Peace, Joy & Love

söndag 24 september 2017

Hi Everyone!
 I´m here to share a card for the Muse:ChristmasVisions challenge. Stephanie Lanzalotto gives us inspiration and this is my take:

Since I don´t have a globe stamp or similar, I decided to keep the design and focus on stars, blue and silver. I started by cutting a cirkle out of cardstock, then I stamped the Bildmålarna sentiment in red and clear heat embossed it. Next, I run the panel thru the X cut "Star" embossing folder and then sponged it with blue Distress inks. I then placed an old angel image in the hole and framed it with silver Stickles. I die-cut a bow out of silver cardstock using a part of DixiCraft MD0046 die and drew the thread by hand with a black pen.
Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Sparkles Monthly - Die Cuts and or Punches
Allsorts Challenge - Things With Wings
Just Add Ink - Texture

Take Flight

tisdag 19 september 2017

Hello friends!
I'm back and today I have a birthday card to share with you. It's quite simple, it's the background that plays the lead role so to speak. And in front of it there is an airplane that I cut out with a die from Amy Designs.
The sky was created with stamps from Marianne Design (TC0845), Distress inks and some different embossing pouders. For the sentiment I used a couple of small stamps from the Mama Elephant "Three Amigos" stamp set.
And that´s about it, I think. As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Less is More - Take Flight
Addicted to Stamps - Stamp A Background
Simon Monday - Shimmer and Shine
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple

Fake It Till You Make It

söndag 17 september 2017

Hello friends!
I am sharing a card created for Inkspirational and their photo inkspiration challenge. I used one old stamp from Norsk Stempelblad "Art Journaling 5" stamp set and stamped directly on an Authentique "Irresistible" patterned paper.

I mounted the stamped panel to piece of left over paper. Then I die-cut the Moa Pyssel sentiment and added Glossy Accents for highlighting, it was also done on the stars of the dress even if it´s not visible on the photo. I finished the card by adding some silvery star sequins.
Okay, that´s all for today. Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Simon Monday - It´s Written In The Stars

Oh Joy

fredag 15 september 2017

Hi there!
Today I´m sharing a Christmas card inspired by Kimberly´s card over at Muse:ChristmasVisions. Here is a lot of gold, glitter and many layers.
I used an old Inkadinkadoo stamp that I first gold embossed, then cut out by hand. Next, I added a layer Glossy Accents and round the edges Platinum Stickles. I stamped and gold embossed the Lawn Fawn "Winter Big Scripty Words" sentiment and cut it out with the coordinated die. I die-cut the Holly edge using Tim Holtz Alterations "Boughs of Holly" out of gold card stock as well as the Craft Emotions bow. Then it was time to put this together and in the background I chose to use a piece of vellum with gold swirls, then I assembled all parts with foam tape for dimension. I also threaded a ribbon through the ornament's bracket and finished of with a gold bling stone on the bow.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - CASE a Card 
Paper Creator´s Craft - Simply Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes/ add some flowers or foliage

It's Your Day Today!

onsdag 13 september 2017

Hi there!
Today I´m joining along with the Cupcake Inspirations challenge. Here´s my sample for the challenge.
First I used Distress inks and stamped the flowers from Docraft "Trad Floral" stamp set, heat embossed them and then applied more watercolor. Next, I used a "Mini Tile Texture" stencil from Crafters Workshop to create the background. I stamped the Gummiapan sentiment in black and clear heat embossed it too. I made a frame using a couple of dies and adhered it with foam tape. To finish, I added a few enamel dots and pearls.
Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
As You Like It - Flora or Fauna (In fact, I like the fauna best but sometimes flowers are also needed, therefore, I have made this card)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

I Miss You So Much

måndag 11 september 2017

Hello there crafters!
Here's another quick post ... this time with an OLC card for Less is more - Colouring In challenge, where I used one of the lovely stamps from Katzelkraft's "Les Jungles" stamp set and my Copic pens. I also used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday as inspiration.
I used a sentiment stamp from the MFT "Sow Much Cutiness" set.
Okay, that´s all for me. Wishing everyone a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
CAS on Friday - Color mr Pretty, use Pencils or Markers
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Everybody Art - Clean and Simple

You Light Up My Life

lördag 9 september 2017

Hi everyone!
Just a quick post - I got my hands on an embossing rose from Avec Cards Unlimited and wanted to try it immediately, this is what came out.
 After embossing, I sponged the rose with Distress inks, then I adhered lace to the edges. The sentiment from Scrapfabriken was stamped and heat embossed in Victorian Velvet ink, then adhered with foam tape. I finished of with a gray pearl.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Something to Say
C.R.A.F.T challenge - Embossing
Deep Ocean - Lovely Lace
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes CARD

Time To Shine

torsdag 7 september 2017

Hello there!
This will be a super quick post.
Today I share a card with a sweet digi image that I colored up with my Copic pens, and I also added some Glossy Accents and Diamond Stickles.
 I then created a frame using Spellbinders Frameabilities "Scalloped Edge Frame" dies, and adhered it with foam tape for dimension. 
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - M for Make Your Mark
Tuesday Throwdown - Punches and/or Dies
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment

For You

tisdag 5 september 2017

Hello there crafters!
I have created yet another vintage style card, it's best to catch the inspiration when it comes. I really like the colors here, the brown is doing so well with the green color shades and I love it!
 I used some old papers including from Pinkpaislee "Hope Chest" paper pack and a vintage image with unknown designer. I die cut a frame using Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacy Squares and Die-namics Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Square dies. I've had that sweet lace heart in my stash for ages, at last it came to use:) I decided to color up the Lawn Fawn "Scripty For You"die-cut sentiment with a bit of rusty red hues, using Distress inks to break of. I finished of with a few bling stones.
I hope you like it. Thanks again for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Craft For The Craic - Autumn Coloured Project
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes

The Most Beautiful Things In Life Can Not Be Seen Or Touched. They Are In Your Heart.

lördag 2 september 2017

Hello and Happy Saturday!
We are now in September and the summer may be officially over...it feels a little bit sad in fact. I'm trying to enjoy the nice days that still remain. I feel a bit nostalgic and have made a couple of vintage inspired cards, this is the first.
I have used some old papers and images from my way too big stash. The angel was cut out by hand and then I stitched it together with some cheesecloth to the card. The sentiment is from Rox Stamps, I made a frame to it using Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Labels dies. I tried not to overwork this time without holding back the embellishments a bit. Okay. I don´t think I need to say so much more about this.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Stitch It
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Was There Anyone Who Said Cake?

onsdag 30 augusti 2017

Hello there!
I have a birthday card to share today, where I have used yet another amazing Katzelkraft stamp. And in this case I think this card is to a man.
I started by coloring up the image with my Copics and then cut it out by hand. Next, I created the background using brown Distress inks and a Post card stamp from Inkido. Then I die-cut a rectangular frame in black and white, and just like the image I adhered it whith foam tape for dimension. The sentiment stamp is from K-designs and I also used an old Fancy Pants "Swagger" patterned paper. Not so much bling on this, just a little Glossy Accents on the necklace.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Fairy Tale - Something From Your Kitchen
As you Like It - Favourite- Fur or Feathers (fur definitely, I have lots of animal stamps with fur, but I must probably dug deep into my stash to find feathers or birds)
Dream Valley - Use a Stamp or Digi Image
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark

Thinking Of You!

söndag 27 augusti 2017

Hello there crafters!
The days just fly away, it's already Sunday ... again! It only feels like a couple of days ago:) For today´s card I used ARTplorations "Bloom Silhouettes" stencil together with some Distress inks. I´m thinking about a evening scene.
I splashed some water over and wiped away. Next, I stamped the Inkido sentiment and heat embossed it in white. I finished with a few tiny pearls and Glossy Accents for added detail.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Thinking Of You/ Symphaty Sentiment
CAS on Friday - One Layer Wonder
Try It On Tuesday - In My Garden

A Card Filled With Warm Christmas Hugs

måndag 21 augusti 2017

Hi there crafters!
 Here comes my 4th card for Muse:ChristmasVisions challenge, and it is the card that I've been struggling most with since the only penguin stamp I own is this digi and I didn´t know how to use it...this is how my little family turned out.

I started with a couple of stenciles to the background, the MFT "Snowfall" and Studio 490 "Dots&Stripes Borders" together with Distress inks. Next, I cut and run a piece of glitter paper thru the We R Memory Keepers "Gemstone" embossing folder and adhered it. I colored up the penguins with my Copics and added some Glossy Accents to the scarves and 3D snow to the hoods. I cut them out by hand adhered them foam tape for dimension. The sentiment is from Svenska Textstämplar.
Okay, I think that´s about it. I´ve seen so many lovely penguin cards over at Muse:ChristmasVisions now but I hope you like this too.
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Christmas Card Throwdown - Embossed Impressions
Simon Wednesday - Add a Sentiment
Dream Valley - Christmas Animals
As You Like It - Favourite Embellishment&Why (nowadays I keep it simple and use mostly pearls, enamel dots and sequins)

Congratulations Edvard!

fredag 18 augusti 2017

Hi there!
Today I´m joining along with Addicted to Stamps and More where they have a photo inspiration challenge. I needed a card for my grandson and decided to give it a try, this is what came out. Maybe not so childish but I hope he likes the colors :)

I started my project by stamping and white heat embossing the panel with the STAMPlorations "Party Mates" stamp set, then I sponged it with some different Distress inks. I also stamped another package/gift that I then colored with my Copics and cut out by hand. Then, I die cut the word congratulations with a Gummiapan die and for the letters I used Craft Emotions dies. In addition, I cut the same out of black foam that I then attached to the back for more dimension. I also adhered the gift with foam tape and finished of by adding a few bling stones/sequins.
Okay that´s all for me. Whishing everyone a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Name and/or Number
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale - Numbers

In Case Of Emergency ... Follow The Direction Of The Arrow

tisdag 15 augusti 2017

Hello there!
I´m popping in here to share a card for CAS(E) this Sketch. And for the sake of unusualness there is no sentiment on the front, instead the images may speak for themselves.
I love the stamps from Katzelkraft! The cat was colored up with watercolors and the mouse from "Les rats des villes" stamp set with Copic pens. I also used a MFT "On the Diagonal" stencil for the edge. I finished my card with a few pearls and some Glossy Accents.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - All Creatures Great and Small
Stampotique Designers - Only Animals
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

You´re A Friend Like No Onre Elf

lördag 12 augusti 2017

Hello and welcome!
I´m back again playing in the Muse:ChristmasVisions challenge with my third card. This time I have tried to take me on the card with the wreath and Elf theme, I hope you like it.
I started by stamping the Penny Black "Poinsettia wreath" and then colored it up with watercolors. I also splattered some black over the image. Next, I cut the Memory Box "Frostyville Wreath" out of white cardstock and adhered it. For the sentiment and the elf I used the stamp set "Santa's Elfs" from My Favorite Things, and now I instead took out my Copic pens for coloring. I finished of by adding some Glossy Accents and Diamond/Platinum Stickles.
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

Merry Christmas, This Year Again.....

onsdag 9 augusti 2017

Hi there crafters!
I have another card Muse:ChristmasVision´s monthly challenge and this time I have gone all in on the gingerbread as you can see:)

I have used a Reprint stencil along with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then embossing paste that absorbs a portion of the underlying color, and also gives the dimension so it really looks like gingerbread lying on a plate. I drew the glaze with a white Uni Posca pen and the sentiment is from Inkido.

Okay, I think that´s all for today, thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
 Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes/3 of something (three rows of gingerbread cookies)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

A Deer Surprise

söndag 6 augusti 2017

Hello everyone!
I´m back with another card made for Muse:ChristmasVisions. This month, the challenge is not just one card but four ... if you wish to make them all. I hope you see which one of them is my inspiration this time.
I used  the "Forrest6" stencil from Clearscraps for the background, distress inks and a reindeer die from Gummiapan for the head. I cut it twice in black and gold cardstock, placed them over each other and adhered them with foam tape for dimension. The stripes was made with Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi "Dots&Stripes Border" stencil and for the sentiment I used a Scrapfabriken stamp. It was a long time since I used something out of my charm stash, so it's extra fun that I found one that fit so well here.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Use Ribbon Twine or Lace
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quick
Come and Get It - Time To Die

She Wanted To Go Where She Had Never Been

torsdag 3 augusti 2017

Hello there!
Today I have a card for Less is More and their "pierce your project" challenge, I could not help but face that challenge.
First of all, I die-cut the panel using one of the dies from Spellbinders Nestabilities "Gold Squares One". Next, I stamped the Katzelkraft "les jungles" image and colored it up with my Copics and cut it out by hand. I cut a score in the panel and passed the image through the score. I used old Red Rubber Stamps for the sentiment and then adhered it with an eyelet. I decided that the panel needed a black backing of the card base.
Okay, that´s all for today. Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Out of this World

Sweet Baby Boy

måndag 31 juli 2017

Hello there crafters!
I´m back again with one more baby card which I want to show. I love Tim Holtz Baby stamps so I started my project by stamping and coloring up one of them with my Copics.
Then I cut it out using Die-namics Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Square die and distressed the edges with Tumbled Glass ink. I used background papers from Fleur Design the "Our Baby Boy" Collection. I die-cut the heart using Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic and Classic Scalloped Hearts dies, I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo ink. Next the Memory Box "Baby Script" and the name was cut out, using Craft Emotions dies. I found some pink hearts on a leftover piece of paper which I cut out by hand, added a layer Glossy Accents and adhered, as well as the image, with foam tape for dimension. I drew the ballon strings with a pen and finished of with a small bow.
Okay, I think that´s about it. Thank you for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
The Paper Players - Tic- Tac Toe ( die-cut, baby, blue)
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

My Unicorn Believes In Me

torsdag 27 juli 2017

Hi there!
I needed a welcome card to a baby, I found this unicorn in my stash and asked another child what color it would have and got the answer pink, and pink it is;)
I stamped the sentiment and colored up the unicorn from Scrapfabriken with my Copics and cut the image out by hand. I used Fleur Design "Our Baby Boy" paper and some Die-namics dies, Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and Inside/Out Stitch Oval. I also added some gold glitter on its horn, pink lace and a few clear sequins that finished of this project.
Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit
Ps: I just want to show you the sweet elephant that I placed on the envelope with the card.
Entered challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Layers
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

When I Think Of You, I'm Like ... Happy

lördag 22 juli 2017

Hello there!
I had a thought about joining Inkspirational and their sketch challenge, but I don´t know what I was thinking about when I stamped up this card ... cherries always hang down, right?! So crazy it can get, so I thought for a while not to post it at all, but then I thought it's pretty nice anyway so here it is. 
I used a Waltzing Mouse Big Berries - Cherry stamp set and a sentiment stamp from Svenska Textstämplar. Distress inks, Glossy Accents and a few gold sequins was also used.
Not much more to say about this, as always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

Hope Your Christmas Will Be Magical

tisdag 18 juli 2017

Hello there!
I hope you all have a lovely summer! I have and that's why there's a bit longer between my posts here on the blog right now. This card is for Muse:ChristmasVisions challenge and I have had it ready for some days now, but I have not found the time to publish it until now.
I love Jessica Frost-Ballas card so I just tried to create something similar with what I have. So I used a Christmas Layered Stamps set from Studio Light to create this one together with Distress inks. The sentiment stamp is from Reprint and the die from Rox Stanps. To get a little more dimension I added Glossy Accents to some parts of the flower and the die cut.
And that´s about it, I think. Happy summer everyone!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - N is for New & O is for Old (I just have old things and stamps but...new design;)
Deep Ocean - Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July + A Sentiment

