måndag 31 augusti 2015

Cozy Lights In Snow-Covered Houses...

Hey there!
Here comes yet another card for Muse:ChristmasVisions...am I starting to be tiring? And this time, I might have taken me to much freedom when it comes to the sentiment and colors.

I have long wanted to try that technique where you first must heat emboss the sentiment and after the coloring, use Flat-iron and some soft paper to remove the embossed again. But in that way became the sentiment white instead of black, and I totally forgot about the red color, ha,ha... But here you have my sample, hope you like it anyway. I used a K-designs stamp and Distress inks.
Wishing everone a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up to the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (A2, Christmas, Watercolor)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes

söndag 30 augusti 2015

Upcycled Gift Box

Hi there!
I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have no card to show, instead I have a box that I have recycled/upcycled. "This gift is selected with care and consideration".

I heat embossed the Vilda Stamps sentiment in gold on a tag, and then added it together with some other things from my stash. Paper from Prima Marketing "The Optimist" Collection.

Many thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up to the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Recycle/Upcycle
Kreative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie - A Touch of Gold

onsdag 26 augusti 2015

Christmas Greetings

Hello crafters!
Oh yes! This is yet another card for Muse:ChristmasVisions, this time I focused on the design and not so much on the colors.

I decided to use Authentique papers the Wonder collection from 2011, and combine them with the gold heart that I made with embossing pouder and some glitter. The sentiment is from Reprint. This was a quick post, and that was good because now I have to start baking ... nam nam:)
I wish you all a good day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
CAS-ual Chic - Pretty Patterns
Chocolate, Coffee&Cards - Use a Sentiment

måndag 24 augusti 2015

A Birthday Card

Hi everyone!
I'm back with another Flap Fold Card, I thought it was so fun and easy. This time I have used a patterned cardstock in beautiful pale green, even if it doesn´t show on the photo, unfortunately it looks just gray.

I found the floral paper among my leftover pieces and there was even enough to create the flower on top. The little monkey with the flower is from Mama Elephant the Up And Away set, and I colored it with my Copics.

The decorative edge was made with a Artemio punch. Okay, I think that´s all that need be said about this project.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up to the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Celebration Time
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Sending You Flowers

fredag 21 augusti 2015

Behind The Clouds, The Sky Is Always Blue

Hello blog friends!
It's already Friday and the first school week is over here with me, now comes a nice weekend...I hope:) Today's card, I started over a week ago for the rainbow challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters. I had seen on a blog somewhere a shimmering metallic technique and tried to do something similar. So I made my rainbow square and it was kind of OK, but then I did´nt know how to continue, so it remained lying many days on my desk before I came up how I would finish this project.

Well, here you have it!
To make the card I used the following supplies: Distress inks for the rainbow, Copic pens for the bird, Sizzix embossing folder, Memory Box Texture Raindrops stencil and white Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi embossing paste, Die cuts made with Tim Holtz Holiday Greens and Memory Box Fresh Foliage dies, Bird Crazy stamp from Tim Holtz (with plastic eyes), sentiment stamp from Bildmålarna and "hello" is from Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings stamp set.
That was it...thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up to the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Fair and Square
Tuesday Throwdown - Texture
Papertake Weekly - To Die For

onsdag 19 augusti 2015

Guest Designing At Inky Impressions

Hello friends and crafters!
Today I´m sharing with you a card I have made for my Guest Design spot together with the talented design team over at Inky Impressions! The theme this week is "Christmas in August" and since I´ve already started with the Christmas card production, it was perfect for me. This year I'll be ready in good time!

The All Wrapped Up Kitty image is colored with Copics, and Glossy Accents was added to all the red ribbon. Then I masked the image and stamped the checkered background with CREAlies stamp no.11. I also stamped the sentiment from Tim Holtz Mini Holiday stamp set and added a little Star Dust Stickles.

 At the bottom of the card I added two pieces of leftover matching papers that first was die cut with a Mama Elephant border die. Finally I added a few sequins. Make sure that y´all check out what the other ladies created HERE!
That´s all from my side today. Have a wonderful day:)
Hugs, Birgit

I also play along in a few other challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quantum Leap (H-Happy Christmas/Happy Holiday sentiment)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas: Animal

söndag 16 augusti 2015

Thanks...CAS on Sunday!

Hi there!
I´m quite honored and excited to share with you that I have the honor and privilege to join along with the inspiring CAS on Sunday challenge blog as a guest designer this week! Thank you ladies for the invitation! The current challenge is to create a project with Vellum.

I was inspired to create a card by die cutting thru the vellum and to have a colored background. In this case, it became green because I decided to use the Fresh Foliage die from Memory Box. Then I cut another one in white CS to place over. The flower was cut with another Memory Box die Prim Poppy that I sponged with distress inks. Then I attatched them with a few stitches on my sewing machine, finaly I added my black Tim Holtz die cut sentiment and a few red pearls.
I hope you will drop by CAS on Sunday to check out the team´s inspiration samples. And please do think about joining in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up to the following challenges:
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes