Vintage Easter Card

måndag 30 mars 2015

A warm welcome again friends!
This is my second post for today and now I want to show an Easter card of course:)

I was inspired to create a rectangle pull card by using a die from Elisabeth crafts Designs but without using the pop it up details.

I used the beautiful vintage PION design papers from last years collection "A Day in May" for my card.  Then I inked up a couple of stamps which I complemented with.

A sentiment and a pair of small bunnies was cut out with a Rox Stamps die and then added with the other embellishments.
Thanks again for stopping by (if you have seen my first post today)! I hope you enjoyed my project.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Deep Ocean - Easter/Spring
Frilly and Funkie - Put a Ribbon on It
Cute Card Thursday - Easter
Creative Knockouts - Spring is in the Air
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Easter
That Craft Place - Easter/Spring

Easter Basket

Hi there!
Today I have a couple of new projects to share, and the first is at Miss Agnes blog. Please take a step over HERE for the details.

Many thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Pocket Tag

fredag 27 mars 2015

Hello everyone!
Today I have a fairly simple pocket tag to display. First I stamped some text as a background and covered it partially with white dots of embossing paste.

Then I painted a chipboard flower from Tando Creative with Distress inks and heated in some thick clear embossing powder so it looks like dew drops, love it:)

 I also added a little stamped Heidi Swapp sentiment and a few things/die cuts from my stash.

I used some different old stamps and inks for the tag and finished of with a couple of Tims Chitchat words.
Thanks so much for your visit here on my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
StampARTic - Use Stamps
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Case A DT Card

tisdag 24 mars 2015

Hey there everyone!
Today I´m sharing a very special card for's my first shaker cards ever:) The one who got me to try it out is DT Sarah over at Less is More, here is her lovely card...

...and here´s mine.

Besides that there is a shaker card, I have focused on the theme of love. I started with the dry embossing that was made with one of the folders from Sizzix Scallop Heart Doily Set. Next I punched out the hole and added distress ink to the flowers. The hearts inside the plastic was made with a homemade stencil. And finally, the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Film Srip set.
And that´s it, friends. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Less is More - Case a DT Card (Sarah)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room - Beautiful Blooms
The Paper Girls - Shakers
Tuesday Throwdown - Shake It Up

Happy Easter

måndag 23 mars 2015

Hi, and welcome back!
Today I have a clean and simple card to show you. I wanted to make an Easter card for the upcoming Easter holiday so I needed some inspiration and found it at this week's CAS (E) this Sketch Challenge.

First the shipboard bird got a layer with black embossing powder that was heated in, then it received another layer of thick clear embossing powder for a shiny look. I embossed the background paper with a Cuttelbug embossing folder and cut out the eggs with a standard oval die. Sentiment from Panduro.
That´s it I think...have a nice day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch - I used the Sketch
Time Out - Clean and Simple (Black and White plus a Splash of One Colour)
My Sheri Crafts - Easter Wishes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Easter
Simply Create Too - Easter or Bunnies

A Small Gift Box

lördag 21 mars 2015

Hi there!
I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have a new project to share where I have recycled a box.

I did a background of metal tape, black acrylic color and Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades embossing folders.

 It was a little tricky to make the frames but it went with the help of Tim Holtz Alterations Plaque & Postage die and another square die. I painted them with light green acrylic paint and black Distress Ink.

There is a lady cut out from a Reprint paper and some other old stuff and papers from my stash.

I attached a metal knob on each side of the box so it can be opened in both directions.

Okay, I hope you like my little project. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Brown Suger - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Masculine Projects
Our Creative Corner - Junk in the Trunk
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Ett Trykk - Scrapp emballasjen

Spring Sunshine

onsdag 18 mars 2015

Hello evereyone!
For today I have made a joyfold card and it is the first time for me with that folding technique...and it was fun:) I will do it again.

Right now I really like using watercolors so I started by making the image and to it I used the Wendy Vecchi From The Garden stencil and Distress inks.

Next I used beautiful yellow papers from the old Papermania Lemon Sorbet paper pack. Love the yellow shades!

I took out the Frensh Foliage die from Memory Box, cut and colored it with Distress ink. The little sentiment on the front was made with a Heidi Swapp mini stamp.

I also added ribbon and a Freckled Fawn paper clip. On the inside i adhered a quote that I wrote on my old fun.
And that´s it friends. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crafty Boots - Spring
Top Tip Tuesday - Buttons or Bows
Tuesday Throedown - More Than One Fold
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Bright Colors
Ett Trykk - Spray, sjablonger eller stenciler

Dance, Sing and Smile

måndag 16 mars 2015

Hi friends!
I believe we all have a whole pile of papers lying that we think are so beautiful or have something special that we barely want to hide them behind a lot of decorations. Here is one of them,  when I saw the challenge over at Ett Trykk a week ago about rapid/simple cards I immediately thought of using one of these for a card.

Quickly done and it's ok for a man...I think. I used the K-designs Take my picture - Photo paper and the Smile stamp from Kaiserkraft. Around the edges I heated in Aged Silver embossing pouder from Stampendous. I used a bling stone just to add some nice extra element.
 That´s it...thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Ett Trykk - Hurtige enkle kort
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Get Well

söndag 15 mars 2015

Hey there!
I´m back to share a card made with this weeks sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch. I have already seen a lot of amazing contributions on the challenge blog, but I will still add my project too.

I'm a little hooked on watercolors right now so it became an image made with watercolors, old Prima Marketing stamps and a K-designs sentiment stamp. I made a frame by simply cutting out a frame from the image and mount it with 3D foam.
Okay that´s all for me...
Hugs. Birgit

Entered Challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch - I used the Sketch
Stampin Royalty - Watercolor
Simon Wednesday - Things That Fly
As You Like It - Favourite Type of Stamp (and Why) Rubber stamps - because they are always on hand:)
Wags´n Whiskers - Ready for Spring

25 years - Congratulations

fredag 13 mars 2015

Hello and good evening!
It's Friday and I hope you look forward to the weekend, I want to quickly show you this birthday card before I'll cozy up on the couch:)

Here you can see a close up of the image. The coloration is made with Copics.

I adhered it with foam for a 3D effect over Authentique papers in soft spring colors. The Heidi Swapp sentiment was stamped with StazOn Fuchsia Pink.
I think that's all for today. Happy crafting and weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Birthday
Inky Impressions - For a Special Lady (25 year Birthday girl)
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrate
Fairy Tale - Flower Power
StampARTic - For Special Days
Natalie and Amy´s - Flowers
Crafts and Me - Flowers
Ett Trykk - Fargelagt Motiv

It´s Time For Easter

torsdag 12 mars 2015

Hi friends!
The past week I've been super busy with work and illnesses, there has not been much time for crafting. Despite this, I managed to squeeze in a little crafting time and made this Easter card.

The stamps from Panduro was painted with watercolors and the branch was made with a Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Greens die.

The chicken and the eggs was cut out and mounted with foam for a 3D effect.
Not so much to show you today, I thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Have  a great week!
Hugs, Birgit!

Entered Challenges:
Less is More - Yellow and Green
Allsorts Challenge - Spring is in the Air
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Gold Embossing

onsdag 4 mars 2015

Hi everyone!
I wanted to try to emboss a little bit larger image on vellum, so I created this card where I used a Glitz stamp from the Laced with Grace set and gold embossing pouders.

The Whimsy Stamps Film Strip sentiment was stamped and embossed with Copper embossing pouder. I have used papers from Echo Park Hello Summer Paper Pads and I placed one of them behind the vellum image. I stamped the corners with a Vintage Fancy Corner stamp which also is from Whimsy Stamps. I added some bling stones and Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday greens die cuts together with a flower.
Okay, that´s all for me today...wishing you all a nice day:)
Now I'll go out and enjoy the spring sunshine....
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Fancy Corners
Stampin Royalty - Embossing
Clear It Out - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Use a Sentiment

Thinking Of You!

söndag 1 mars 2015

Hi there!
Today I have an OLC card in an unusual size to share, featuring beautiful stamped horses from Inkadinkadoo on a background made with Distress inks.

I punched out a heart and added a layer Glossy accents.

Well... that´s about it I think, thank´s so much for visiting!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Inky Impressions - One Layer Card
Stampin Royalty - Color Challenge
Addicted to CAS - Distress