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


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


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