Take Your Time To Do NOTHING

måndag 29 augusti 2011

Hello again!
I made a card, and I had the challenge at Less is More in mind when I did it.
I wanted to make a simple but not elegant card, so I did.
It was a matter of course to make a card which included three of the previous challenges,
and here I sit now with a card that barely fits in any of them:)

I hope it can be week 18 - Monochrome, week 25 - Button or Ribbon (but it´s not a ribbon, it´s a twine), maybe week 10 - sentiment only (but there are flowers too), or maybe it´s more like week 2 - Flower or Tree....not good.
Anyway, I think the card is equally suited for both a man and a woman, and that's good.

I must say I like this shabby edges of the natural paper that I used.
Nothing more to say about this I think.
Hope you like my card and come back soon!
Hugs, Birgit

Housework Can´t kill You, But WHY Take The Chance?

lördag 27 augusti 2011

Hi there!
Today I have a funny card for you. At least I think so myself.
Hope this cleaning fairy comes home to me:)

I have colored my cute Stamping Bella stamp with Copics and added Diamond, Crystal and Star Dust Stickles to it.
Then I cut it out with Spellbinders Labels Seven, and the sentiment with one of the smallest Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large.

I sponged the sentiment edges with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

Background papers from Crafty Individuals and Once upon a time collection.
Then I would of course have a little spider and I found a cute one here. (Thanks Janie!)
After cutting out I placed it on gauze that I have dyed in with Tea dye, Old paper and Tattered Rose Ink.

A feather, a few gems, some seam binding and twine finished of my card.

Entered Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - I used the Sketch
Craft Your Passion - Snarky, Sarcstic and Funny Sentiments
Phindy´s Place - Make your own Embellishments
Sukkersött - Vinger
Totally Gorjuss - As You Like It
Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday evening!
Hugs, Birgit


A Peach Summer Card

torsdag 25 augusti 2011

Welcome to my blog today!
I'm so glad I was getting myself on this week's color (Sweet Days Of Summer) challenge at The Shabby Tea Room.
I hope this photo shows the lovely colors in this challenge, and my handmade flowers.

I have used two digis this time, sentiment from The Sherlocks Home and flowers from Beary Whishes.
The sentiment was cut out with Spellbinders Beaded Ovals and sponged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
The flowers were colored with Copics, little gold Stickles was added in the middle.

The handmade mini flowers is made by pink ribbons and fabric that I colored in with Inks and then cut in half and twisted round.

Other supplies I have used:
Papers: Three different design papers but I only know the name of one, Pion Design - Sagan om Våren
Lace, Twines, Pearls, Gems and Bast comes from my stash
Border punch from Martha Stewart
Sewing Machine

I almost forgot ... the leaves, I punched out and colored with Peeled Paint ink.

Entered Challenges:

Mojo Monday - I used the Sketch

Tuesday Throwdown - Diamention and Texture
Creative Card Crew - Hand Made Flowers

As always, thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Monochromatic Blue

tisdag 23 augusti 2011

Hello everyone!
I just wonder, where did the summer go! Schools have started so I suppose that summer is over. or?
Anyway, I have made ​​a cute card in soft pale blue tones.

I have used the cutest stamp you can imagine, and it comes from Bild målarna.
It´s colored with Copics and little Star Dust Stickles were added.

I cut it out whith Spellbinders Standard Cicles Large and Eyelet Circles.

I will not tire you out with details today so...
...here is a supply list:

Paper: Inkido -Forever Summer, One more paper but I can not remember where it comes from.
Ink.: Faded Jeans, Broken China
Ribbons, Twine, Metal charm and seam binding (that I colored in) from my stash.
Brad: Reprint
Gems: You Do
Cut out: My Design
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Flurish Accent
sewing machine

Entered Challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Dies to Die For
Sketchy Colors - Blåtoner
Totally Gorjuss - Cute and Cuddly
Crazy4Challenges - Bingo (Square card, Die cuts, 2 or more Designpapers)
Sukkersött - Monokromatisk
Scrappy Frogs - Time for some Bling
Scrapperiket Utfordringsblog - Sommerfugler

 Thank you for your visit, take care!
Hugs, Birgit

Christmas Card In August

söndag 21 augusti 2011

Hello my friends!
Today is my card made for Less is More.
This week's challenge is to make a card with things that can move,
 and a snowflake moves slowly to the ground.

I have embossed the Inkido stamps whith clear embossing pouder, and then sponged around with Faded Jeans and Broken China Distress Ink.

I punched out a snowflake with a Martha Stewart punch, gave it little Stardust Stickles and a Rhinestone in the middle.
White lace in the bottom finished of my card.
Hope you like it.

Have a nice Sunday!
Hugs, Birgit

High On Life

lördag 20 augusti 2011

Hi there!
Hope you have a wonderful Saturday. It rains here in my part of Sweden for the second day in a row.
I have used the sketch over at Stampin Royalty for my card today.

For my card I have used a sentiment that I found at Create with TLC. 
I wrote it out directly on a piece of paper that I placed over black CS and a Lattice Rectangle Nestabilities cut out.
I sponged the edges with Forest Moss Ink.

For the bottom panels I used Maja Designs paper Life in the Country.
The butterfly got pink rhinestones and glued over the sentiment.

I finished with one Prima flower, pearl string, Pin, Pink berries, Green Ribbons, Lace, Brad and one sponged Fluorish Accents Shapeabilities cut out. And one green shell with some gauze bandage.

I also made this card for Tuesday Throwdown - Non-Stamped Sentiment and Crazy 4 Challenges -Bingo (Brads, Flowers, 2 or more Design papers).

As always thanks so much for stopping by.
Hugs, Birgit

Love Warms Every Nest

tisdag 16 augusti 2011

Hello friends...
... I just finished this card for this weeks challenge at Less is More.

I have used my Distress Inks. refillers on Aquarelle paper.
I like this technique because I think it makes the image more "natural".

Stamps: Crafty Secrets
Inks: Old Paper, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick
Little blue twine from my stash, and little Glossy Accents on the eye.

Thats about it I think.
Hugs, Birgit

Yellow Flowers

måndag 15 augusti 2011

Hello and welcome to my post for today!
This week they have new color challenge at CR84FN, Yellow, Kraft and Neutral.
And I have a new card to show.

This is also for The Sweet Stop Sketchers because I have used their sketch,
and Lothian Crafts Online Challenge - Anything Goes.

I have colored my Sarah Kay stamp with Copics and little yellow Stickles.
Then I cut it out and placed it over a die cut frame from My Design.

For the background I used one Prima paper from the Pastich Collection, I cut one edge with a punch.
 And over it I used one piece of a wellum paper from Webster´s Pages.

The sentiment from Create with TLC was written directly on craft paper and then I just tore it out.
Behind, there are a Pinkpaislee paper which I cut out with a Nestie.

I finished of my card with a ribbon, a flower, some pearls and a white tassel ribbon.
Here is a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by - wishing you a wonderful week!
 Hugs, Birgit

Male Card

lördag 13 augusti 2011

Hi again and happy Saturday to all of you!
This time I show you a black and white card for a male birthday, and I used Crafty Creations sketch.

I must say I like this picture of the motorcycle.
Behind the motorcycle I used a Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Frame.

And behind that I used some black metal flowers that I have cut from un old candle holder.
Hope you can see it better here.

I used a piece of white embossed paper and black lacer cut at one edge.

I stamped Happy Birthday directly on the ribbon.
Then I took little black twined leather straps, jeans buttons and gauze bandage and placed it together at the bottom.

Challenges entered:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday - Clean & Simple
Sukkersött -Metall er Tingen
Crazy 4 Challenges - Monocromatic Coloring

Wishing you a wonderful summer weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Blue and Yellow - Swedish National Colors

fredag 12 augusti 2011

Hello, everyone!
Youst a quick post for Less is More.

I've been thinking all week about what I could do for this week's challenge, but it has been difficult and no good ideas have come up.
Finally I found two papers that had the right colors and right motives.
There will be ocean blue and sunshine yellow.
 The sunflower may symbolize the sun and I placed it as a sun over the water.
Besides, I have been using pieces of paper that I stitched down with the sewing machine, and the sunflower had a little extra sparkle.
Thats all from me today.
Wish you all a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Sketchy Colors Challenge Rosa,Hvitt og Gull and others...

tisdag 9 augusti 2011

Hello, I´m back again...
...and this time I have something to hang on the wall to show you.

I wanted to focus on the sentiment, so I have added a layer of clear embossingpouder over the entire surface so it became glossy and shiny.

The background paper is from INKIDO - ljusrosa ros, and I sponged the edges with Tattered rose, Spun sugar and Worn lipstick Distress Ink.
I cut out two butterflies from a Prima Marketing sheet, and a flower image from one 3ndy papir.

Lace and the floral metal are from my stash. Behind the lace are a small paper that I have punched with a Marta Stewart punch.
At the bottom of the heart I placed one old rose stickers that I have had for years that only been lying there.

I also used one My Design diecut and clothespins.
Then I made a bow of seam binding and a golden pipe cleaner.

Maybe I have forgotten something but I think that's about all.

Entered Challenges:
Sketchy Colors - Rosa, Hvitt og Gull
Top Tip Tuesday - Straight Edges
Crazy 4 Challenges - Chaped Card (This is not a card, hope it´s OK)
Alota Rubber Stamp -  Glitter, Flower, Distress

Thank you for your visit!
Hugs, Birgit