Last Day In Year 2011

lördag 31 december 2011

I just want to make a small post on these last hours of this year.
I want to show a small decoration that I made to the dinner table tonight. And with that, I would like to wish all a happy end, and a Happy New Year!

Hugs, Birgit

Utmaning: Pysseltagen - Tema dekoration

Happy New Year!

onsdag 28 december 2011

Hello all blog friends!
I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas. Personally,I have spent time with family and friends, got nice gifts and eaten a lot of good food.
Now it is almost New Year, the days are flying away and I've made a New Year's card that I want to show you.

Stamps: Lili of the Valley, (colored with Copics), and for the tones were one You Do stamp used.
This stamp, were heat embossed with Silver Pearl embossing pouder on a piece of Pinkpaislee paper.

I made the sentiment on my computer and cut it out with one Spellbinders Fancy Tag, the image were also cut with one Spellbinders Large Labels.

For the background I used one old vellum paper from my scrap box, it was sewed down with the sewing machine.
The silvery border is a piece of metal fabric, and the bow is made of textile coated wire.
Flowers: Petaloo
I think thats all from me today...
Hugs, Birgit

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Kreative Stempelfreunde - New Years Card
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Time To Decorate At Home

onsdag 21 december 2011

Hi there...
I just have a fun project to share.
I saw a picture in a magazine of this kind of dress made of paper and I wanted to try to make a similar.
So this is probably my last Christmas project, I think.

The paper I used was a bit too stiff, it was difficult to make the folds of the skirt, it would have been better to use a thinner paper.
The hanger, I made of soft silver wire.

It is so beautiful, and doing well to hang in the Christmas tree or anywhere.
Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Birgit

I am entering Sparkles Forum challenges - Anything but a Christmas Card,
Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes,
Stampin Royalty - Winter/Christmas

The Last Christmas Card ?

måndag 19 december 2011

Hello bloggy friends!
I do not know, but this may be the last Christmas card this year.
And it is a tag card in lovely red, black and cream Christmas colors, wich I love.

For the first time this year I have picked up the sealing wax and made ​​a wax seal, it's so fun to do, so I just wonder why I have not done that before.

Papers: Basic Grey Jovial Paper Pad, Melissa Frances, Papirdesign
Santa: Crafty Individuals Miniatures "Merry Christmas"

Now I'll go out and see if I can find a Christmas tree to cut, it must be at least as good as last years.
Hugs, Birgit

Sketch Saturday - I Used The Sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges - It´s Santa
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Fave Colors Theme
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas Card With Removable Item
The Ribbon Girl - Red, Black, Cream

Here I Come To Save The Day

lördag 17 december 2011

Hi I have a new card to show you.
And it's a wonderful friend you come to see. This wonderful image was as a free digital image earlier this fall and I saved it on my computer for future use, I did not think it was the right season for snowmen then.

I colored him with Copics and used Spellbinders Standard Cirkles and Floral Doily Motifs to cut him out. Papers: Echo Park Seasons Greetings.
I found the sentiment at Create with TLC and it were cut out with one Spellbinders Fancy Tag.
I cut a piece of cloth and placed it behind the tag, and pinned down both of them with a silver needle, which I also took on a gem.

For the flower I used a cup for ice chocolate (here in Sweden we make such sweets for Christmas). I pushed it out into a circle, and above it I placed first a paper flower and then a fabric lace that I wrinkled up, then another paper flower.

I have also used little Paper Pens, Rhinestone swirl and some other stuff from my stash.
Have a wonderful weekend, thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Simon Says Stamp - I used the Sketch
Stampin With The Dragon - Christmas Bling
Craft Your Passion - Tag Your It
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Last Minute X-mas Makes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas Card With Removable Item

A Christmas Decoration

torsdag 15 december 2011

Hello to you all in the middle of the Christmas preparations!
I got such a desire to make a small garland of tags, and here it is hinged and ready.
I'm sorry for the bad photos.

For my tags I have used the new colors Distress Inks. from Tim Holtz and some "old" colors for the stamping.

The images I have cut out from Crafty Individuals Miniatures "Merry Christmas".

For the rest, I have used a bit of everything from my scrap boxes.

