Birthday Wishes

måndag 30 juni 2014

Happy Monday everyone!
This card I have made considering that it can be given to both a man or a woman, so I have been moderate with overly cute embellishments. Moreover, it has got a pocket for a small gift where it can be inserted.

I used background papers from K-design(Take my picture), and I cut out the images from Reprint and PION design sheets.

The sentiment and the crown stamp on the pocket is from Red Rubber Design, the other upper one was stamped with one of the Film Strips Sentiment stamps from Whimsy Stamps.

I also added a Manor House die cut from Memory Box in the background and stamped a couple of times with a round sentiment stamp in Coffee Archival ink over one side.

A piece of metal was adhered to the top right corner after it first been treated with various media, I've already forgotten what I actually did. I also sewed a few stitches with my sewing machine and added some pearls.

It was finished of  with a leather string and some other things from my stash, and that´s it! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Favourite Stamp (I use the round sentiment stamp very often and is a realy favorite)
Creatalicious - Happy Birthday
Stampin For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Happy Birthday
Cupcake Inspirations - Celebrate

Inspired By A Tattoo

lördag 28 juni 2014

Hello blogfriends!
I´m back with a card I made for this week´s new Craft -Room challenge. The theme is Tatoo inspiration and I went in for it so hard that I actually forgot the twist, a little pen work of your own. So the only hand-drawn on my card are the lines I did around the words "still" and "magical", ha,ha...

I started with a stamp from Autumn Leaves "Love With a Fluorish" stamp set and colored it up with both red and black ink before stamping. I then used another sentiment stamp from the set and stamped over the heart, before I clear heat embossed it.

I wanted some more texture around my "tattoo" so I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Diamond Plate embossing folder to achieve it.

Since this is a masculine card, I wanted to add some metal and chains. I also found a piece of fabric from an old pair of jeans in my stash that I liked.

The motorcycle image are from Reprint, I think that´s about it. I hope you  have a great weekend (it's raining here with me)!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Make It Masculine
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Add Wings


torsdag 26 juni 2014

Hi everyone!
I thought about trying to join the challenge at Less is More, before it closes for the week. But since I'm not so used to working with watercolors, there have been many attempts to get into something that I can at least feel a little happy with and who have ended up in the trash.

In the end, I decided that this had to be OK....and that's what you'll see today.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Simon Monday - I ought to use this more! (watercolours)
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes


tisdag 24 juni 2014

"A hug can jump out when you open ..."

Hi friends! Just a quick post today. I had some nice leftover scraps of paper left that I wanted to use up...and this is how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week ahead!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - The Bold and the Beautiful
Simply Create Too - Your Sentiment is the Highlight
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Flower Power
613 Avenue Craft - Anything Goes (pink)

My "New" Broom

måndag 23 juni 2014

Hi everyone!
I hope everyone has had a nice Midsummer weekend! I have a new post over at Miss Agnes blog today and this time I have something a bit different to upcycled broom.

You can find more details over at Miss Agnes blog. Have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

The Easter Bunny Has Taken Vacation ...

torsdag 19 juni 2014

Hello everyone, thanks for visiting!
Today I´m so happy to tell you that I've been invited to be a guest designer over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges, where the theme for the next two weeks is "Anything Goes".

And because I was invited as a guest designer I also got to choose a stamp from the store, and then I chose this cute bunny that I just could not resist.

But since it's summer, and I wanted to make a summery card I took the papers from Maja Designs Coffee in the Arbour paper stack which I think have the right light and airy colors, to get the feeling.

I started by coloring the bunny with my Copics and making the sentiment on my computer. Then I stitched the image on to my card. I made some bubbles with a Paper Pen from the bottle that I had cut out from the papers.

I placed a Pixie Flower die cut from Memory Box together with a few pearls over the bunny. I also stamped a couple of times with a small Crafty Secrets bird stamp to get that right summer feeling, you know when the swallows swoop down from the sky:)

Please check out what the rest of the design team has to show today if you want some more inspiration-HERE.
And with this card, I also want to wish you all a very happy and pleasant Midsummer Weekend!
Take care of yourselves!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Lace&Pearls
Copic Marker Sverige - Anything Goes
Ett Trykk - Kort med blomster
Stamping Sensations - Animal Antics
Natalie and Amy´s - Four Legged Friends

Remember To Live

onsdag 18 juni 2014

Hi there!
I hope you are having a great week so far! The other day, I felt it was time for a vintage project again:) I love the style and this time I wanted the card would fit even to a man and therefore I chose colors and designs considering it.

