Congratulations On Graduating

söndag 27 maj 2018

Hello there!
Today I have a graduation card to show you. I have not had a reason to do anything like this before, so this is my first. A challenging project I have to say.
 For the background I used Mama Elephant - Freestyle Florals stamp set and I colored them up with my Copics. It turned out to be a wonderful background to the front panel, I think. And to the panel was one Lawn Fawn - Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles Stackables die used. The stamped candlelights is from STAMPlorations - Party Mates stamp set and also colored with Copics. I stamped the sentiments from Gummiapan and K-designs underneath, and embossed one of them in gold. I finished my card by adding a few gold sequins a piece of ribbon.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Graduation
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Tic-Tac-Toe (die-cut, florals, sequins)
Copic Marker Sverige - Examen/Student

Christmas Party

fredag 25 maj 2018

Hello there crafters!
I usually try to create something for every Muse:ChristmasVisions challenge because it´s so fun, and now it has suddenly become the 100th challenge, how did it happen? And I've seen some amazing Christmas cards this time, so beautiful! But of course, I also have a card to show.
For my card, I decided to use the Winter Warmth stamp set from My Favorite Things and Marianne Design Collectables stamps for the sentiment, together with coordinating dies. I used various Distress inks both to the background and to the stamped flowers. The sentiment is gold heat embossed and I also added small gold dots in the center of the blooms. I finished my card with a small bow of gold twine.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Use More Than One Stamp
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas

Life Is Short, Eat The Dessert First!

måndag 21 maj 2018

Hi crafty friends!
Today I´m popping in with a cute card to share, maybe for a birthday. I started with a digi image that I colored up with my Copic pens and some Glossy Accents.
Then I cut the image out using one Lawn Fawn Large Cross-Stitched Cicle Stackables die and created a panel that I popped up with some foam tape.To the left I added a paper strip that was made using red and black Distress inks and Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi´s Dots & Stripes Borders stencil. For the Congrats I used a Gummiapan die and the K-designs sentiment was first stamped and then white heat embossed. I finished my card with a few clear sequins.
Wishing everyone a happy day, and thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Favourite Embellishment (sequins)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Papercraft Business - Anything Goes

Enjoy The Little Things...Guest Designing

onsdag 16 maj 2018

Hello friends!
I´m so glad you stopped by! Today I have the honor of guest designing with the talanted design team at Crafting By Designs. This weeks challenge theme is Enjoy the little Things, I hope you´d like to join along. Here is the project I created...
I made a pretty simple card using a Eline´s Huis stamp set, along with Distress inks and a couple of dies, the Memory Box Fresh Foliage and Die-Namics Inside&Out Diagonal Stitched Square. I layered the panel with foam tape for dimension. On the tea / coffee cup I added gold embossing pouder that was heated in, by the way, it was cut out by hand. I created the sentiment myself using my computer and finished of by adding three small flowers.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit the Crafting By Designs to see all the fantastic projects that the talanted DT has created!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Hint of Summer to Come
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Penny Black and Moore - Anything Goes

Happy Birthday

söndag 13 maj 2018

Hi crafty friends!
Today I have a birthday card to share that I´ve created for one of my grandchildren who will be three years old, I send a lot of love with this card!
I used a digi image that I colored up with my Copic pens, added some Glossy Accents and then cut out by hand. I layered the image with foam tape over a die-cut panel, I used Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Cabinet Card die. For the background, I used an old Reprint stencil with circles and some Distress inks. The sentiment stamp is from Rox Stamps. To finish the card, I added two red fabric hearts.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Cute + A Sentiment
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

When You Stop Believing In Santa You Get Socks For Christmas...

onsdag 9 maj 2018

Hello there crafters, thanks so much for stopping by!
Today´s post is for Muse:ChristmasVisions, where Kimberly is our muse, and for some other challenges too. 
 The image is from an old Inkadinkadoo stamp set, which is stamped and then gold heat embossed. The K-designs sentiment has also been heat embossed, but in copper. I used some foam tape to pop up the image and the sentiment. Next, I needed a background and found papers from Panduro in my way to big paper stash, that I used. Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitshed Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Die-Namics Stitched Scallop basic Edges has also been used. I finished of with some twine.
That´s about it, I think.
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - K for Keep It Simple
Make My Monday - Embossing Wet or Dry
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Hip, Hip, Hooray...Happy Birthday

söndag 6 maj 2018

Hello and Happy Sunday!
I have a card to share for this weeks colour challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches.

I used the Monster Morning stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs, colored it up with my Copic pens and cut it out by hand. For the background panel, I used the Budding Vine die from Tonic Studios and I adhered all the layers with foam tape to get some dimension. The sentiment was stamped with a Scrapfabriken stamp. I finished my card with a few pearls over the cup.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
CAS on Friday - Cute-Use a Cute Stamp
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Happy Birthday!

torsdag 3 maj 2018

Hello there and welcome!
Today I have a slightly different card to show, I was in the mood for some watercolors and created this card, in my own style.
I used Tom Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Wrap and glued it to the cardbase before I went loose with my water colors, black acrylic paint and a white gel pen. I adhered a strip of washi tape and die-cut Memory Box Fresh Foliage out of cardstock and sponged the edges with green Distress ink. For the sentiment, I stamped a Vilda Stamps sentiment from the Grattistexter set in Coffee Archival Ink, cut it out with one Spellbinders Large Labels die and sponged it with Vintage Photo Distress ink. I foam mounted it and added a few black enamel dots to finish of my card.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Try It On Tuesday - Stenciles/Die Cuts or both
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes

From Me To You

måndag 30 april 2018

Hello and welcome!
It's Monday and the last day of the month of April ... oh, how time flies! Well, I am playing along with Just Add Inks sketch challenge.
For the card I used  the Fly-By Friends stamp set from My Favourite Things, colored up the flower with my Copics and cut it out with the coordinated die. Next I cut the hug word out of the black cardstock with a Gummiapan die and adhered it with foam tape together with a piece of leftover floral paper. Finally I stamped the K-designs sentiment on the card and adhered the flower with a bit of dimension.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

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

Have A Good Day...

fredag 27 april 2018

Hello there and happy friday crafting friends!
Here´s a card that shows exactly what happens when spring comes...I want to go shopping some new clothes and shoes. It's wonderful and extra fun this season when you don´t have to wear any thick winter clothes anymore.
I have used a KennyK digi stamp and colored it up with my Copic pens. The backgound was created with Distress inks and two stencils, Tim Holtz - Rays and Dylusions - Dotted Flowers. The sentiment stamp is from Svenska Textstämplar and I have also added a paper clip in the form of a star. Okay, that´s about it, I think.
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Time Out - Wild
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Merry Christmas

tisdag 24 april 2018

Hi everyone!
Today's card is mainly for Muse:ChristmasVisions but also for some other challenges. Lindsey's card is really a challenge for me and I have thought a lot before this was done.
 For my card I used Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Joý stamp/die set. I wanted some glitter so after a little bit of trying I decided to use Shabby Blue embossing pouder from Stampendous and it turned out great, I think. For the sentiment I used a Mandys die, and for the backgraound I used some old Dixi Craft papers. For that little extra I added a little twine bow and red berries.
That was all for today, thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Cut It Up - Bugs and Critters

Hugs

söndag 22 april 2018

Happy Sunday!
We have had a wonderful sunny weekend here with me, I love spring ... it's my best season! I´m popping in with a card to share, and I´m playing along with a few blog challenges.
I used Penny Black´s Mimi´s Love stamp set for my image and colored it up with Copic pens. The background was created with Distress inks and an old stripe stencil. I then die cut the sentiment from Gummiapan and added it together with a few clear sequins and Nuvo Crystal Drops.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/April Showers
Sparkles Monthly - The Weather
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - Rain, Rain, Go Away
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes

To A Very Special Person

onsdag 18 april 2018

Hi there!
For today´s card I have pulled out some old PION design papers to create this vintage and spring inspired card.
I´m also using a couple of dies, the Memory Box "Fresh Foliage" and a bow from CraftEmotions. I´v added a frame that I created using the We R Memory Keepers "Gemstone" embossing folder and Vintage Photo Distress ink. The sentiment stamp is from Svenska Textstämplar. Nuvo  Crystal Drops adds nice accent to the card.
That´s about it, I think. Wishing you all a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes

My Favourite

söndag 15 april 2018

Hello there!
Happy Sunday! I´m popping in to share a card created for this weeks Muse Card challenge...and some other challenges as well.
I chose the Freestyle Florals stamp set from Mama Elephant for my card. First, I stamped and heat embossed the parts in white and clear embossing pouder before I watercolored them up. Next, I cut them out with the coordinating dies and adhered some parts with foam tape for dimension. I used a You Do stamp for the sentiment, and I die cut the Hello from Mama Elephant using foam and cardstock. I also added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish with.
As alway thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Simply Create Too - Use Die Cuts
As you Like It - Favourite Colouring Medium (I actually have two favorites Copics and watercolors, the choice of medium depends on the subject, in this case it was obvious to me to choose watercolors)
Allsorts Challenge - Spring Flowers or Showers
Penny´s Paper- Crafty - Anything Goes

On Mothers Day!

fredag 13 april 2018

Hello Everyone!
Today I have a quite simple flower card for Mothers Day to share. I´m playing along with this week´s Pearls or Mother´s Day Theme challenge at Brown Sugar, Mothers Day at CAS on Friday and Make Your Mark at Addicted to Stamps and More.
I used Distress inks together with stamps from Docrafts "Trad Floral" set and Stamp "Timbres Clair" set. The K-designs sentiment was stamped in black and then clear heat embossed. I finished my card with a few light purple sequins.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Congratulations, Enjoy Your Day!

onsdag 11 april 2018

Hi there!
Today I have a card for the color challenge at The Paper Players .
For my card I cut out a girl from an old PION design paper by hand and adhered her with foam tape to a background created with stamps from Pinkpaislee´s Butterfly Garden set. I mixed a couple of blue and green Distress inks to get the right color. I chose to stamp the Panduro sentiment in the same color too. I finished my card with some clear sequins.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Filled With Pure Happiness

söndag 8 april 2018

Hello there crafters!
Happy Sunday! It´s a new challenge and a new muse card created by Cornelia over at Muse:ChristmasVisions, and I have a card to share using a lot of green that I love.
For my card I started with two My favourite Things stamp set, Merry Everything and Santa´s Elves. I colored up with Copic pens and cut out with the coordinated dies. I stamped the sentiments on black CS and white heat embossed them, the one in the speech bubble is from Scrapfabriken. I added foam tape to add dimension and help the reindeers to pop. I finished my card with some bling stones.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - Black and White plus One
Simon Monday - A Trio of Something
Winter Wonderland - Animals
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes/Something Funny

So Loved From The First Moment ...

torsdag 5 april 2018

Hello there crafters!
Today I have an easelcard to show you, it was a while since I did such a thing but I really like it. I used Whimsy Stamps "Love You Slow Much" stamp for the image and my Copics to color it up.
I also added some glitter and Glossy accents to the image. Then, I framed it using circle dies, old designer papers and black foam for dimension. I created the sentiments myself using my computer and adhered them together with some hearts that I die-cut out of corrugated cardboard and some leftover papers. I finished by adding a few bling stones.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

