fredag 27 november 2015

Silent Night

Hello friends!
I´m popping in today for a quick share (it´s a busy time of year) to show this card where I have created a combination of textures and dimension by using embossing folder and dies.

First I cut out the cabinet with Tims Movers and Shapers die from a piece of shimmering cardstock. Then I used We R memory keepers "Gemstone" next lewel embossing folder to create a fantastic texture. I adhered it with 3 D foam over a background made with watercolors and snowflake stamps. The reindeer was cut with a die from Tims "Holiday Joy" stamp/die set, Memory Box "Traditional Stars" and Mandys "God Jul" dies are also used.
As always so grateful for your visit to my blog and I wish you a lovely weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Cold Outside
Crafty Boots - Spots or Dots
Stampin Royalty - Winter Theme
Time Out - Snowflakes are Winters Butterflies
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Winter

onsdag 25 november 2015

Exercise Log

Hi there!
Today I have something completely different to show you, I think it's good to get a break with something other than just Christmas projects. I usually write down my training in a simple diary, and it is time to start a new one.

 As usual I want alter it and this time I want it to have a clean and precise expression. Therefore, it has got natural colors, fast legs and a pounding heart ... and that is all that is needed.
Many thanks for stopping by - I hope you enjoyed my project!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Kraftyhands Blog - Need for Speed
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

tisdag 24 november 2015

Wishing You A Merry Christmas

Hello Again!
Yes, I'm back again with a new Muse:ChristmasVisions card. I really love Betty Wright's cards, they are always beautiful so it's not hard to find inspiration.

Ok, I think you see how it's created. Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also entering the following challenges:
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
Allsorts - At least three die cuts
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

söndag 22 november 2015

Christmas Altered Zink Box

Hello crafters!
Ok, today I have an old zinc box to show that I have altered for Christmas, I intend to give away a Christmas gift in it. As usual when I get an idea, I get such a rush to get started that I totally forget to take a "before" picture.

But here is "after" my makeover. I started by painting the lid with white gesso to get a good base for the decoupage image which I then mounted. Then I went loose in my stash and had fun with dies, metal / ordinary flowers, etc.

I think that´s all that needs to be said about this project...sorry for the slightly gray photos, it was a bit poorly with daylight when they were taken. I hope you have had a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie - An Altered State
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas Present
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes Mixed Media

fredag 20 november 2015

Glittery Christmas

Hello Crafters!
Here is another Christmas card with an old fashioned Santa, and perhaps the whole card goes in a bit unusual Christmas colors.

I found the image of Santa in my stash, I decided to combined it with papers from Webster´s Pages "A Christmas Story Collection, I think it´s from last year. Next, I had some fun with the Cozy Christmas "Jingle Bells" die to cut and create the bell banner. My sentiment is made with Mandys die. I think that's about it. As always, thanks so much for your visit!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m entering the following challenges:
Craft for the Craic - Something Glittery
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Christmas
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

onsdag 18 november 2015

Christmas Matchbox

Hello friends!
Today I have a quick post...with another Christmas altered matchbox. This is a little smaller than the one I showed a few days ago.

I used papers from Bo Bunnys "Sleigh Ride" collection. For the edge at the top I used Tim Holtz Alterations "Boughs of Holly" die and Distress inks. I also made a mini tag stamped with a small Christmas greeting which were adhered with twine and red berries. At the top of the box I added 3D snow and sprinkled over glitter.

 Okay then ... the reindeer got some glitter on his horns ... and on the frame :) 
Now I'm ready. Thank you so much for looking today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze - Baby It´s Cold Outside But Hot Inside

måndag 16 november 2015

Merry Christmas

Hello Crafters!
It´s time again for another fun challenge over at Muse: Christmas Visions, this week Chriss Blagrave is our Muse and I have created a card that I want to share.

It is not easy to "Take great pictures of your card" and therefore it is the challenge at Ett Trykk right now. They give a lot of tips on how to make the pictures better. Now I had not much time today to try different things, but one photo is taken with an angle and I also styled a little on one side.

The second is taken from straight ahead with a blurred background, I might have used a neutral background instead, to see the difference better. I think I'll try with another card in the future.
Supply list:
Memory Box Winter Flurry Frame Stencil
Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Greens dies
Poppy Stamps Small Blooming Poisettia die
Poppy Stamps Berry Sprig die
Inkido sentiment stamp
White embossing pouder, Distress inks, Star Dust Stickles, Dylusions Sprays

Whishing you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Birgit

Also entering:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - No Patterned Paper
Creatalicious - Merry Christmas
Wags`n Whiskers - Embossing