Additionally, I was a little tired of all square cards and wanted to do something different and this is how it turned out ...

I have used:
Papers from Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics and Wax paper
Spellbinders Nestabilities Romanic Rectangles die
Wendy Vecchi  Studio 490 Dots&Stripes Borders Stencil
Distress inks, Seam Binding, Brad and a Metal Pin

Oh, I almost forgot that I also used a few finds from the leftover lying in a small pile, waiting to be used for anything...this time it was lace and a piece of wire with glitter bits on.

That´s it from me today, I hope you enjoyed my project.
Thank you so much for taking your time to visit me!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Design - CAS or Full On
Craft Your Passion - 3 or more Embellishments
Simon Monday - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and The Fox - Use Something Metal
Wags´n Whiskers - Fancy Folds
Cherish This - Dine Favoritter (Vintage style, colored in Seam Binding, Collage technique)

Pop-Up Box Card

måndag 16 juni 2014

Hi everyone!
Today I have a fun card to show over at Miss Agnes blog. If you want to see more details, take a step over to Miss Agnes:)

I hope you are having a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Sketch Again...

lördag 14 juni 2014

Well hello there friends!
There is a new sketch challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch and I thought to try it. I had an idea to heat emboss on a doily for a chalkboard effect....and I did that, but...

 ... I do not know if it fits into a CAS card. Although I tried to minimize the decorations to a single small fabric flower, I think it was just too much.

Sure, it became quite nice but ... I'm not so happy with this card. Anyway, please tell me what you think.
I´m wishing you all a happy weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee&Cards - Black&White + 1 Color
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Training Log

onsdag 11 juni 2014

Hi everyone!
Now that summer has arrived, it´s easy to train and I usually keep a training Log or rather, I have one online and then one in the old-fashioned paper way. Now it's time for a new paper version and of course, I wanted to fix it up a bit.

I dressed in the covers with pieces of fabric and then I used a lot of leftover stuff together with some old stamps that I found in my stash.

It can be easily opened and closed by using a piece of wire.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit...I hope you have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit 

Entered Challenges:
Time Out - Summer
Crafty Boots - Sport
Anything But A Card - Summer Lovin

Today You Will Be Celebrated

måndag 9 juni 2014

Hello and welcome!
Today I have a card for a guy who turns 25 to show you. It was a little hard to come up with something because I don´t think he is cars/hard rock/sport/boats style of guy, so it got a little nature inspired instead.

I hope he likes it, I tried to keep it pretty "clean".

I started with papers from the "Ready To Go" paper pad from American Crafts and a digi image saved on my computer,  which I colored up with my Copics. I also added some Glossy Accents on the bubbles and Star Dust Stickles.

The left black butterfly border was made with Memory Box "Kensington Border". For the sentiment I used one stamp from Stämpelkällan.

I finished of  with one of my butterflies, you have seen them before:) On the inside, I made a pocket for some money or a gift card.

That´s it for today, I hope you have a great start to the summer!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Deconstructed Sketch - I used the Sketch
Creative Knockouts - Die Cut/Punch Frenzy
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Crazy4Challenge - Man Made
Craft Your Passion - Fathers Day/For the Boys
Make My Monday - For the males in your life
Stampin For The Weekend - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Father Day/Male
Bearly Mine - One for the Boys

Card Without Text

onsdag 4 juni 2014

Hello and welcome!
Today I have a masculine card to share with no text on the front, a little fun...I think.

And yes, I know I failed a bit with the bottom arrow ... but it'll surely be seen that it is handmade:)

I used stamps from Tim Holtz and Glitz Laced with Grace set, Ribbon, Staples, Distress inks and some pencils. That´s it from me today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays - What a Catch
Stampin Royalty - Masculine Projects
Less is More - More Than One Stamp