On Baptism Day

måndag 2 april 2018

Hi crafty friends! 
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend! I have no Easter card to show today, but something completely different, a little girl should be baptized and this card is for her.
I chose to color up a couple of the images from My Favorite Things "Beary Special Birthday" stamp set with my Copics, I also added Glossy Accents and white gel pen. For the background, I choose a light shimmering silver white cardstock, die-cut the heart and then run it thru the Gemstone embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers. I love how three-dimensional it becomes! Inside the heart, I placed a piece of beautiful glittering designer paper. The sentiment stamp is from Gummiapan. To finish of I added a few enamel dots, a ribbon and sequins.
Have a great day and thanks so much for visiting!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Dream Valley - Dry Embossing
Allsorts Challenge - New Beginnings
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - One for the Girls
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

Have A Wonderful Birthday

onsdag 28 mars 2018

Hi crafty friends!
Today I´m sharing a Birthday card using the Flying Boy image from Sami Stamps. I colored it up with my Copics and cut it out by hand. 
Next, I created the background using watercolor paper and blue Distress inks, I also splattered some water over and dried away. Then I used the Large Cross-Stitched Circle Stackables dies from Lawn Fawn to cut out the circle, and I also stamped the Gummiapan sentiment. I adhered the panel and the image with foam tape to give dimension. To finish the card, I added Glossy Accents to the propeller.
Wishing everyone a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Blue, Pink, White
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Crazy4Challenge - Child theme/ Baby or Child stamp

Forest Scene

söndag 25 mars 2018

Hi friends!
Today I have tried me on the Muse:ChristmasVisions challenge where Chriss is our muse with an inspiration card, here is my take on it.
I chose to use the Forest Frame die from Sizzix and gold glitter paper. But first I created the background using some different Distress inks in red and pink colors, I also splattered over water and white ink. Now, I thought it was too much gold glitter so I die-cut all the animals and hearts again in white and added with foam tape to calm the scene and also to create some dimension. Next, I die cut the Mandys sentiment in gold cardstock as well as black foam and glued together. I finished my card by adding white Pearl Maker.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - G is for Glitter
Dragonfly Dreams - All That Glitters
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes

Easter Card

torsdag 22 mars 2018

Hello and Happy Thursday friends!
For today´s card I have used the sweet Bambino stamp from Whipper Snapper Designs. I paired it with two stencils from Studio 490 Wendy Wecchi "From The Garden" and Crafters Workshop "Mini Tile Texture".
The talk bubble was created with one Joy Crafts "Labels & Tags" die and for the sentiment I used a Rox Stamps die. I framed the image and adhered it to the background created with Reminisce "Spring Tulips"paper, the egg strip is from the same paper. The card was finished with a few light green pearls.
As always thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Dream Valley - Spring Colours
Make My Monday - Easter Fun
Crafting From The Heart- Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Easter/Spring

Happy Easter

måndag 19 mars 2018

Hey there!
I´ve created one more Easter card using an old Alota Rubber Stamp and colored it up with Copic pens, I also added Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles.
I stamped a Panduro sentiment over the image and below I attached paper ribbon and a bow made with one Craft Emotions die. And that´s about it, I think.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Penny Black and More - Feature a Creature
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Easter Inspired
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Spring is on The Way

Happy Easter

fredag 16 mars 2018

Hi everyone!
Today I´m sharing a card for Easter, that I created using a super cute digi image, I colored it up with my Copic pens and I also added Glossy Accents to the flower.
 The sentiment stamp is from Reprint and the grass was made with the Lawn Fawn Grass Border die. Then I amused myself by cutting out eggs and the butterfly out of a few different designer papers. As final details I added some small velor balls and a twine bow. That´s about it, I think...the front panel was raised with foam tape.
Okay, thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
As You Like It - Favourite Easter Character (bunnies for me, they are so cute, I love and always use them for Easter cards)
The Cutie Pie - Spring Cuties
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale - Spring Bingo (Egg, Bunny, Butterfly)

You Light Up My Christmas

onsdag 14 mars 2018

Hello there!
Just a quick post, to pop in with a card to share. I´m playing along with the Muse:ChristmasVisions challenge, Crafty Creations - Anything Goes, Crafty Hazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes, Stamping Sensations - Forest Friends and Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday.
I started with Crafter´s Companion´s Christmas Cheer stamp set and colored the image up with my Copic pens, I also added some glitter Stickles.
MFT´s Snowball stencil and Distress ink to create a soft background. I stamped the Lawn Fawn Winter Big Scripty Word in teal blue and die cut with the coordinated die, I backed it with black foam. For the bottom I used MFT´s On the Diagonal stencil together with Distress inks. I finished my card with 3D snow an a few clear sequins.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Wish You The Most Beautiful Day

lördag 10 mars 2018

Hello there crafters!
I have a card to share today, where I have used an old stamp with wonderful tulips in a row from Pysselpassion.
I masked the stamp a few times to create dimension and then I colored the tulips up with my Copic pens. I added a sentiment from Altenew "Beautiful Day" stamp set and adhered the panel with foam tape to pop it up over the paper underneath. I finished with a few clear sequins and some natural twine.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Use Green
Copic Marker Sverige - Längtan efter Våren
Brown Sugar - Spring or Easter

Congratulations

onsdag 7 mars 2018

Good Morning!
Today I´ve created a card in black, white, silver and metal. That is, the butterfly is of metal that I colored with different Inka Gold colors.
I started by stamping the La Blanche flower and clear heat embossed it. Then I added Glossy Accents on the petals for a beautiful glossy effect which unfortunately is not visible on the photo. I backed the image with silver cardstock.
Next, I used the We R Memory Keepers "Gemstone" embossing folder on a piece of paper that I first colored with Distress Stain "Brushed Pewter", love that. The congratulations word was cut with a Gummiapan die and the black/white background paper was found in my way to big stash.
Thanks for joining me today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Make My Monday - Gold or Silver
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Y is for Your Choice
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

It's Your Day Today!

söndag 4 mars 2018

Hello there crafters!
Today I have a card that I started a while ago and finally finished. I wanted to use some old but fun material, including the bottle caps that were so popular a few years ago and the canvas resist, which I have sprayed colored here. A little vintage inspired yet with a simple touch.
The sentiment stamp, and the Congrats die is from Gummiapan. I also used some sort of craft resist paper that I first crumpled and then flattened it and used to the background. Lace, a heart brad and enamel dots finished of. 
Okay, that's all for today I think.
Thanks for looking!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes+A Sentiment
As You Like It - Single or Multiple Layers (I often I try to do single cards but that's impossible, suddenly there are multiple layers, don´t understand how it happened...?)

Warm Christmas Hugs

tisdag 27 februari 2018

Hi there cardmaker friends!
Here with me, we have real winter right now, it is very cold, and it´s both blowing and snowing. Brrr... here´s a quite clean and simple card for Muse:Christmas Visions, I´ve just gone a little more bold in the background colors than Lindsey.

I die cut the Cottage from Wild Rose Studio and stamped the Kristinas Scrapbooking sentiment in black. Then I added stitches below using one Memory Box Straight Stitches die. For the background I used old Crafty Individuals paper. One single enamel dot and Platinum Stickles in the windows finished of my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
Take care!
Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Anything Goes/Use some Gold
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

With Friends Like You...

söndag 25 februari 2018

Happy Sunday Everyone!
For today´s card I have picked up my Copic pens and colored up this adorable image from House-Mouse Designs stamps, a set called "Friends Like You".
After coloring, I added grass using the "Grassy Border" die from Lawn Fawn and sponged it with green Distress inks. And in addition, I painted small dots like flowers with gel pens. The leaves at the sides were made with the Memory Box "Fresh Foliage" die. I finished of by adding a few small flowers.
That´s it for me, have a wonderful rest of the day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Aud Sentiments - For a Friend
Cute Card Thursday - Cute Critters
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Spring
Crafting By Designs - Friendship
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Cute and Cuddly
 
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