Cozy Lights In Snow-Covered Houses...

måndag 31 augusti 2015

Hey there!
Here comes yet another card for I starting to be tiring? And this time, I might have taken me to much freedom when it comes to the sentiment and colors.

I have long wanted to try that technique where you first must heat emboss the sentiment and after the coloring, use Flat-iron and some soft paper to remove the embossed again. But in that way became the sentiment white instead of black, and I totally forgot about the red color, ha,ha... But here you have my sample, hope you like it anyway. I used a K-designs stamp and Distress inks.
Wishing everone a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up to the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (A2, Christmas, Watercolor)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes

Upcycled Gift Box

söndag 30 augusti 2015

Hi there!
I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have no card to show, instead I have a box that I have recycled/upcycled. "This gift is selected with care and consideration".

I heat embossed the Vilda Stamps sentiment in gold on a tag, and then added it together with some other things from my stash. Paper from Prima Marketing "The Optimist" Collection.

Many thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up to the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Recycle/Upcycle
Kreative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie - A Touch of Gold

Christmas Greetings

onsdag 26 augusti 2015

Hello crafters!
Oh yes! This is yet another card for Muse:ChristmasVisions, this time I focused on the design and not so much on the colors.

I decided to use Authentique papers the Wonder collection from 2011, and combine them with the gold heart that I made with embossing pouder and some glitter. The sentiment is from Reprint. This was a quick post, and that was good because now I have to start baking ... nam nam:)
I wish you all a good day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
CAS-ual Chic - Pretty Patterns
Chocolate, Coffee&Cards - Use a Sentiment

A Birthday Card

måndag 24 augusti 2015

Hi everyone!
I'm back with another Flap Fold Card, I thought it was so fun and easy. This time I have used a patterned cardstock in beautiful pale green, even if it doesn´t show on the photo, unfortunately it looks just gray.

I found the floral paper among my leftover pieces and there was even enough to create the flower on top. The little monkey with the flower is from Mama Elephant the Up And Away set, and I colored it with my Copics.

The decorative edge was made with a Artemio punch. Okay, I think that´s all that need be said about this project.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up to the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Celebration Time
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Sending You Flowers

Behind The Clouds, The Sky Is Always Blue

fredag 21 augusti 2015

Hello blog friends!
It's already Friday and the first school week is over here with me, now comes a nice weekend...I hope:) Today's card, I started over a week ago for the rainbow challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters. I had seen on a blog somewhere a shimmering metallic technique and tried to do something similar. So I made my rainbow square and it was kind of OK, but then I did´nt know how to continue, so it remained lying many days on my desk before I came up how I would finish this project.

Well, here you have it!
To make the card I used the following supplies: Distress inks for the rainbow, Copic pens for the bird, Sizzix embossing folder, Memory Box Texture Raindrops stencil and white Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi embossing paste, Die cuts made with Tim Holtz Holiday Greens and Memory Box Fresh Foliage dies, Bird Crazy stamp from Tim Holtz (with plastic eyes), sentiment stamp from Bildmålarna and "hello" is from Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings stamp set.
That was it...thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up to the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Fair and Square
Tuesday Throwdown - Texture
Papertake Weekly - To Die For

Guest Designing At Inky Impressions

onsdag 19 augusti 2015

Hello friends and crafters!
Today I´m sharing with you a card I have made for my Guest Design spot together with the talented design team over at Inky Impressions! The theme this week is "Christmas in August" and since I´ve already started with the Christmas card production, it was perfect for me. This year I'll be ready in good time!

The All Wrapped Up Kitty image is colored with Copics, and Glossy Accents was added to all the red ribbon. Then I masked the image and stamped the checkered background with CREAlies stamp no.11. I also stamped the sentiment from Tim Holtz Mini Holiday stamp set and added a little Star Dust Stickles.

 At the bottom of the card I added two pieces of leftover matching papers that first was die cut with a Mama Elephant border die. Finally I added a few sequins. Make sure that y´all check out what the other ladies created HERE!
That´s all from my side today. Have a wonderful day:)
Hugs, Birgit

I also play along in a few other challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quantum Leap (H-Happy Christmas/Happy Holiday sentiment)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas: Animal

Thanks...CAS on Sunday!

söndag 16 augusti 2015

Hi there!
I´m quite honored and excited to share with you that I have the honor and privilege to join along with the inspiring CAS on Sunday challenge blog as a guest designer this week! Thank you ladies for the invitation! The current challenge is to create a project with Vellum.

I was inspired to create a card by die cutting thru the vellum and to have a colored background. In this case, it became green because I decided to use the Fresh Foliage die from Memory Box. Then I cut another one in white CS to place over. The flower was cut with another Memory Box die Prim Poppy that I sponged with distress inks. Then I attatched them with a few stitches on my sewing machine, finaly I added my black Tim Holtz die cut sentiment and a few red pearls.
I hope you will drop by CAS on Sunday to check out the team´s inspiration samples. And please do think about joining in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up to the following challenges:
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes


torsdag 13 augusti 2015

Hi again, everyone!
I´m back today with a card for this weeks The Paper Players color challenge, and I also used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday for this project.  

I stamped the Party Mates from STAMPlorations and used Copics to color them up. Then I cut out some of the pieces and adhered them with foam tape over the lights. On which the edges needed a bit of sponging with Distress inks. The sentiment is made with Tim Holtz celebrate die. I´m also linking up to Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Thanks for stopping by! Take care!
Hugs, Birgit

A Christmas Gift Card

tisdag 11 augusti 2015

Hello friends!
I didn´t have a lot of time, but I wanted to join in the challenge over at Muse:ChristmasVisions and make a project for this week too.

I started with the Festive Stencil from Tim Holtz Collection, added watermark ink and clear embossing pouder that I heated in. Then some different distress inks was swiped across the image, I also added a little water drops which then was dried up. I cut the image into pieces and assembled them again. And that´s about it...I think.
Many thanks for stopping by - have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee&Cards - Frame It
Wags´n Whiskers - Frame It Out

Cupcake Inspirations Surprise Sweetie

söndag 9 augusti 2015

Hello friends!
So excited to be sharing with you a special post today! I have been asked by the lovely ladies over at Cupcake Inspirations if I would like to join with them this week as their...

I´m so honored to share this week´s super sweet challenge, here is the wonderful photo and theme to play along with:

So for my project, I was really inspired by the sceene and colors in the photo. And you can win a wonderful prize valued up to $25 from this weeks sponsor Craft Classes Online. Here´s my design:

I have colored up the image with my Copics, and then stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant - Up And Away set. Next I splattered some ink over the entire image. Then I used a Mama Elephant border die to create the sea under the boat. I finished of with a paper strip, plastic eyes and a charm.
I can´t wait to see what everyone creates for this weeks Cupcake Inspirations challenge!
Have a lovely week!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up to the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Holidays
Crafty Boots - Life´s a Beach/Summer Holidays
CAS on Sunday - Travel

Summer Flowers

lördag 8 augusti 2015

Hi there crafters!
I thought it was time to make a card with some exciting folds, it feels like it was a while since I did such thing. I found this Flap Fold Card over at Splitcoaststampers and here I show you my creation with this technique.

I used a Bloom Silhouettes Stencil from Stamplorations and Distress inks to create the flower image. The lovely sentiment "...take the time to do nothing" is from Rox stamps. I created the decorative edge with a Artemio punch.

I stamped and colored the flower on top from Mama Elephant Freestyle Florals and die-cut it with the matching die. Then I added it on another die cut made with a Shapeabilities Florals Doily Motifs die.
Have a great August and I hope the sun is shining wherever you are!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Penny Black and More - Summer Flowers
Allsorts Challenge - Inspired by Summer
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - More than One Fold
Try It On Tuesday - Use Stencils

Tag Time

onsdag 5 augusti 2015

Hello friends!
Today I have gone loose among all the leftover/recycled things that are on my crafting table and put together this tag. Just don´t ask me where it all comes from.

I colored up this chipboard flower that I found with my Copics and added Glossy accents on top, and I must say I really like it.

Ok, that was funny...and it feels good to not throw things away:)
I hope you have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
That Craft Place - Mixed Media Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Clear It Out - Theme: anything Goes Stash: Anything Goes
Wags´n Whiskers - Recycle

Silver Stars

måndag 3 augusti 2015

Hi everyone!
It's already August ... and it feels like the summer flies away. And soon it's Christmas again, and then I'm well prepared because as you can see, I have started super early with my Christmas card production this year.

Here I have used the inspiration card over at Muse:ChristmasVision, and a lot of old almost forgotten material, such as the old metal stars that finally came to use. I put in pieces of black Core'dinations papers that I first dry embossed and then sanded a bit. The sentiment is made in gold paper with a Mandys die. Ok, I don´t think I need to say much more about this card, so...thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up to the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Dry Embossing
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes