All Is Calm...

söndag 27 januari 2019

Hello there crafters!
Today I have one more wintry/Christmas card to show you, I´m playing along with a some blog challenges listed below.
I wanted to try Crafters Companion's Winter Night stamp set that I could lay my hands on at Christmas. I started of by stamping in Iced Spruce Distress ink and then I clear heat embossed the image, I colored up the rest with watercolors. Next, I added Snow Writer to the trees and sprinkled over loose glitter before it had dried (so sorry that the glitter can not be seen). I made a frame using Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle dies. I also cut the Memory Box Traditional Stars out of gold glitter paper and adhered it with foam tape as well as the frame for some dimension. And that´s about it, I think.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

The Paper Girls - Sparkle and Shine
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes+A Sentiment
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes

Christmas Greetings

onsdag 23 januari 2019

Hello there!
I hope your week is going well. Myself, I have not really given up the Christmas card making, maybe it's good to do some while the feeling is still there. In addition, I found this new wonderful moose on sale after Christmas.
I started out by creating the background using watercolors, stamping the trees with an old tree stamp and Forest Moss Distress ink. I splattered on some white ink to make it snow. Next, I cut the Tim Holtz Merry Moose out of white cardstock (except the band around the moose neck that was cut out of red CS) and then sponged the pieces with different Distress inks. I also added some Stickles in Platinum and Star Dust. I used some white paper to cut out snow and stamped the Vilda Stamps sentiment before I adhered it with foam tape. A few finishing touches with Snow Writer on the ground, on the moose horns and its back.
Thanks for stopping by/reading!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes/Add a Sentiment
Kitty Bee Designs - Winter Blues (winter/snow)
Sparkles Monthly - New Year, New Stash
ABC Christmas - A is for Anything Christmas

Tomorrow or no later than next week, then dash it!

lördag 19 januari 2019

Hello there!
I don´t know if I have translated the sentiment right, dash it - that you mean seriousness, to grab things? I hope you understand anyway, maybe you have promised something for the new year.
I have used one rat from Katzelkraft´s rats "Les rats des villes" stamp set, I love them all! As well as the InkyWings sentiment from a stamp set called Snorkigt#2. I colored the rat with my Copic pens and cut out by hand. For the sentiment, I used a Joy Crafts Labels & Tags die to cut it out. The embossed background was created with a Docrafts  embosssing folder. And to follow up the dots, I used a Wendy Vecchi "Polka Dotty" stencil and Bundle Sage Distress ink. I created a frame using Die-namics Inside/Out Stitch Oval dies. I finished of by adding a CraftEmotions die-cut bow.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
The Cutie Pie - Cute, Clean & Simple
Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Clean and Simple
Creative Knockouts - In Stitches

Welcome Baby

onsdag 16 januari 2019

Hello there friends!
It's time for a baby card! I'll be grandma for the fifth time any day now so this is for him ... because it's a little boy we are waiting for. And it´s a wonderful team that welcomes him!
 For my card I used a digi image that I colored up with my Copic pens and I also added some Glossy Accents. The baby word was cut with Memory Box Baby Script die out of gold glitter paper. The stamped welcome is a retired Reprint stamp. To create the frame, I used Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle dies. Finally I created a matching envelope.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Penny Black and More - New Beginnings
Copic Marker Sverige - Anything Goes
Papercraft Business - Anything Goes/New Beginnings
Cupcake Inspirations - Something New
Crafty Friends - New Beginnings

To A Very Special Person

söndag 13 januari 2019

Hello there crafters!
I´m back today with a card for Daisy Chain´s "Add Some Sparkle" and The Sisterhood of Crafters " Make It Sparkle" challenges... and I´m also linking up with some other challenges too.
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
I used old designer paper for the cardbase and the Budding Vine die from Tonic Studios to create the background. The butterfly was cut out by using Sizzix dies and then sponged with Distress inks. Next, I added Glossy Accents to the wings and sprinkled over loose glitter before it had dried. The sentiment was stamped with a Svenska Textstämplar stamp and I used one Craft Emotions die to cut out the bow,
 I also added a bling stone.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

Happy Birthday

onsdag 9 januari 2019

Hi everyone!
I´m back today to share a Birthday card, and I have used the adorable Beary Special Birthday stamp set from My Favourite Things to this somewhat childish card.
I colored the image up with my Copics, I also added some Glossy Accents and sprinkled loose glitter over before it had dried. I cut the image out by hand and placed it in the frame which I created by using a leftover Christmas cut-out as a stencil and sponged with green Distress ink. I then cut a circle using Lawn Fawn Large Cross-Stitched Stackables. I also used a Die-Namics Inside&Out Diagonal Stitched Square die. The Happy Birthday stamp is from Rox Stamps and was white heat embossed, the bow were cut with one Craft Emotions die out of gold glitter cardstock.
Thank you for checking out my blog today! Hope everyone has a good start of the year!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m playing along with the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Celebrations
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Food and Drink

Training Diary

måndag 7 januari 2019

Hello there!
Now here at the beginning of the year there is a lot of new energy to grab things again and I have promised to train a little bit more, so therefore I have picked up an old notebook and looked deep in my stash to fix it.
It was really fun to do something a little different and also use some old leftover material, I like that!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes

Have A Wonderful Birthday

torsdag 3 januari 2019

 Hello there crafters!
I´m back after the Christmas and New Year, I hope that 2019 will be wonderful for all of us. So, the new year inspired me to create this card, but I haven't found time to post it until now.
For my card I started with black and gold glitter cardstock. I die cut the front panels using Memory Box Latchette Border die and layered with foam tape. On the inside, I stamped the fireworks from Marianne Design, the Kristina Scrapbooking sentiment and heat embossed with some different metal pouders. I added some bling stones and leftover stars to finish of and I called this one done.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes