Christmas Preparations

söndag 30 november 2014

Hi there!
I´m back again with a new Christmas card that I have made with wonderful old papers that I found in my stash. It´s unknown where the image comes from but the background papers are from Echo Park.

I love the vintage feel and all the green. I cut out the upper branches and the wreath with dies from Memory Box, Pine Needle Border and Frostyville Wreath.
I made two quite similar when I was on the go, the second card I show you tomorrow.
I hope you all have great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
We Do Doobadoo - Get Festive
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Square Cards (Dancing)
My Sheri Crafts - Oh Christmas Tree

Christmas Tag

fredag 28 november 2014

Hi everyone!
Today I have a tag to show you and it is made of that which happened to be on my desk at the moment.

I made a background of embossing paste and some ink sprays. Then I simply added leftovers and things from my stash.

A mix of everything...

... and that´s it for today. Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Something Old
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes

Sprinkle A Little Fairy Magic

onsdag 26 november 2014

Hello, thanks for stopping by today!
I have made another folded card with the Enchanted Christmas papers from Papermania. It feels fun with some other colors and styles for Christmas, right now there is almost only cards in vintage and traditional Christmas colors on the blogs.

I used sentiment stamps from Inkido and K-designs, the tree on the little tag was made with a Reprint stamp.

I had a bit of a left-over Pine Needle Border die cut from Memory Box that I added.

 That´s it for today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Christmas is Coming
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Christmas Gift Box

måndag 24 november 2014

Hello friends!
I had so much fun the other day when I altered a box that I have saved. I hope to give it away for Christmas:)

First I used papers from Wild Rose Studio the Holly Lane paper pack to the sides.

Next I stamped Ornately Merry from Penny Black in Cherry red ink and cut it out. Then I used the Glowing Candles die from memory Box both in white and patterned leftover paper pieces to fit into the candles.

I also added a little red and Platinum Stickles to the die cut. The sentiment was made with a die from Mandys.

Then I added lace,flowers and different leaves together with a punched out snowflake that I sprinkled with glitter.

Here is the box when it is open, I have thought to write a greeting in the box gable.
That´s it for today. Thank you so much for coming by to check it out.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
That Craft Place - Anyhing Goes
StampARTic - Jul/Christmas
A Creative Romance - Something Old (old box that I have saved)
En liten butik - Presentinslagning
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (optional subway art)
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes

For You

fredag 21 november 2014

Hi everyone!
It's hard to believe how fast the weeks running away ... soon it's the first Sunday of Advent already!! I'm trying to work on with my Christmas cards and here is one more I want to show you.

I started with one Wild Rose Studio stamp that I colored with my Copics, and papers from Maja Design the "A Gift For You" collection.

I made the background with watercolors, added some Glossy Accent and glitter. Then I heated in Stampendous Shabby White embossing pouder around the image edges.

The cones are made with a Memory Box Pinecone Frame die cut that I used as stencil together with embossing paste, Old Silver embossing pouder and Red Crushed Glass Glitter from Stampendous.

I stamped the sentiments from K-designs under the image and on a piece of vellum that I gold heat embossed. And that´s it I think.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crafting When We Can - Use Your Markers
Crafty Little Fairies - Not a Square
Kit and Clowder - Christmas
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas
Time Out - Embossing with the optional twist of Sparkle
As You Like It - Favourite X-mas Style & why (for Christmas I always tend to by traditional:))
Fairy Tale - Christmas with Animals

Spreading Holiday Joy

torsdag 20 november 2014

Hi everyone!
Is anybody counting down the days till Christmas? It´s my turn to share a post for Miss Agnes blog so here´s one quick made card for thoose who might not have started yet:)

Thank you ever so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Enchanted Christmas

tisdag 18 november 2014

Hello and welcome back!
The other day I tried to make some order among my old Christmas papers and then I found a pack of beautiful glittery images from Papermania "Enchanted Christmas", I can´t understand why I havn´t used them before.

And just because they are so beautiful I didn´t want to destroy them with a lot of embellishments, at least not to the largest images. Here I just added a little Merry Christmas stamp.

And at the back, I used another of the images, one where Santa goes out.

Very easily done...have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - The Big Guy

Santa Christmas Tree

söndag 16 november 2014

Hi there!
I hope you smile a little bit about this card, because I do :) I got inspired when I saw this picture in my mailbox the other day.

My spruce seems to be a little kinder, not quite so crazy, I do not want to scare the kids at Christmas:) I used watercolors for the background and the Memory Box Frosted Christmas Tree die.

The Merry Christmas sentiment was made with a die from Mandys and the hood is made of cheesecloth which I colored in with Distress ink.
That´s it for today. Hope you had a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challengs:
We Do Doobadoo - Christmas
Less is More - More Than One Tree
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (Hello)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - No Patterned Paper

Small Christmas Cards

fredag 14 november 2014

Hey there everyone!
I showing you a pair of small Christmas card or gift addresses today. There is space to write a greeting inside.

I've kept them pretty simple, but that's because the images from Reprint fits so well with these cards. The inside stamp is from Inkido.

Here with me it's really gray and gloomy weather right now, I long for Advent and some beautiful lights.
Anyway...thank you so much for coming by my blog!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (make a gift)
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes 
Chocolate, Coffee&Cards - Your Favourite Holiday (Christmas:))

Santa Claus

onsdag 12 november 2014

Hello friends!
Today it is my turn to post over at Miss Agnes blog, so step over if you want to se more cards and get mass producing card tips, HERE.

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

Winter Garland

tisdag 11 november 2014

Hello visitors!
Happy Tuesday to you! Just a quick card from me today:) Here is an old stamp from Inkadinkado that I have used watercolors to (my favorites right now). 

The sentiment from Reprint was first copper heat embossed and then cut out with one Shapeabilities Nested Lacey Pennants die.
It was what I had to show today. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
CAS(E) This Sketch - I used the Sketch
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps and More - Photo Inspiration
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes 

Simply Christmas

söndag 9 november 2014

Hi there!
Okay, this is just so simple...a stamped and gold embossed Christmas tree. Some platinum Stickles, red berries and natural twine, that´s it.

This is maybe something for your last minute Christmas cards?
Many thanks for stopping by - I hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Make it Sparkle
Crimbo Crackers - Clean and Simple
The Kraftyhands - Christmas Cheer
Stamping Sensations - Simply Christmas


fredag 7 november 2014

Hi there!
I´m back with another post at Miss Agnes blog today. I love this sweet reindeer:)
You can find the post with more photos here.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me!
Hugs, Birgit

Merry Christmas

onsdag 5 november 2014

Hello friends!
I´m back with you today with a new Christmas card I created without any designer paper,  just used distress inks and some stamps.

I really enjoyed making this card and I like the scene ... the embossed star and the sparkling reindeer. This is not the usual Christmas colors, but nevertheless, here is a lovely Christmas spirit. 

I´ve used some dies...Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Cabinet Card and Holiday Joy set, Spellbinders Shapeabilities D-Lites Window Three, Memory Box Traditional Stars and Pine Needle Border, sentiment die from Mandys.
The star is covered with Aged Gold embossing pouder from Stampendous and the reindeer got Shabby White together with some Silver Mix.
That´s it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (Sparkle and Glitter)
Dream Valley - Getting Ready for Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Bearly Mine - Christmas Cards
Cherish This - Christmas Cheers
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Congratulations On Your Day

måndag 3 november 2014

Hello and welcome!
Just a quick post today to show you a birthday card I made for my sister the other day.

I used papers from Panduro the Tilda Papercraft Contry Red Paper Stack, a stamp from Bildmålarna and dies from Spellbinders Card Creator/Nestabilities Label Six.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you had a wonderful fall weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Through The Purple Haze - Use a Punch or Die
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes ( Holiday Thanks)
We Do Doobadoo - Enhancing your dies
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes

A Jar Full Of Candy

lördag 1 november 2014

Hello friends!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. And what is this that I show then? Well, it´s a jar full of candy that I´m going to give to a special person this weekend.

Here where I live you can buy candy and pick up what you want to have in bags or candy jars. I wanted my jar would get a more personal look and it felt right with an autumn theme ... so here it is.

First I painted it with Gesso and a thin layer gold Acrylic paint.

I made the bow from some scrap paper, then I went loose with a bunch of flowers on top.

The firs was cut out with Memory Box frosted Christmas Trio die. 

 The leaves was made by first cuting them out from Distress inked papers with a couple of different dies. Then crumple them a little bit and give them a thick layer of clear embossing pouder and heat in.

I love the leaves:) I finished of with a piece of washi tape at the bottom and some red pearls to resemble red berries (cranberries maybe).
That´s it for today. Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Sparkles Forum - Fall/Autumn Colours
StampARTic - Efterår/Höst/Fall
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (Bags, Tags, Boxes&More)
Try It On Tuesday - Colours of Autumn