No.1 Card 2016

fredag 30 december 2016

Hello everyone!
Cardmaking and blogging have taken a back burner here, as I am guessing it has for you as well. But, I wanted to take part in Deep Oceans challenge when I saw it, "Your own absolute No. 1 Card or Project 2016".

I created this in early winter, in good time before Christmas and I must say I love it.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and in case this is my last post before New Year,
I wish you all a Happy New Year!
Hugs, Birgit

Wishing You A Joyful Christmas

onsdag 28 december 2016

Hello there crafters!
 I hope you´ve had a wonderful Christmas and looking forward to the New Year celebrations. I had planned to share this card with you before Christmas, but I think I was a bit too opimistisk there, so I show it now instead.
I'll keep it short today, here is a list of the supplies used on today´s project:
Dies from Papercraft essentials issue 138
Papers from Dixi Craft - Christmas Pattern/Blue
Stencil - "Snowfall" from My Favourite Things
Sentiment stamp from Scrapfabriken
Embossing paste (white), Star Dust Stickles, Silver pipe cleaner
Okay, that´s all for me. Whishing you all a happy Holiday and New Year!
Hugs, Birgit

Linking to some challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Christmas
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Use a Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Gift Wrapping

onsdag 21 december 2016

Hello there crafters!
Most of my Christmas cards are now on their way to their destinations, and I am now in the process of wrapping Christmas presents. I share one of them with you and also linking up with Simon Wednesday - "Gift It" challenge and Craft For The Craic - "Christmas : Anything But a Christmas Card" challenge.
I used a silvery wrapping paper that reflected the light, I hope you can overlook it. Besides that, I have used Tim Holtz Alterations "Festive Gent" die and some note Tissue Wrap, beautiful ribbon and some other stuff from my way to big stash.
Okay, that´s all from me today!
Hugs, Birgit

Warm Winter Greetings

måndag 19 december 2016

Hello there crafters!
For todays post I have created another Winter/Christmas card, it may be the last before the holiday, but you never know...:)
I used a piece of old leftover paper as a base background, and some blue Distress ink, a "Snowfall" stencil from Hot Off The Press and a distress tool gave me the snowflakes background. Next I used the "Winter Warmth" stamp set together with the coordinating dies from My Favourite Things. I added some foam tape behind the pieces. The sentiment is from K-designs. I added a punched out glitter snowflake and finished off with a few sequins.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, I know everyone has busy days right now.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Christmas for Your Love + a Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Snowflakes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Pick a previous 2016 challenge "May -16: Dies and/or Punches"
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas - Cute or Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Snowflakes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Christmas Greetings

fredag 16 december 2016

Hello everyone!
I´m back to share a card that I created with watercolors and some dies. I really like this wintry peaceful.
I used several colors of Distress ink to the background and used the snowball stencil from My Favourite Things together with white embossing paste to the snow.
Next, the following dies was used, Marianne Design LR0353 (skyline), Memory Box Forest Hills Landscape and Traditional Stars, Mama Elephant (border). Then I stamped the Vilda Stamps sentiment and heat embossed it with Silver Pearl pouder and adhered it on my card with foam tape together with the other die-cut pieces. I finally added a little Platinum Stickles in some windows.
That´s all for today! As always thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
As You Like It - Favoutite Christmas Song (Silent Night, please listen to this version with Michael Buble´)
Deep Ocean - Silent Night
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Winter Wonderland or Festive Fun
Crafting By Designs - Here Comes The Holidays
Simon Monday - Let There Be Snow
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes

Up With The Cake

onsdag 14 december 2016

Hello there!
Today I have no Christmas card to show but a birthday card instead. For this male card I have used one of Tim Holtz "crazy dogs" stamps along with a couple of STAMPlorations "party mates" stamps.
I colored them up with Copics, Glossy Accents and glitter. For the sentiment I used a Gummiapan stamp and the paper are from an old K-design collection, so I think it must be retired. The numbers were die cut with Mama Elephant dies.
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Celebrate
Crafty Creations - Masculine

We Wish You All A Joyous Christmas

tisdag 13 december 2016

Hello there crafters!
Now, time passes quickly, it's almost Christmas and I'm very happy for all the Christmas cards that I have done in the past weeks! Here is one of the last that I have time to create before Christmas, and as usual, I have found inspiration over at Muse:ChristmasVisions.
I apologize for the poor light, it's that time of the year:) I decided to create my own tree background by using some green Distress inks and a couple of stamps. I then used the Evergreen Landscape die from Poppy Stamps to cut out the tree line. I cut off some trees and placed the background behind. The Reprint sentiment was stamped in black and a Mandys die cut was also added. I felt that something was missing, and I had a MFT car leftover from a previous project lying on my table, I adhered it and I think that was exactly what was needed to make the card complete.
Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Dream Valley - Christmas
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Christmas Colours
ABC Christmas - Y for Yikes and Z for Zooooom
Creative Corner - Christmas Time

Christmas Carols

torsdag 8 december 2016

Hi friends!
Here's a card with some, for some of you who are not used to Lucia, and even for us who are used to Lucia, a bit unusual Christmas guests who sings Christmas carols for us. I think they´re cute!
It´s a Lucia stamp from Gummiapan that I have used, and colored with my Copics. I also added some glitter Stickles before I cut it out. The background is made by sponging some Distress inks on watercolor paper, splattered some water over and then lifted the axcess with a dry paper towel. I created the lower part using the Cottage die from Wild Rose Studio and adhered it with foam tape. Next, I stamped the Reprint sentiment in black, I cut out the Musical Notes with dies from Die-namics. Okay, I think that´s about it.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Christmas With The Cuties - Anything Cute and Christmassy Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Non Traditional Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Winter Magic

tisdag 6 december 2016

Hello there!
Thanks for stopping by! I´ve created a vintage Christmas card today using a Snow Globe Sweet Poppy Stencil, Distress inks, Star Dust Stickles, Glossy Accents and some 3D snow. I cut it out by hand.
Next, I created the background using a piece of old paper, a snowfall stencil from Hot Off The Press and embossing paste. I sprinkled over loose glitter before the paste had dried. Next, I stamped and gold heat embossed the sentiment from Bildmålarna and cut it out. I like to use Tim Holtz Holiday Greens dies, they always match...even this time. Besides the image, I also added some pearls, twine and natural ribbon.
Okay, that´s it for today. I hope you have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Snow Globe
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Vintage or Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Vintage/Retro Christmas
A Vintage Journey - Winter Magic
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Merry Christmas

söndag 4 december 2016

Hello there crafters!
Today I have another Christmas card for you and Muse:ChristmasVisions where Robyn Oliver is this weeks muse. It's very simple and it suits me because I have been sick for a few days and not had the energy to craft so much.
For my card, I first sponged a piece of paper with Distress inks. Next I used a snowflake stencil from Hot Off The Press together with white embossing paste, I sprinkled over with loose glitter before it had dried. I think, it must glisten a lot of a Christmas card like this. The Inkido sentiment is stamped and heat embossed on vellum, to finish of I added a few star sequins.
Okie dokie, that´s it for me today. Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
The Paper Players - Snowflakes
Stampin Royalty - Clean and Simple

Winter Magic

fredag 2 december 2016

Hello everyone!
It´s been quiet here on the blog for over a whole week, I think it has never happened before. But it has been crazy much to do, so the time has simply not been enough, I need more hours in the day:)
But now I´m back with this card, which is created with watercolors and a stamp from Nellie Snellen that was white heat embossed before I colored it up. I also splattered some water and white paint over the image to get that snowy look. Something that´s not so visible is that I also added Star Dust Stickles for great glitter. The sentiment from Lawn Fawn Winter Big Scripty Words stamp set is stamped and then cut with the coordinating dies.
That´s all for today. As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Christmas/Holiday
Through The Purple Haze - Winter/Christmas Colors
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment