Merry Christmas

måndag 30 september 2013

Hi everyone!
Time for a new Hobbyhärvan blog post. This card makes me long for vinter and snow:) Go HERE if you want to know the details.

I wish you a great week, and a lot of inspiration for making Christmas cards:)

A Day To Remember

söndag 29 september 2013

Hi there!
Sunday... and time for my new post over at K- designs blog.
Today I show a card made to a newly married couple, who are going on honeymoon.

I love the beautiful fall colors ...
Have a great Sunday!
Hugs, Birgit

Christmas Greetings

torsdag 26 september 2013

Hello everyone!
We have had a couple of cold mornings now, autumn is really here now with me in Sweden. But that's Ok...
I´m going to share a card I created yesterday using the sketch over at Sketch Saturday.

I combine two stamps, Mimosa Earmuffs from Bildmålarna and Candy stick from Magnolia stamps.
I first colored them with Copics, then added a coat of Glossy Accents on the Christmas Roses and and the ribbon/bow.

Next I added 3D snow and sprinkled it with loose glitter before it dried. I stamped with a holly stamp a couple of times with Distress ink around the edge.

On the little tag I used a date stamp.

And some reuse of a tassel that sat on a sweater I bought for a couple of days ago. I dyed it red, added some Gesso/Inka Gold and a rhinestone.
For the snowflake I used Stampendous Shabby Blue embossing pouder.
The sentiment is from Bildmålarna, filmstrip die and stamp from Whiff  of Joy, papers from Bo-Bunny´s Back To Backs.

I forgot to mention the cute border on the bottom edge that is made with a Edgeabilities Classic Bracket die.
That´s all from me today. Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I also want to enter my card in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Pretty Ribbons
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Crafts and Me - Lovely Lace
CMC Copic - Anything Goes

Christmas Candle Decoration

tisdag 24 september 2013

Hello and thanks so much for stopping by today!
This project was so difficult to photograph, the pictures do not give justice to it.
It´s sometimes fun to do something other than cards.

Anyway, I punched/die cut out different snowflakes, which then got a layer glitter, and then glued to a silver wire that I shaped into a spiral.

I also used one Memory Box die for the Christmas tree, and adhered it to a piece of tissue paper together with rhinestones.
The sentiment from Bildmålarna was gold heat embossed, and then cut out.

At the bottom there is another Pine Needle Border from Memory Box. I punched out a few pieces which I first sponged with some different Distress inks.

Then they received a coat of Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby Blue embossing pouder and fragments. I really like how they turned out. I glued them together to a ring.
And that´s it, my friends. Hope you have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Monday - Simon Says Stamp produkt ( Dies, Inks, Embossing)

My Book Swallower...And One More Thing

söndag 22 september 2013

Hi there...
Today I have a new post over at K-designs blog.
Welcome over to take a look at my little fella.

Thanks for stopping by! Wish you a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Season´s Greetings

onsdag 18 september 2013

Hi again!
Here is another Christmas themed card, made with a Inkadinkado stamp, which is few years old. But I like it, and it usually become a Christmas card every year with that particular stamp.

This year I first painted it with Distress Markers, and then gave it a thick layer of UTEE, and thereafter breaking it so that there was little cracks in the UTEE. I also tried with some Stampendous shabby White embossing pouder at the edge.

I first painted the chipboard heart with white Gesso and then ran it thru Sizzix Texture Fades embossing folder. Thereafter I painted it with red acrylic paint and wiped some of it before it dried. The edges was sponged with Graphite Inka Gold.

The sentiment are from K-designs, and I used a couple of Spellbinders dies.
That´s about it. Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
ABC Christmas - S is for Stockings and/or choose a Sketch, (I used this one)
Tuesday Throwdown - Things with Wings
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Wags´n Whiskers - Ribbons and Bows
Our Cretive Corner - Forgotten Things (in my case, it is the UTEE! I love it, but even though, I always forget to use it., cant remember when I did.)

Christmas Card Of Coffee Filters

söndag 15 september 2013

Hello all Sunday blog surfers!
It´s already time for my weekly K-designs blog post.
If you want to see more about this project, take a step over to K-designs.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great Sunday!
Hugs, Birgit

Christmas Tag/Book

fredag 13 september 2013

Hi, everyone!
Today it´s time for a new Hobbyhärvan blog post.
I hope you will take a closer look at my little tag / book.

Thank you for stopping in and have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Birgit

Child´s Play

torsdag 12 september 2013

Hi there!
I´m back today to share a card I made for the challenge over at Papertake Weekly, and a few others.
I used a digi image that I colored up with my Copics, and a sentiment from You Do.

The papers in the background are from Bildmålarna - Sweet Tones collection, and I painted a border with a white pencil at the outer edge.

The frame was made with Nestabilities Romantic Rectangles. On the right side of the image I  took out my Spellbinders M-bossabilities and dry embossed that part. I tied a ribbon bow, and under the bow sits a strip Washi Tape.

And this is funny ... to use something really old from my stash. A sticker, so fun....

Some flowers and leaves finish it up for today.
Here you have the inside too...

Have a great rest of the week! As always, thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Emboss It
Timeless Tuesday - Make a Good Impression
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Lady Anne´s - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Last days of Summer
Sparkles Forum - Up, Up and Away

First Christmas Card! ...for 2013 That Is

söndag 8 september 2013

Happy Sunday!
Here is the first Christmas card I have made for this year,
and I've done that for K-designs blog. 
K-designs has just released three new paper collections, and I have used one of them for my card.
I hope you'll peek in there and take a closer look,  it would make me happy!

Wish you a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

With Many Thanks

torsdag 5 september 2013

Hi everyone!
Sharing a card today that I have made for The Shabby Tea Room and this weeks challenge "Sweet Summertime". I just love the soft colors!

I have used papers from a couple of different Prima Marketing collections, and also from Reprint.

The sentiment was stamped with a Inkido stamp. Then I cut it out with a Nestabilities Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large die, and sponged with weathered Wood ink.
The little stamped bird on the tag is from Crafty Secrets.

The two sweet birds were stitched onto a piece of fabric. The heart border to the left was made with the Memory Box Cherish die.
Some other stuff from my stash also found its way into my card:)
I hope you all enjoy a happy day, and thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Inky Impressions - With Thanks
Frilly and Funkie - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Things with Wings

Be Unique

måndag 2 september 2013

Hello everyone!
I always peek in at Less is More every week and admiring all the fabulous CAS cards that are usually found there.
I've tried this technique many times myself, but it is rarely good, no matter how I do. But now I could not help but try again ....

I used a rubber stamp from Dylusions Traveling Travis set, and colored it up with Copics.
Then I cut the legs out and layered them with 3-D foam over a frame, made by two Spellbinders dies

 The sentiments was made with stamps from Creative Expressions.
I really like the bright colors that fit so well into the black.
Well, that´s it for today.
Have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

I also found this challenges to enter my card into:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
CMC Copic -Retro Fun, Funkify it Up
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Just One (it´s two legs but only one stamp, is that ok?)
Delightful Challenges - Make the cut


söndag 1 september 2013

Hi everyone!
It's Sunday again and time for my Sunday post over at K-designs.
Today I have made a kind of fun pop-up card ... check it out HERE.

Thank you for visiting, I wish you a great day!
Hugs, Birgit