Fluttering By To Say Hi

måndag 19 februari 2018

Hello friends and crafters!
I´m dropping in to share a card I created after getting inspired by Fairy Tale´s challenge - Use mini-stamps, and the sketch over at Sketch Saturday.
In my stash I have Tim Holtz "Tiny Things" stamp set but I never seem to find the right opportunity to use them, and I have a little bad conscience about it. Now I took hoold of it and here's my card now, I hope you like it. I also used the "Fly By Friends" stamp set from My Favourite Things for the sentiment and the little butterfly. A coat of Glassy Accents and Stickles are added for glitter and shine. Old papers from my stash was used and I finished of by adding a few pearls and sequins.
Wishing everyone a happy day! Thanks for looking!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper - Crafty - Anything Goes

Congratulations Card

lördag 17 februari 2018

Hello and welcome!
Today I have a card for CAS Colours&Sketches where I have used their sketch.

For my card, I used the "Free Style Florals" stamp set from Mama Elephant together with the coordinating dies and Distress inks. But first I started with the cardbase where I used My Favourite Things "On the Diagonal" stencil and sponged on blue Distress inks. The Rox Stamps sentiment was die cut out of black foam for dimension and I finished of by adding a few pearls/sequins.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Sparkles Monthly - Clean and Simple
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

To A Special Person On A Special Day

torsdag 15 februari 2018

Hi there!
Today's card is quite simple, I want the beautiful Whimsy Stamps image and its colors to be in focus. The stamp is called "Well Rounded Elephant" and I used my Copic pens and some glitter Stickles to coloring.
I created a frame and stamped the sentiment from Svenska Textstämplar on it. I die cut the flower and the bow using Memory Box "Prim Poppy" and Craft Emotions dies, I colored them gently in pastel colors and finished of by adding a few pearls.
Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams - Flowers
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

tisdag 13 februari 2018

Hello there crafters!
I've spent some time in my craft room today creating a card for Muse:ChristmasVisions. I had a picture in my head how my card would look like but that´s not what came out in the end, I stuck to the layout and the trees anyway.

I started with some watercolor paper. I created a background using Distress inks and cut out all the other elements using some stamps and dies: Tim Holtz "Holiday Joy" set and "Snowman Scene", Poppy Stamps "Forest Hills Landscape" and "Forest Deer", Memory Box "Evergreen Landscape". I colored and shaded them with watercolor and splattered over white ink. After assembling all the pieces with foam tape for dimension I added some 3D snow, twine and a metal word band fastened with brads.
That´s about it, I think. As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

For You, My Heart

torsdag 8 februari 2018

Hi everyone!
Today´s card is round and I can hardly remember when I did such one. I got my inspiration from Make My Monday, they have a challenge called "Going Around In Circles" so I thought it was fun trying to stick to it.
 In addition, I picked up an old Magnolia stamp which have not been used for a long time and colored it up with my Copics. I cut the image out by hand and created a background using a Nellie Snellen "Hearts" stencil, Distress inks and Spellbinders Nestabilities "Heart Circles" die set. I also die-cut the bow using a Craft Emotions die, and for the sentiment a Lawn Fawn "Scripty For You" die. Old Prima Meadow Lark papers was used. Assembling the card I popped the image and the heart circle with foam tape for a bit of dimension. I added a small silver bird charm, a red heart, lace and finally finished of with some glitter Stickles and Glossy Accents.
That´s all for today! As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Deep Ocean - Love is all Around
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Everybody Art - Circle or Square
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/All Loved Up

See You Another Day

måndag 5 februari 2018

Happy Monday!
Popping in with a card to share. I thought playing along with the Resist It challenge over at Simon Monday and now I see that time is running out so I have to hurry up.
For the resist, I thought clear heat embossing. In order to accomplish that, I grabbed the first embossing folder I got in my hand among my embossing folders, and that was Crafters Companion´s Basket Weave. I don´t understand why I bought it because it's so hard to use I think. Anyway, after clear heat embossing the pattern I colored the rest up with brown ink and used it as a background on my card. I have also used Katzelkraft "Les rats des villes" stamp set, I colored the rat with my Copics, Memory Box "Fresh Foliage" die and Lawn Fawn "Grassy Border" die together with Distress inks. I adhered an old Graphic 45 paper piece with brads and added...flowers, when did I use that last? I finished my card with some of Tim Holtz chitchat words.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also playing along with:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Flower Power

Christmas Greetings

torsdag 1 februari 2018

Hello there crafters!
Today I have a card for Muse:ChristmasVisions where Chriss Blagrave is our Muse with this card:
I have tried to stick to the layout and used the material I had in my stash. This is how it turned out:
I started by stamping the Vilda Stamps sentiment in black and then clear heat embossed it. Next, I stamped the Wreath using Le Crea´Combi Stamps with Distress inks. I stamped the bows on another paper, colored them up, cut out and then added Glossy Accents. Then I stamped the bird from Crafty Secrets "Bird Notes" set and here I used my Copic pens instead to color with. After I cut the bird out too, I adhered the Bows and the bird with foam tape to create dimenson. For a finishing touch, I added pearls and a few sequins.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Things With Wings
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes

For A Beary Special Friend

måndag 29 januari 2018

Hi there!
Another weekend has flown by and...It´s Monday again. Anyway, I have a card for CAS(E) this Sketch to share with you today, that sketch really inspired me. I have also seen inspiring challenges using buttons, so I took out my buttonbox and grabbed one big beautiful to have on my card.

I used My Favourite Things "Beary Special Birthday" stamp set and my Copics to color the image. I cut it out by hand and I also added some Star Dust glitter Stickles. Next, I die-cut some tags and sponged them using Distress inks together with Tim Holtz "Plaid" stencil. A background was created by using Sizzix "China" embossing folder. I then layered everything up and glued/taped it into place, I finished by adding two clear sequins.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Simon Monday - Tag It
Inkspirational - Attachment (Button)
Crafting By Designs - Buttons and/or Bows

Hugs For You

fredag 26 januari 2018

Happy Friday!
I have a card to share today for this weeks sketch challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches.
I started with the Flower Fairies stamp set from Whimsy Stamps and colored one of them up with my Copics. I also added some Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles. Then I cut it out with a Lawn Fawn Large Cross-Stitched Circle die. I choose the Tonic Studio Budding Vine die to create a background and I love how it turned out. Next, I cut the Gummiapan sentiment out of black foam to get dimension, I also added foam tape when I adhered the image for the same reason.
Okay, that´s about it I think. As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
CAS on Friday - Color me Pretty, Use Markers or Pencils on your card
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Layer It Up

Hugs

tisdag 23 januari 2018

Hello there crafters!
Just a quick post today. I´m sharing a CAS shaker card created with Spellbinders Classic Hearts dies for Valentine.
I used a sentiment stamp from Bildmålarna and a couple of Copic pens.
Whishing everyone a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch - I used the sketch
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - Creame, Rose, Black

Celebrate...Because It´s Yor Day.

söndag 21 januari 2018

Hi everyone!
Today I´m joining along with the Addicted to Stamps and More Photo inspiration challenge. Here is my interpretation. I created a birthday card inspirade by the cake and all the black and gold.

I used the Birthday Cake stamp from STAMPlorations and colored it up in black and gold, I also added white Nuvo Crystal Drops, Glossy Accents and Platinum Stickles before I cut it out by hand. For the background I used two stencils from Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Dots&Stripes Border and Polka Dotty. Then I stamped the sentiment on vellum and gold heat embossed it, die-cut the Tim Holtz Celebrate word and adhered it together with a little twine bow.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - V for Vellum
Time Out - Inspired by Words (Celebrate it)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

When I Think of You, I'm Like ... Happy!

fredag 19 januari 2018

Happy Friday!
I´m dropping in today to share a card I created for no reason, sometimes it just becomes...something. This is such a project.
I started with the background that I created by using a Nellie Snellen Condolence Flower stamp together with watercolors. After stamping the flower in black I clear heat embossed it. Next, I stamped one of the birds from Tim Holtz "Bird Crazy" stamp set, colored it up with watercolors as well and cut it out with the coordinated die. I added the bird and the Svenska Textstämplar sentiment with foam tape for dimension. I finished my card by adding Glossy Accents to the beak and the eyes, I also adhered a couple of small pink colored feathers.
Wishing everyone a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Simon Monday - Birds Of A Feather
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls - Watercolours
Simon Wednesday - Add a Sentiment