This was a fun little project and the results can be seen at once where it hangs in my hallway.
Now, I wish you a wonderful rest of the day.
Hugs, Birgit

Craft Your Passion - Tag Your It
Paper Sundaes - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Dream Valley - Christmas

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

tisdag 13 december 2011

Hi there...
Do you have time to take a look at my blog or are you busy with Christmas preparations?
If you have time, please check out. I will try to keep it short.
Today I want to share a wintry card with you I created for The Sweet Stop and some more challenges. They have a useful sketch this week.

I stamped the snowflake from Inkadinkado in Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. and colored it a little bit more with Copics. Then I added some Star Dust Stickles to the snowflake and Glossy Accents to the text.

The image were adhered over one Spellbinders Lattice Rectengles die cut.
Behind the stamped image glimpsed it a snowy spruce from a picture I found in my scrap box.
The sentiment is made on my computer.

I gave the punched out snowflake Glossy Accents and a lot of glitter.
GCWV Winter Wonder Stack papers was used for the background and the inside.
I also added lace, a beautiful string and some stitching.
That was probably all I think.
Now, I just want to wish everyone out there celebrating Lucia, eat lots of gingerbread!
Hugs, Birgit

Crafty Creations - A Card With A Sentiment
Totally Gorjuss - Let it Snow
Everybody Art Challenge - Blue and White

Angel Matchbox

lördag 10 december 2011

Happy weekend everyone!
Today I looked in my box with leftover scraps of paper and altered this matchbox with papers I found there.

Yes, I know this is a short post here on the blog, but ...
as always thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Anonyme Scrappere - Rosa/Brunt
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Sukkersött - Engler
Allsorts Challenge - It Takes Two (Brown, Pink)

Christmas Joy

torsdag 8 december 2011

Hello friends, thanks so much for stopping by today!
I´m here to share with you my latest christmas card.
I was inspired by Tim Holtz tag No. 4, unfortunately I have not exactly the same stuff as he has. I have used the ideas to a card instead.

I think it becomes cool when you place an image behind a cut out and fill the hole with Glossy Accents. In this case, a little angel image.

For the background paper and the stamped snowflakes I have used evergreen bough, faded jeans, iced spruce and broken china Distress Ink.
The white branch were stamped with Acrylic paint.

On one side I added a shelf paper and the punched out snowflake first got crackle accents and then a lot of glitter.

I finished of with red berries, white flower, green punched leaves, ribbon, pearl string, stickles and white pearl maker.
Thats all for today I think. Hope you have some wonderful days with Christmas preparations.
Hugs, Birgit

Top Tip Tuesday - Let It Snow
ABC Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Delightful Challenges - Blue Christmas

Can There Be Too Much Of A Good Thing?

tisdag 6 december 2011

Hi there, the days run away! Already December 6!
Todays card was inspired by the technique that was shown at Flourishes, but I had to make several attempts before I was fairly happy with the results. Yet it was not really good. I added a little glitter for more Christmas effect.

Round the edges I used white acrylic paint, and it was cut with Spellbinders Large Labels. 
The background was made with one Nellie Snellen corner die cut and papers from Echo Park Season´s Greetings Collection. I used the sketch over at Sketchy Colors.
The little tag I have taken from last year's Christmas cuts from Crafty Secrets.

I just have to tell, there have been some snow today, the first of the season actually.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Stampalot Challenge - Bingo ( Punch,Tags, Ribbon)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas Present
Paper Sundaes - Using Die Cuts, Stitching, Red
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes + Glitter
Creative Card Crew - Tis The Season

Winter Birds

onsdag 30 november 2011

Hello and welcome back to my blog!
Last day on the month of November and it has gone quickly, or is it just me who thinks this?
This time I have made one matchbox that definitely will be used in the future when all the Christmas lights will be lit, or perhaps I give it away.

I have used images from Crafty Individuals, and the frames were made with Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares.
For the sentiment  I also used one Spellbinder die from the Nested Lacey Pennants set. It it stamped in Iced Spruce Distress Ink. with a stamp from Reprint.

The checkered paper I have used is from Basic Greys Jovial Paper pad. The other stuff, as velvet ribbon, lace, flowers and string comes from my stash.

Many thanks for visiting today!
Hugs, Birgit.

Entered Challenges:
Stampin Royalty - Anything But A Card
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes