Happy Christmas

onsdag 22 november 2017

Hello there!
I am back with another Christmas card - again, I am so in Christmas mode now. Green is my favourite color for Christmas and this combo with a little blue and red is just perfect, I think.
My starting point was the lovely Reindeer With Birdie stamp from Stampingbella, I just had to use this adorable stanp. I colored it up with my Copics and added some glitter Stickles. At the bottom I added 3D snow and sprinkled over loose glitter before it had dried. Then I created a frame and a background using a couple of square dies and paper from Lemon Craft - Christmas Carols 6x6 stack. I created a little tag using a sentiment stamp from the Woodware Large Snowman Bauble set and tied it with twine and red berries.
Thanks for joining me today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Just Add Ink - Just Add "R"
Cute Card Thursday - Birds/Animals
As You Like It - Favourite Christmas Colour (green, se above)

Christmas Tag

tisdag 21 november 2017

Hi there!
I'm back with another Christmas tag, this time in my favorite color green and combined it with gold. It looks a little big on the photo maybe but is in fact about: 9-10 cm.
First I used two circle dies in different sizes to make a round frame base. To cut the wreath out I used the Memory Box Frostyville Wreath die and for the heart Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Hearts set. I stamped the text from Gummiapan, added a bit gold twine and tied a simple ribbon bow. That´s about it I think.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Tag You´re It

My First Christmas

lördag 18 november 2017

Hello there crafters!
It is time for a new challenge over at Muse:ChristmasVisions for The 25 Days of Christmas Tags, this time you have to create a Christmas or Winter-themed tag using snow in some way, here is mine.
I have used a stamp set from Joy Crafts where this cutie can be found, I colored it up with my copic pens and used a Snowfall stencil from Hot Of The Press together with Iced Spruce Distress ink. I also added some Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles.
At the bottom I added 3D snow and sprinkled over loose Glitter before it had dried. To finish my tag I added a piece of ribbon and a few sequins.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment

December 24th - With The Wish Of A Merry Christmas

onsdag 15 november 2017

Hello there crafters!
I am popping in with a card to share. I am playing along with The Paper Players - White on White, Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes/Reindeer, Addicted to CAS - Bows and Simply Create Too - Clean and Simple.
I decided to take advantage of the fact that white paper doesn´t always have the same whiteness, although it´s always called white when I buy it. I have used several dies, Tim Holtz Alterations "Prancing Deer", Memory Box "Evergreen Landscape", "Frosted Christmas Trio", "Truly Gifted" and Mama Elephant Edge die. The Scrapfabriken sentiment was heat embossed in silver. I layered the die-cuts to add some dimension and for the bow I used glitter white cardstock. To finish my card I added a few white enamel dots from my stash.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

söndag 12 november 2017

Hello everyone!
I'm working on with my Christmas cards and here's another one for Muse:ChristmasVisions and I've tried to get all Cornelia's elements on my card too as you can see.

I have used two stamp set from My Favourite Things together with coordinating Die-namic dies to create this, Merry Everything and Santa´s Elves. I had a fun time to color them up with my Copic pens and where I also added some glitter Stickles and Nuevo Crystal Drops. I do like when it sparkles a bit about the Christmas cards. For the sentiment I used a Mandy´s die.
Thank you to everyone who has dropped by to visit!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Use More Than One Stamp

Christmas Hugs

torsdag 9 november 2017

Hi everyone!
Here I have created a card for this weeks challenge Holiday Pines over at The Paper Players. I have used the die Pinecone Frame from Memory Box and backed it with brown leftover papers.
I then cut out some branches using Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Greens dies and sponged them with green Distress inks. The sentiment from Svenska Textstämplar was first stamped and then gold heat embossed. I finished of  by adding a few gold sequins and a little Star Dust Stickles glitter on the branch.
Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
As You Like It - Christmas or Non-Christmas (that was a simple one, I love my Christmas cards, could do them all year round)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Coffee The Most Important Meal Of The Day.

tisdag 7 november 2017

Hello there crafters!
For today, I have a card with a different folding to show. Sometimes it's fun to try something new and when I saw this Panel Pull-Out card at Splicoaststampers I wanted to try it out immediately.
It was a bit difficult to take photos so the folding can be seen well, please follow the link above for more details if you want to try it out too. I´ve used old Authentique papers from the Remembrance Collection and the Coffee on the Go die from Memory Box. The Kristinas Scrapbooking sentiment was stamped in Coffee Archival Ink from Ranger. For the beans I used a part of an old stamp which I unfortunately do not know where it comes from anymore. Okay, that´s it I think.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
613 AvenueCreate - Anything Goes/3D Card
Dream Valley - Add a Sentiment
Crazy4 Challenge - Layer It Up
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Congratulations

söndag 5 november 2017

Happy Sunday!
Today I´m popping in with a sweet card to share. And I´m so glad you have stopped by my blog today to check it out.
For my card I used Kaiser Craft´s Tis The Season Postcard Book and colored the image up with Copic pens. The motive with the sweet birds destined for Christmas, but I intend to give it away before that so I gave them a more wintery look. I also added some Glossy Accents and Diamond Stickles. Then, I die-cut the Moa Pyssel sentiment out of black foam for dimension. There you have it.
Once again thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Bad Ideas Make The Best Memories

fredag 3 november 2017

Hi there!
I've become so in love with the stamps from Katzelkraft lately that I wanted to do another one using the cat stamp, this time it´s created for a man in mind.
First I colored the image up with my Copics, I also added some Glossy Accents and Gold Stickles to the eyes. Next, I used the Blueprint 23 die set from My Favourite Things together with old Glitz "Sunshine in my Soul" designer papers to create the card. I sponged the edges a bit with Hickory Smoke Distress ink. That´s it!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a nice weekend everyone!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Q for Quote
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Simon Monday - All Creatures Great and Small

To Daddy On Your Day

söndag 29 oktober 2017

Hi there!
Today I´m sharing a project I created for my Dad using the sketch over at CAS Colours and Sketches. It is a couple of weeks left for Father's Day, I know, but it feels good to be ready for it.
I started with the background panel using a Provocraft embossing folder. Next, I die-cut the Joy Crafts balloons and colored them up with watercolors, then I added Glossy Accents for a really shiny look.The sentiment from K-designs was stamped, then white heat embossed and adhered with foam tape. I finished the card off with a Craft Emortions die-cut bow and a few pearls.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/ Masculine Card
Dragonfly Dreams - Fully Loaded
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes

Oh Joy

lördag 28 oktober 2017

Hello there!
I'm back again with another card for Muse:ChristmasVision, and this time I have tried me on Elizabeth Stewart´s first Muse card.
I tried to stick to the same layout. 

I created the pink star by mixing Spun Sugar Distress ink with Embossing paste and then adding it thru a piece of chipboard where there once sat a snowflake and which I have saved to use as a stencil, I also sprinkled over glitter before it had dried.
Next, I die-cut a square out of a panel using one Die-namics Inside&Out Diagonal Stitched Square STAX die. Some more snowflakes was cut out with Craft Emotions and Memory Box Lindeman Snowflake dies and then adhered to the card.
For the sentiment I used Lawn Fawn Winter Big Scripty Words stamp set together with the coordinating die and backed it with black foam to give dimension.
I finished of with a few bling stones and that´s it...I think.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Through The Purple Haze - Untraditional Christmas Colors
Simon Monday - Monochrome
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes

A Hug

fredag 27 oktober 2017

Hello there!
Thank you so much for joining me today! I have a card for Sketch Saturday to show you and I have used the awesome Ebony stamp from The Emerald Faeries.
I colored it up with my Copics and cut it out by hand, I also added some Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles for shine and glitter. I framed it with ovals cut out of vellum and white cardstock. For the background I used old Pinkpaislee designer papers and the edge was cut with one die from the MFT Die-namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die set. The Hug die was cut from black cardstock and white foam, then adhered to the card. I finished of by adding a few hearts and a gem.
I wish you all a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - Close to Nature
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly - Autumn Colours
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes

Merry & Bright

onsdag 25 oktober 2017

Hello and welcome!
I´m so glad you stopped by my blog today! I have just finished a card for Muse:ChristmasVisions that I want to show.
Elizabeth Stewart is our Muse this time with two cards and this is my take on the second one.
I started with the background that I created using blue and green Distress inks on watercolor paper, I also splattered some white ink over it. Next, I used the Tutti Designs Merry & Bright die to cut the sentiment direct out of white foam for dimension, and for more shimmer I also used Star Dust Stickles. I continued to cut out spruce branches with Tim Holtz Holiday Greens and Memory Box Pine Needle Border dies. I layered them together and added some 3D snow, silver pearls and sequins to finish of.
That´s it for today.
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas

Hello...

tisdag 24 oktober 2017

Happy Tuesday!
Sitting here looking out on a really gray and cloudy morning, it's very much fall here with me now. Despite this, I have not an autumn inspired card to show today, instead I have found inspiration from a couple of other challenges, the colour challenge over at Just Add Ink and the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.
I decided to use the Les Jungles stamp set from Katzelkraft which is a favorite. I colored up my image with Copic pens and then cut it out by hand, I also sdded some glitter Stickles to it. Next, I cut out a couple of squares using Die-namic dies, for the one at the top I used a Crafter Workshop Mini Numbers stencil and sponged it with Hickory Smoke Distress ink. The Hello die is from Mama Elephant. I finished my card with a few black enamel dots.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
As You Like It - People or Animals (I prefer animals, for some reason, I find it harder to give away a card with people, I have a lot of animal stamps)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

Noel

söndag 22 oktober 2017

Hello there!
Again I finished another Christmas card, I hope I´m not boring you out with these, I know that it's still a while to go until Christmas.
I used a stamp from Vilda Stamps "Jultexter A5" set and heat embossed it with "Bridal" pouder for shimmer, then green Distress ink was blended over. Next, I stamped the sentiment from Inkido vertically in black. I also stamped the Noel from the Lawn Fawn "Winter Big Scripty Words" set and cut it out with the coordinated die after attaching it to black foam to get more dimension. I finished of with a few gold sequins.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have yourself a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colours
C.R.A.F.T challenge - Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Clean and Simple
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes

My Three Furry Friends Wishing Merry Christmas

måndag 16 oktober 2017

Hello there!
I´m back with a card for Muse:ChristmasVisions challenge. In the"the eleventh hour", so to speak, before it expires. I had a fun time getting my furry friends together for this challenge.
I started by stamping the reindeer from Scrapfabriken and the Katzelkraft mouse from the "Les rats des Villes" stamp set. I also stamped the dog from Tim Holtz "Crazy Dogs" set and cut the dog out by hand after coloring all of them with my Copics. Next, I created a frame using Distress inks through the Memory Box "Winter Flurry Frame" stencil, I also added some 3D snow and glitter. The sentiment from Scrapfabriken was stamped and white heat embossed. Then I adhered the dog and the sentiment with foam tape for dimension.
That´s it. Thanks so much for dropping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Christmas With The Cuties - Christmas Animals
Tuesday Throwdown - Stenciling

Now it is Christmas again!

torsdag 12 oktober 2017

Hello there crafters!
The other day when I started looking through my Christmas designer papers for another card I found some old 3D clipart images, and of course I could not let the scissors rest then:) This snowman is just so cute!
After I assembled everything with thin dimensions, I gave him a shiny nose using Glossy Accents and I also added some sequins and a frame. I stamped the You Do sentiment and cut it out with a Joy Crafts Labels & Tags die. I also used  a Rox Stamps die for the big Merry Christmas.
That´s all for today! As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
ABC Christmas - U for Unlimited
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Create a Scene

Congratulations! Have a nice day...

måndag 9 oktober 2017

Hello everyone and happy Monday!
I'm back after my vacation to share a simple birthday card with you.
For the card I used a Tim Holtz stencil "Rays" together with some Distress inks to create the background. The sentiment is from Svenska textstämplar. I also used a die from Gummiapan, which I cut out from both black and white cardstock and then adhered with foam tape for dimension. I finished of by adding a few bling stones.
Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Use a Die Cut + A Sentiment
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes

Hip hip hooray - Happy Birthday

torsdag 28 september 2017

Hello friends!
I hope you've had a good week so far, I myself look forward to a week's holiday so it gets pretty quiet here on the blog for a few days. For today's card I have used the Altenew "Beautiful Day" stamp set and a sentiment stamp from Scrapfabriken.
After stamping with Distress inks I cut out all the parts by hand, I then added them to the card after I first sprinkled it with a little black Distress ink. The final finishing details on this card is the silver cardstock and sequins/blingstones. I hope you like it!
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes

Happy Birthday-I wish you a busy day with adventure of all kinds.

tisdag 26 september 2017

Hello crafting friends!
Today I want to share a Birthday gatefold card (it was a long time since I did one) where I have used a Wild Rose Studio stamp called "Bella in Car".
After stamping I colored up the image with my Copics and added Glossy Accents to the balloons and some other parts. I also stamped the K-designs sentiment and gold heat embossed it. To the front side, I used a Joy Craft ballon die and did the same thing to that too, with color and Glossy Accents. I adhered it with foam tape and added a small twine bow.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Crafting From The Heart- Anything Goes
Come And Get It - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie - My Favourite Cutie Image (Birthday Theme)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

Peace, Joy & Love

söndag 24 september 2017

Hi Everyone!
 I´m here to share a card for the Muse:ChristmasVisions challenge. Stephanie Lanzalotto gives us inspiration and this is my take:

Since I don´t have a globe stamp or similar, I decided to keep the design and focus on stars, blue and silver. I started by cutting a cirkle out of cardstock, then I stamped the Bildmålarna sentiment in red and clear heat embossed it. Next, I run the panel thru the X cut "Star" embossing folder and then sponged it with blue Distress inks. I then placed an old angel image in the hole and framed it with silver Stickles. I die-cut a bow out of silver cardstock using a part of DixiCraft MD0046 die and drew the thread by hand with a black pen.
Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Sparkles Monthly - Die Cuts and or Punches
Allsorts Challenge - Things With Wings
Just Add Ink - Texture

Take Flight

tisdag 19 september 2017

Hello friends!
I'm back and today I have a birthday card to share with you. It's quite simple, it's the background that plays the lead role so to speak. And in front of it there is an airplane that I cut out with a die from Amy Designs.
The sky was created with stamps from Marianne Design (TC0845), Distress inks and some different embossing pouders. For the sentiment I used a couple of small stamps from the Mama Elephant "Three Amigos" stamp set.
And that´s about it, I think. As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Less is More - Take Flight
Addicted to Stamps - Stamp A Background
Simon Monday - Shimmer and Shine
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple

Fake It Till You Make It

söndag 17 september 2017

Hello friends!
I am sharing a card created for Inkspirational and their photo inkspiration challenge. I used one old stamp from Norsk Stempelblad "Art Journaling 5" stamp set and stamped directly on an Authentique "Irresistible" patterned paper.