Red,Cream and Dark Brown

torsdag 13 juli 2017

Hello there!
Today I have a card for Cupcake Inspirations challenge, it has a fairly simple design.
I used a digi image from Sami Stamps that I colored up with my Copics. I painted one flower petal twice, cut out and adhered it with foam tape for dimension. I also added Glossy Accents, glitter and some rhinestones. The sentiment die is from Gummiapan.
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
As You Like It - Favourite Pearls or Gems (I love both it depends of the card I make, this card needed gems)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything with Flowers

A simple Card

måndag 10 juli 2017

Hello there crafting friends!
I hope you have a great summer, I have! I'm trying to squeeze in small moments of crafting now and then. Since I got some leftover material after my last project I wanted to use it too and here is what came out.

First I layered the "Flower" using foam tape for dimension, created with Docrafts X-Cut dies and some blue Distress inks. The sentiment was white heat embossed and then placed in the middle. Next I added Stampendous "Aged Silver" embossing pouder and heated in, love that stuff. For the background I used We R Memory Keepers "Gemstone" embossing folder.
Okay, I think that´s about it. Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Sparkles Monthly - Embossing Heat or Dry
Deep Ocean - Lots of Layers
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Come And Get It - Make Your Own Background
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Hello Summer

fredag 7 juli 2017

Hi there crafters!
I am popping in to share a summer card, where I've also dusted off my seldom-used sewing machine.
I used old papers from Echo Park and some dies. I sewed the paper strips together and stitched it to the flower panel cut with one Docrafts die. I added leaves which was cut with two dies from Memory Box "Slender Leaves" and Fresh Foliage. In the middle I adhered a mini flower I made of vellum, small dies and a brad. For the sentiment I used a Rox Stamps die which I adhered to black foam for dimension. I finished my card with a few enamel dots.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Make My Monday - Summer Brights
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes/Create a Sentiment
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Paper Creators Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

You Are Amazing

onsdag 28 juni 2017

Hello there crafters!
I´m back to share a card for the current sketch challenge over at The Paper Players. I started with one stamp from an old Exchangeable Clear Stamper set. I stamped it twice, one with different Distress Markers, the other was first white heat embossed and then watercolored. Next I cut the embossed flowers out by hand and adhered them over the first one with foam tape, which then also was cut out. 
I then continued on and created the background using Distress inks and the "3Flourishes" stencil from Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi. For the left edge I used a Artemio border punch. Finally, I stamped and heat embossed the You Do sentiment on Vellum and added a few pearls.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Creative Borders
Allsorts Challenge - Flower Power

Happy Summer!

söndag 25 juni 2017

Hello and welcome!
Today I´m sharing a card where I have used a digi image, which I colored up with my Copics and also some Distress inks for the background. I love this image, it shouts vacation and adventure. I cut it out by hand.
The sentiment stamp is from Gummiapan and I have used some dies, the "Small Flock of Doves" from Memory Box, "Stitched Scallop Basic Edges" and "Clouds" from My Favourite Things. I added some glitter Stickles and Glossy Accents as a finishing touch.
That´s all for today. As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Simon Monday - Lat´s Take A Vacation
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Summer Colurs
Addicted to Stamps - Summer/ Beaches
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

Training Log

onsdag 21 juni 2017

Hello there crafters!
Then it was time to fix a new training diary again. Even though I nowadays log all my workouts on an online diary, I think it is still easy to use a regular paper book as a complement. And I want to fix it up a bit of course. I hope I'll be a little more sweaty than the girl on this bike though.
There must not be too many things that stand out and get in the way, because it should be grabbed many times before it is fully written. That's why it's pretty flat and simple. I used old patterned papers and a digi image that I colored up with my Copics, I also added some Glossy Accents and Stickles even if it´s not visible on the photo.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Fairy Tale - Hobby
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Add a Sentiments
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Your Imagination
 
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