A Greeting At Christmas Time ...

onsdag 17 januari 2018

Hi Everyone!
Today´s card is for Muse:ChristmasVisions where Kimberly is our muse. And when I was looking for inspiration on my computer, I saw that I had an almost identical bear image myself. At first I thought I would not use it, but then I decided to use it and gave it an exciting background instead. Hope you like it.
I colored up my bear with Copic pens, cut it out by hand and added Glossy Accents to the scarf. The sentiment stamp is from K-designs and I cut it out with one Joy Crafts Labels&Tags die. For the background I used Fabscraps Reindeer patterned paper, white embossing paste and the Snowfall stencil from My Favourite Things. I finished of  by adding a couple of clear sequins.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Baby It´s Cold Outside
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes/ Feature a Creature

Wishing Everything Good!

måndag 15 januari 2018

Hello there crafters!
Then it was Monday again, the weekend just disappeared in some way.  Anyway, I have a card to share today playing along with a couple of blog challenges.
 I used a favourite from Katzelkraft "Les rats des villes" stamp set, colored the rat with my Copics and cut it out by hand. The Gummiapan sentiment was stamped on a tag created with Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Fancy Tags Three" die set, I both cut and embossed it, and then also sponged over it a bit with Distress ink. Next, I created a big tag as background made of different old patterned papers. I adhered the rat, the sentiment and the big tag with foam tape to create some dimension. Okay.
I think that´s all for today.
Have a great Monday everyone!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Use Patterned Paper
Try It On Tuesday - My Favourite Things
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Hip Hip Hooray, Happy Birthday

torsdag 11 januari 2018

Hi Everyone!
Today I have another card to show where I have used the wonderful flower dies from Dee´s Distinctively. This time I tried to use watercolors.
I created the background with the mpress Swirls embossing folder and the Scrapfabriken sentiment stamp. I then cut out the bow using one Craft Emotions die, colored it up and added some Glossy Accents. And that´s about it, I think.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Use Embossing
As You Like It - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

It's Your Day Today!

tisdag 9 januari 2018

Hello there crafters!
Today I´m sharing this card where I have used some new (for me) dies, it´s about
Dee´s Distinctively flower dies and Tonic Studio´s Budding Vine die.
The flowers are amazing, I cut them out of white cardstock and then I sponged them with some different Distress inks. I also added Glossy Accents on top of the flowers. The Gummiapan sentiment was stamped in black and then oval die-cut. Next I made two scores where I could thread the flower stems through. For the background I used the Tonic die and a piece of leftover paper from my stash.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Something New (craft supplies)
Alphabet Challenge - Use 3 of Something (flowers)
Allsorts Challenge - Something New (craft supplies)
Tuesday Throwdown - Layer It Up

Happy Birthday

lördag 6 januari 2018

Happy Saturday!
It has been a little quiet here on my blog the last weeks due to Christmas, New Year and a death of a close relative. But I just had to post a card today, a card that I have created for my grandchild´s three-years day.
For my card, I used an old Nellie Snellen "Biking" stamp that I colored up with my Copics and cut out by hand. I also added some glitter Stickles and Glossy Accents. I created a background using watercolors and cut out the sentiment using a Gummiapan die. I finished my card by tying a little twine bow around the balloon.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Brown Sugar - Birthday
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Paper Creator´s Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Celebrations
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

You Light Up My Life

måndag 1 januari 2018

Happy New Year everyone!
The first day of 2018 and I have made a card where I only used stamping.
I used a pair of silhouette stamps from Lavinia stamps, stamped them in black, masked them and then I went loose with a bunch of different plant /grass stamps. I kept to neutral colors and just added some sparkle. The sentiment stamp is from Scrapfabriken.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Inkspirational - Stamping Only
Less is More - I used the Sketch as inspiration
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Clean and Simple
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
 
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