Easter Bag

onsdag 27 februari 2013

Hi there, all blog friends!
Today I have a new project with a tutorial over at Hobbyhärvans blog, if you want to see more, take a step over to Hobbyhärvans blog.

Wish you a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Think Positive, Kind Thoughts Makes You Beautiful

måndag 25 februari 2013

Hello everyone, happy Monday!
I'm back after a short break, with a card that I have made of some old left over paper pieces.

First I stamped the sentiment from Vilda Stamps and heat embossed it.
Then I placed it in a window where I had first adhered Tim Holtz tissue tape to the frame.
A butterfly was cut out from a Pion Design paper, then layered with Glossy Accents and dry Glitter.

The flowers to the left was cut out with the Prim Poppy die from Memory Box.
The leaves were made with a Joy Crafts die and a Martha Stewart punch.
I finished with some stuff from my stash, lace, rhinestones, natural twine, Diamond Stickles, a brad and red flowers.

I think that was it. Right now I think it's fun to use all the old material I find in my drawers.

I found a few challenges for my card to enter:
Paper Crafting Journey - Bingo (Lace, DieCuts, Brads)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Lace/Ribbon/Twine
Lady Anne´s - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Lace it Up

Thanks so much for popping in today!
Hugs, Birgit

In The Good Old Days...

onsdag 20 februari 2013

...nothing worked either.
Hi there!
The kids are off from school this week for the winter holidays. I do not know how many countries who have a winter holiday, but here in the Nordic countries, it´s common I think.
For me, it's time for another male card, everything to fulfill my New Year's promise to myself.

For today's card, it has finally come to use the nice retro tractor images I cut out from a magazine over a year ago.

I made my own background paper by prime with Gesso, and then use some stencils, sprays and stamps.

In the past, they surely had big problems getting the tractor to go, these days it's usually the computer that does not work I think (At least with me:))
If you are a farmer today, you surely have "double trouble".

I made the sentiment om my computer, by the way.

Here are some challenges for this card:
Craft Room - Something For A Man
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - For The Men
Crafts and Me - Charmed, I´m Sure
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Birgit

Balloons For Everyone!

måndag 18 februari 2013

Hi, all blog friends!
I hope your week has started well so far, and that the week brings some time in the craft room.
I saw a nice sketch at Our Creative Corner and wanted to try it to a card for a child.

This is what I came up with, an easel card with the cutest dragon you can imagine.
I took out a few pieces of paper from Webster´s Pages Ladies&Gents which I wanted to use up, and combined them with some other things from my stash.

The image was first colored with Copics. Then the balloon got one layer Glossy Accents,  and then I sprinkled it over with dry glitter. I also used a little Star Dust and Diamond Stickles.

Sentiment stamps are from Inkido (the upper)"Wish you all that you desire", and Reprint.
For the flowers I used the Small Pinuheel Posie die from Memory Box.

"The thing" to the left in chipboard was first black and glossy. I painted it with white crackle paint, but it started to fall of so then I gave it a layer Glue´n Seal too.

Here are three more challenges for this card:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Things with Wings
Dream Valley - Ribbon and Bling

Thank you for taking time to visit me and look at my card!
Hugs, Birgit

Blow Your Horn & Celebrate

fredag 15 februari 2013

Hi, everyone!
I created this card for the challenge over at Cupcake Craft. This time they have a "Sketcharoony" to follow.
I mixed and matched some old pattern papers and Heartwarming Vintage Photos from Crafty Secrets.

I used round stamps from Crafty Individuals.

The doily was stamped and sponged with Dusty Concord Distress ink.
I added a piece of one Memory Box Fence die cut, together with other struff from my stash.

Not so much more to say about this I think.
But I also found some other challenges for this card:

Ett Trykk - Doily/Kakeserviett
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Ribbon or Twine
Crafts and Me - Doily Heaven
Party Time Tuesdays - 3 and 3 (3 flowers and 3 persons)
Deep Ocean - Letter B (Birthday)

I hope you all enjoy a happy and creative day!
Hugs, Birgit

More Love

onsdag 13 februari 2013

Hello there!
A warm thank you to everyone who visited Hobbyhärvans blog and to those of you who have left comments and became followers. And thanks so much for stopping by today!
Here is another Valentine's Day project, this time I have decorated a box of chocolates.

I used an old favorite stamp from Magenta. After I stamped the image I used Rangers Sticky Embossing Pouder and adhered Glitter over it.
Then I painted the butterfly, and around the heart just a little bit in soft colors with Copics

The word Love is computer made, then cut and embossed with one Shapeabilities Fancy Tags die.
The tag ends were sponged with red Distress ink.

