torsdag 29 oktober 2015

Hi there!
I am honored and grateful to have been invited to join along as a guest designer on the  Muse: ChristmasVisions blog today. Thank you so much Ardyth for the fantastic invite!

I made two cards for the challenge and asked Ardyth to pick one of these two for the challenge, but she could not decide. So this week, you can choose one of these two creations for your inspiration, or if you´re feeling really courageous - combine them!

I hope you find inspiration from my creations and want to join the challenge, you have one week to create and link up over HERE.
Happy crafting! I can´t WAIT to see what you create!
Hugs, Birgit

A Deer Surprise

onsdag 28 oktober 2015

Hello and welcome!
I hope you all have a good week so far, and that you also get some crafting done. I myself have amused me by making a new card with Cecilia Wikings lovely reindeer stamps, I really love them.

I colored the image with Copics and cut it out, then I created the background using Distress inks, a stencil and and an old spruce stamp. The snow is cut out with Mama Elephant border dies and on top I added some 3D snow.

I also stamped and cut out the trees in front with Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Joy stamp/die set. I finished of by splattering over some white color for a snowing look. You do not see it, but the card sparkles very beautifully and the package is shining because I gave it a layer glossy accents too.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Clear It Out - Theme: Halloween or Christmas Cards Stash: Die cuts
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - V is for Very Cute
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Joy For Christmas

måndag 26 oktober 2015

Hello there!
It is time for a MUSE:ChristmasVisions card again, and this time Betty Wright really put me to the test. I've been looking all over for Christmas bells but I really do not have any, neither as stamps, dies or even on some cut-out sheet. So I tried to find something else and just focus on the notes and colors. This is my first attempt and it became not good I think ...

 ... so then I tried to make a new more simple card, but it became not good now I give up actually.

This second card've really not so much in common with Bettys card ha, ha. I hesitated a long time before publishing them at all. So I don´t want to talk more about this, bye for now.
Hugs, Birgit

All Is Calm, All Is Bright

söndag 25 oktober 2015

Hello crafters!
Today I´m sharing a new Christmas card that I created with wonderful Bo Bunny Sleigh Ride patterned papers, which I love...just saying.

I added glossy accents to the sentiment letters to make them appear better. All supplies was found in my stash that in honesty begins to be too large.
Okay that´s all for me...wishing you all a happy Sunday!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round - No Stamping
Creative Card Crew - Ribbon
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas
Creative Knockouts - Doily Delight
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Monster Hello

fredag 23 oktober 2015

Hello there!
Happy Friday to you! I fell in love with the stamp set from Your Next Stamp called "Silly Monsters" and I just had to buy them.

I used Copics to colour up one of them and cut it out, then I added a thick layer of glossy accents to the eyes and tongue for more interest.

I wanted a colorful backdrop to my monster and found this Color Explosion paper from K-designs in my stash, perfect right, I thought so anyway:) I die cut the Mama Elephant sentiment twice and glued them together for some more dimension. One black enamel dot finished of the card.
Thanks for stoppin´by - hope you get a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Favourite Brights or Pastels (I think generally that pastels are too wimpy, so Brights for me)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Simon Monday - The Monster Mash

Tag For A Man

onsdag 21 oktober 2015

Hello there crafters!
Here I have tried to stick to the neutral colors when I have made a tag in a more masculine style.

I started with one of the smaller (ready to use) manila tags that are available to buy at the craft store. I stamped it with a couple of stamps in the new Distress ink Hickory Smoke and sponged the edges with Vintage Photo. I also colored in the Seam Binding with the same colors.

I continued with the paper pocket and stamped it in a similar way. I also stamped a butterfly, cut it out and added to the stamped straws. Next I die cut the feather with Spellbinders Nestabilities and heated in Stampendous Aged Gold embossing pouder at the outer end. I edged the feather with Black Soot and attached it with a enamel dot. The sentiment is from Vilda Stamps.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I am playing along with:
Papertake Weekly - All About The Base
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Guys/male themed cards

Muse:ChristmasVisions 24

måndag 19 oktober 2015

Hello there crafters!
I only have a minute to drop in to share a new Christmas card. It´s a lovely fall day so what could be better than enjoy it outdoors. Isn´t this something to look forward to?

waving his wand
over this world and
makes everything
softer and more beautiful".

Used supplies: "Home for the holidays" digi image, Sentiment stamp-Vilda Stamps, Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Joy stamp/die set, Border dies - Mama Elephant, Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables - Lawn Fawn, Snowflake stamps, 3D snow, Glitter, Copics and Distress inks.
Okay, I think that´s all for me today, take care!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Muse:ChristmasVisions - Muse Chriss Blagrave
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-lirious and Punchy
613Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Monochrome or Colour (colour, it´s impossible to stick to one single color)

Filled With Luck

lördag 17 oktober 2015

Happy weekend all!
Today I´m here with a Christmas card showcasing one of the reindeer stamps designed by Cecilia Wiking together with the ingenious sentiments in Swedish. You can find them Here.

