Happy New Year!

söndag 29 december 2013

Hi there!
It´s time for my last post as guest designer over at K-designs blog . For today I have made a table decoration with the theme of New Year.

And with that, I also want to wish you all a crafty and Happy New Year!
Hugs, Birgit

Warm Winter Wishes

söndag 22 december 2013

Hi there!
This is my last post here on my blog before Christmas so with this card made for K-designs, I wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Have a great holliday!
Christmas hugs to all, Birgit

Season´s Greetings

torsdag 19 december 2013

Hi there!
Just a quick post to show you my version of "last minute Christmas card". I have also made some with the variation of red ribbons / red rhinestones.

The bird stamp which is an old favourite I use every year from Inkadinkado, was stamped in Wheathered Wood Distress ink and then clear heat embossed. And that's all that needs to be said about this card I guess.
Have a great day, enjoy this blessed season!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
En liten butik - Krispigt Vitt
Inky Impressions - Merry Christmas
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas - Card of the year
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday - Christmas
As You Like It - Favourite Christmas Stamp&Why (It´s always OK to use this one, anytime:))

Christmas Gift Box

måndag 16 december 2013

Hello friends!
I'm here with a new project today, I needed a box for a Christmas gift to my daughter's husband so I made this.

Here is how it looked before I started. Perfectly sized but of course it has a major fault as you can see ...

I wanted a white base so I covered it first with white gesso. Then I used stamps and dies from Tim Holtz alterations Holiday Joy set, some of the trees were embossed.

 Then I applied some Stambendous Shabby White to the sky and heated it up. The edges of the metal decoration was also heat embossed with Aged Silver embossing pouder from Stampendous.

Then, using the Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 Dots&Stripes Borders stencil, I sponged some stripes in black at the top and bottom of my box. Next I added a  line of red plaid washi tape and red ribbon.

Over the reindeer, I used another stencil from Wendy Vecchi 3 Fluorishes in order to create additional effect. The reindeer was first embossed in gold but I thought it needed a little more glitz and glam so it got a cover with gold glitter that also were heated in.

The golden reindeer also got a wreath with a cute little red bow and it looks so proud out over it.
And that´s it. Thanks so much for visiting, I also have a post over at Hobbyhärvans blog today where I show how I made this card which has been published previously here on my blog.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Christmas ABC
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Monday - Stamp Out 2013
Here Come The Boys - Anything Goes For The Boys
Sparkles Forum - Anything but a Card
Dream Valley - Christmas
Stampin With The Dragon - Gifts&Decorations
Fairy Tale - Box or Wrapping

söndag 15 december 2013

Hello everyone!
Today it is time for my Sunday post over at K-designs blog.
I have a last minute Christmas card in untraditional colors to share.

Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Time For Favourites

fredag 13 december 2013

Hi, again!
Over at the Craft Room Challenge this week, they want us to pick up one of our favorites from the past year and I have actually chosen this card because I like the technique of stamping on fabric. I do not understand why I don´t do it more often?
This is so sweet that I could not resist it, even though I made ​​a New Year's resolution at the end of last year to make more cards for men 2013 which I actually kept pretty good if I do say so myself.

That's all for today!
Hugs, Birgit

Wood Tags

torsdag 12 december 2013

Hi everyone!
I´m popping in today to share some small wooden tags that I have made to a few Christmas gifts.

I used a couple of stencils from Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi and You Do to create some cool background effects, along with some brown Distress inks.

The small images can be found on a PION design Wintertime in Swedish Lapland paper.

Some odds and ends from my desk and little lace of course to get the real vintage look.

Okay that´s it for me...I hope you all have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas Catch Up
Divas By design - Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies - Christmas Tags
Crafty Sentimants Design - Christmas
Robyns Fetish - Must have a Bow
Try It On Tuesday - A Handmade Gift or Tag
Dream Valley - Anything But a Card

Best Wishes For A Happy Christmas

tisdag 10 december 2013

Hi everyone!
It's a busy time now, it's hard to catch up with everything that should be be done right now.
Just a quick post today to show this Christmas card.

