sentiment, together with coordinating dies. I used various Distress inks both to the background and to the stamped flowers. The sentiment is gold heat embossed and I also added small gold dots in the center of the blooms. I finished my card with a small bow of gold twine.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Use More Than One Stamp
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas

Life Is Short, Eat The Dessert First!

måndag 21 maj 2018

Hi crafty friends!
Today I´m popping in with a cute card to share, maybe for a birthday. I started with a digi image that I colored up with my Copic pens and some Glossy Accents.
Then I cut the image out using one Lawn Fawn Large Cross-Stitched Cicle Stackables die and created a panel that I popped up with some foam tape.To the left I added a paper strip that was made using red and black Distress inks and Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi´s Dots & Stripes Borders stencil. For the Congrats I used a Gummiapan die and the K-designs sentiment was first stamped and then white heat embossed. I finished my card with a few clear sequins.
Wishing everyone a happy day, and thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Favourite Embellishment (sequins)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Papercraft Business - Anything Goes

Enjoy The Little Things...Guest Designing

onsdag 16 maj 2018

Hello friends!
I´m so glad you stopped by! Today I have the honor of guest designing with the talanted design team at Crafting By Designs. This weeks challenge theme is Enjoy the little Things, I hope you´d like to join along. Here is the project I created...
I made a pretty simple card using a Eline´s Huis stamp set, along with Distress inks and a couple of dies, the Memory Box Fresh Foliage and Die-Namics Inside&Out Diagonal Stitched Square. I layered the panel with foam tape for dimension. On the tea / coffee cup I added gold embossing pouder that was heated in, by the way, it was cut out by hand. I created the sentiment myself using my computer and finished of by adding three small flowers.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit the Crafting By Designs to see all the fantastic projects that the talanted DT has created!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Hint of Summer to Come
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Penny Black and Moore - Anything Goes

Happy Birthday

söndag 13 maj 2018

Hi crafty friends!
Today I have a birthday card to share that I´ve created for one of my grandchildren who will be three years old, I send a lot of love with this card!
I used a digi image that I colored up with my Copic pens, added some Glossy Accents and then cut out by hand. I layered the image with foam tape over a die-cut panel, I used Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Cabinet Card die. For the background, I used an old Reprint stencil with circles and some Distress inks. The sentiment stamp is from Rox Stamps. To finish the card, I added two red fabric hearts.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Cute + A Sentiment
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

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

onsdag 9 maj 2018

Hello there crafters, thanks so much for stopping by!
Today´s post is for Muse:ChristmasVisions, where Kimberly is our muse, and for some other challenges too. 
 The image is from an old Inkadinkadoo stamp set, which is stamped and then gold heat embossed. The K-designs sentiment has also been heat embossed, but in copper. I used some foam tape to pop up the image and the sentiment. Next, I needed a background and found papers from Panduro in my way to big paper stash, that I used. Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitshed Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Die-Namics Stitched Scallop basic Edges has also been used. I finished of with some twine.
That´s about it, I think.
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - K for Keep It Simple
Make My Monday - Embossing Wet or Dry
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
 
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