I mounted the stamped panel to piece of left over paper. Then I die-cut the Moa Pyssel sentiment and added Glossy Accents for highlighting, it was also done on the stars of the dress even if it´s not visible on the photo. I finished the card by adding some silvery star sequins.
Okay, that´s all for today. Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Simon Monday - It´s Written In The Stars

Oh Joy

fredag 15 september 2017

Hi there!
Today I´m sharing a Christmas card inspired by Kimberly´s card over at Muse:ChristmasVisions. Here is a lot of gold, glitter and many layers.
I used an old Inkadinkadoo stamp that I first gold embossed, then cut out by hand. Next, I added a layer Glossy Accents and round the edges Platinum Stickles. I stamped and gold embossed the Lawn Fawn "Winter Big Scripty Words" sentiment and cut it out with the coordinated die. I die-cut the Holly edge using Tim Holtz Alterations "Boughs of Holly" out of gold card stock as well as the Craft Emotions bow. Then it was time to put this together and in the background I chose to use a piece of vellum with gold swirls, then I assembled all parts with foam tape for dimension. I also threaded a ribbon through the ornament's bracket and finished of with a gold bling stone on the bow.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - CASE a Card 
Paper Creator´s Craft - Simply Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes/ add some flowers or foliage

It's Your Day Today!

onsdag 13 september 2017

Hi there!
Today I´m joining along with the Cupcake Inspirations challenge. Here´s my sample for the challenge.
First I used Distress inks and stamped the flowers from Docraft "Trad Floral" stamp set, heat embossed them and then applied more watercolor. Next, I used a "Mini Tile Texture" stencil from Crafters Workshop to create the background. I stamped the Gummiapan sentiment in black and clear heat embossed it too. I made a frame using a couple of dies and adhered it with foam tape. To finish, I added a few enamel dots and pearls.
Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
As You Like It - Flora or Fauna (In fact, I like the fauna best but sometimes flowers are also needed, therefore, I have made this card)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

I Miss You So Much

måndag 11 september 2017

Hello there crafters!
Here's another quick post ... this time with an OLC card for Less is more - Colouring In challenge, where I used one of the lovely stamps from Katzelkraft's "Les Jungles" stamp set and my Copic pens. I also used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday as inspiration.
I used a sentiment stamp from the MFT "Sow Much Cutiness" set.
Okay, that´s all for me. Wishing everyone a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
CAS on Friday - Color mr Pretty, use Pencils or Markers
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Everybody Art - Clean and Simple

You Light Up My Life

lördag 9 september 2017

Hi everyone!
Just a quick post - I got my hands on an embossing rose from Avec Cards Unlimited and wanted to try it immediately, this is what came out.
 After embossing, I sponged the rose with Distress inks, then I adhered lace to the edges. The sentiment from Scrapfabriken was stamped and heat embossed in Victorian Velvet ink, then adhered with foam tape. I finished of with a gray pearl.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Something to Say
C.R.A.F.T challenge - Embossing
Deep Ocean - Lovely Lace
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes CARD

Time To Shine

torsdag 7 september 2017

Hello there!
This will be a super quick post.
Today I share a card with a sweet digi image that I colored up with my Copic pens, and I also added some Glossy Accents and Diamond Stickles.
 I then created a frame using Spellbinders Frameabilities "Scalloped Edge Frame" dies, and adhered it with foam tape for dimension. 
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - M for Make Your Mark
Tuesday Throwdown - Punches and/or Dies
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment

For You

tisdag 5 september 2017

Hello there crafters!
I have created yet another vintage style card, it's best to catch the inspiration when it comes. I really like the colors here, the brown is doing so well with the green color shades and I love it!
 I used some old papers including from Pinkpaislee "Hope Chest" paper pack and a vintage image with unknown designer. I die cut a frame using Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacy Squares and Die-namics Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Square dies. I've had that sweet lace heart in my stash for ages, at last it came to use:) I decided to color up the Lawn Fawn "Scripty For You"die-cut sentiment with a bit of rusty red hues, using Distress inks to break of. I finished of with a few bling stones.
I hope you like it. Thanks again for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Craft For The Craic - Autumn Coloured Project
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
 
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