I started with the lovely paper from Anna Griffin with Christmas ornaments on. Then I made the strips at the top and bottom by using Studio 490 Wendy Wecchi Dots & Stripes Borders stencil.

The tag was cut out from a Reprint Christmas Time Tags paper. I adhered it over a piece of jute fabric and lace.

I also added colored in seam binding, red berries, more lace, flowers and a berry cluster from Petaloo.

Thanks so much for taking your time to stop by my blog today!
I hope you will be able to relax and enjoy the Christmas season.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Created With Love - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes With Santa
Deep Ocean - Santa Is Coming
Card Crafters Circle - Celebrations

Waiting For Santa Claus

söndag 8 december 2013

Good Sunday morning friends!
I´m back with a new DT project for K-designs blog.
If you want to see more details, take a step over.

Have a great day! Tanks for visiting me!
Hugs, Birgit

Happy Christmas!

lördag 7 december 2013

Hi there and many thanks for visiting!
You´re not alone...I know there are many out there waiting in the night for Santa and his reindeer.
I think this stamp from Alota Rubber Stamps is so sweet.

I colored it up with Distress Markers, little Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents and 3D Snow.

I used a couple of Spellbinders dies to cut the image out. Simple embellishments as alder cones and a piece of string finished of this Christmas card.
Thanks again for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m entering this card into the following challenges:
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend - Use some Red
Crafty Little Fairies - Candy Stripes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - It´s Christmas Time
Addicted To Stamps And More - Clean and Simple
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (CAS)
En Liten Butik - God Jul

You´re The Angel

torsdag 5 december 2013

Hello again!
Thanks for visiting me today and a warm welcome to new followers.
Here´s a new Christmas card made in my "usual" style, a little vintage romantic.

I started with a piece of fabric that I had lying a few years. I also found some papers from Webster's Pages that matched well together. The chipboard snowflake was heat embossed with Stampendous Frantage Shabby Blue and Silver Mix.

Then I cut out a couple of beautiful angels from another sheet of paper and adhered them over a doily and the snowflake. I stamped over the fabric with a round Reprint Christmas stamp in Coffee Archival Ink.

I also used some old cut outs, a metal corner, a brad, ribbon, Stickles and natural twine. The Vilda Stamps sentiment was cut out with a Spellbinders die.
That´s it for today. Thank you for spending time at my blog!
Hugs, Birgit

I wish to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Divas By Design - Feeling Festive
Bearly Mine - Christmas Sentiment
Party Time Tuesdays - Merry Christmas Projects
The Ribbon Girl - Christmas
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Craft Room - Vintage Christmas

White Christmas

tisdag 3 december 2013

Hi everyone!
I can´t believe that it´s already December. Time flies...
For my card today I have just run a piece of paper through my machine with the Retro Swirls embossing folder from mpress.

I stamped the sentiment from Vilda Stamps at the bottom, and then I added black Stickles on the letters for more glitter.

I stamped the image from Stampendous and then I painted it with Distress Markers.
At the top of the skates I added white Paper Pen and sprinkled  loose glitter over before it had dried.

I cut out the ice skates and adhered them to my card with 3D foam.
A bow made ​​of a piece of twine finished of this easily made card.
Thanks for looking!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Robyns Fetish - Christmas Cards
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Created With Love - Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Free and Easy
Cherish This - Christmas Cheers
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - It´ll be all White on the Night

Cupcake Box

måndag 2 december 2013

Hi there!
Today i have a new DT piece over at Hobbyhärvans blog .
I´m sharing a Cupcake box, if you want to see more tetails take a look HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

First Advent

söndag 1 december 2013

Happy Sunday!
For today I've pimped up my Advent candles, and over at K-designs blog you can see more details.
Please jump over there and take a closer look.

Have a great First Advent...light a candle!
Hugs, Birgit