The papers are from Inkido´s Is This Love Collection. I also used one Die-namics die for the swirls, one metal charm and corners, as well as some other stuff from my stash.

I hope you can see a little of that glitter.

I enter this Love box into the following Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - My Valentine
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Valentine´s
Celebrate The Occation - Valentine Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Hearts and Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Timeless Tuesday - Put Your Heart On It
Crafty Creations - Love and/or Hearts

Have a great Wednesday!
Hugs, Birgit

Exciting News!

måndag 11 februari 2013

Hello everyone! Today I have some exciting news to share.
I have been invited by "Mia" at Hobbyhärvan to become a part of her Design Team. I am so honored and thrilled to be a part of such a great group of designers. So today I have made a new project for the Hobbyhärvan blog.
If you want to see more, take a step over, check it out and let me know what you think.
Many thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!
Hugs, Birgit

From My Heart

lördag 9 februari 2013

Today I would like to show you a gift I have made for Valentine´s day.
I filled a bag with goodies for a sweetheart.

The heart in the middle is made of a PR pin in metal that my husband got from a salesman.
Now I've transformed it totally by using red and white Alcohol Inks on the bottom, and Glossy Accents over for a shiny look.

In the middle where there previously was a tractor name, is now a compuder made sentiment instead.
I layered it over a lace heart. The other supplies were found in my stash.
Thank you for seeing me today!
Hugs, Birgit

Card Crafter´s Cicle - Love is in the Air/Valentine
Cute Card Thursday - Love Struck
Simon Says Stamp - Have a Heart
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Winged Things

torsdag 7 februari 2013

Morning blogfriends!
I have a new project to share. There´s a new challenge on Divas By Design blog called: Winged Things.
So I made this card using the sketch over at Timeless Tuesday.

At last I have been using the black furry fabric that I saved from an old vest that I once had. So fun!
I dressed a cut out heart with it, then layered it over Tristan and Cloe Butterfly die cuts from Memory Box.

Do you see the stitched pattern on the fabric?

I used papers from Prima Meadow Lark Collection and the sentiment stamp are from K-Designs. (Warning! A hug can jump out when you open ...)

I also used laces, flowers, a metal corner and Seam Binding dyed in with Distress ink.
I´m also entering this card into the following challenges:

Simply Create Too - Valentines Day (or Hearts)
Deep Ocean - Love and Lace
Stampin With The Dragon - Love is in the Air
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Lace
Robyns Fetish - Have a Heart
The Ribbon Girl - Love You or Valentine
Kreative Stempelfreunde - With Hearts/Valentinesday
Craft Room - Handmade Embellishments

Thank you for your visit and, Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

70 Years! Then You Should Celebrate!

tisdag 5 februari 2013

Hi friends! Wecome to my blog!
Here is a card for a man who will soon complete 70 years. I let the sentiment to be in the spotlight, and it says:
"It's not the years in your life that counts, but the life in your years."

I stamped the sentiment from Slöjd Detaljer on black CS and heat embossed it with white embossing pouder. Then I drew around the edge with a white pencil and wrote "Let Remain" in the corner.

I adhered it over a piece of corrugated cardboard and chipboard, that I first had sprayed with Dylusions and Distress Ink and then stamped with a stamp from Inkido with textured pattern.

I used FabScraps Organic Herbs Two patterned paper and a piece of old glitter border.
At the top of the card I adhered the Pine Needle Border that was cut with a Memory Box die.
The numbers got a lot of different colors before I was satisfied, then a layer of Crackle Accents.

Then the bird had a layer of Glossy Accents before I adhered them together with a piece of measuring tape that I first had circled number 70.
 A pair of black pearls finished it all.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a wonderfully creative week!
Hugs, Birgit

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
J&C Creations - Something Old (Glitter border) and Something New (Pine Needle Border)
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

Tag Card, New Folding For Me

fredag 1 februari 2013

Happy Friday!
This week has just rushed off and today, it is February 1st, how did it happen?
Well, for today I have made a card that I got the inspiration, and instructions to, from the magazine Ett Trykk. I thought I must try it.

This card goes in a color scheme that I almost never use, so it is extra fun when it finally happened.
I have been using Bildmålarnas Sweet Tones papers, and the middle image was cut out from a Sagen Vintage Design sheet, with Spellbinders dies.

The round stamp in the corner are from Rox Stamps. One Inkido stamp were used on the tag and the one behind the image are from Bildmålarna.

I adhered Star Dust Stickles to the edges. It's not much more to say about it I think.
I want to join the following challenges with this card:
Crafts and Me - Your Favourite Embellishment (lace)
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful!
Hugs, Birgit