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


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