I colored with Copics and made a background scene with Distress Inks and some stamps. I splattered over some white color to let it snow. Okay, I don´t think I have to say so much more about this card so...that´s all for me today, wishing you all a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas
Cupcake Inspirations - Forest Friends
Fairy Tale - Forest Animals
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - All Sentimental

Baby Carriage

onsdag 14 oktober 2015

Hello again friends!
Today I have a baby carriage to show and as you can see, she will get it soon:) Many thanks to Maya Stenshagen for her tutorial over HERE.

"The warmest congratulations to the baby and the proud parents"

SIGNE You are wonderful

It´s so difficult with the translation sometimes because the rhymes becomes so wrong, but I hope you understand anyway. "Among all the treasures that are found under the sun, is a small child, the most beautiful gift on earth".
Okay that´s all for me...hope you liked it.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
The Cutie Pie - Pretty in Pink
My Sheri Crafts - Pink and Pretty
Brown Sugar - Use a Number
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Everybody Art - Flowers


måndag 12 oktober 2015

Hello blog friends!
It´s Monday morning here and I´m sharing some snowflakes with you today. I'll be honest with you and say that I'm not really happy with this card ... I don´t know what it is with snowflakes but I never manage to get them good at cards.

The Muse for this card is Kimberly Wiener over at MUSE:ChristmasVisions. The background paper is from Bo Bunnys Sleigh Ride paper pad and was edged with Iced Spruce Distress ink. Then I stamped and heat embossed the Reprint sentiment and also stamped some snowflakes on it in different colors. I created some snowflakes out of glitter papers with Memory Box Lindeman Snowflake die and a Martha Stewart punch, then I added them together with bling stones and sequins.
Okay, that was my snowflakes, I will probably stay away from them for a while.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up to the following challenges:
CAS-ual Chic - Tic,Tac,Toe (distressing, sparkling, embossing)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Bling Bling/Glitter and Shine
Crafting-with-friends - Anything Goes

Fill Each Day With Joy

fredag 9 oktober 2015

Hi there!
Today I´m sharing a tag here on my blog. It stuck me while I was working with it that it was quite a long time since I made a tag at all. I created an autumn style tag using some Distress inks in rich colors along with old stamps from Crafty Individuals CI-209 stamp set. 

The leaves was die cut with the Memory Box Marvelous Maple Leaves die, then crumpled and given a little more color and a layer Glossy Accents. I added one of my favourites Stampendous Aged Silver embossing pouder on the edges.

I could not resist adding the umbrella...from Mama Elephants Up And Away stamp set, colored with my Copics. I think that´s about it, many thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up to the following challenges:
Simon Monday - Autumn is in the Air
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night
Penny´s Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - All About Autumn
Frilly and Funkie - Autumn Splendor
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Robyns Fetish - Add Leaves-Real or Faux
Stamping Sensations - Colours of Autumn

Christmas Hug

tisdag 6 oktober 2015

Hi there crafters!
Here is a snowman that makes my heart melt ... I think this image from Samis Stamps is so cute:)

It´s colored with Copics, and inspiration for the card comes from this week's challenge over at Muse:ChristmasVisions. The sentiment stamp is from Reprint.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy´s - Snowpeople
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Birthday Card For A Kid

måndag 5 oktober 2015

Hey there!
It´s Monday and I´m dropping in this chilly autumn day to share a birthday card to a child I´ve created with the wonderful cat from Samis Stamps and You Do glitter papers. I think all kids love animals ... especially cats and dogs:)

I started with coloring up the image and also the ballons from the Mama Elephant-Up And Away set which I then cut out with the matching dies. The card base is cut with one Large Frames die No 160027 from Go Create. Next I gold heat embossed the sentiment stamped with some mini stamps from Heidi Swapp and I also cut out the cake from the patterned paper. To finish of my card after layering I added a few sequins for extra bling.
Okay, that´s all for me. Wishing you all a good week ahead!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up this card to the following challenges:
Chocolate,Coffee&Cards - Animals
As You Like It - Sweet or Savoury ( must be on a birthday)
Make My Monday - Cats-big or small
Little Miss Muffet - Bingo (Dies, Sentiment,Glitter)
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Wags´n Whiskers - Use a Die Cut
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Heartfelt Congratulations To The New Home

fredag 2 oktober 2015

Hello there crafters!
It's not every day I make cards to persons who are moving to a new home, because people have a tendency not to move so often:) But for that very reason it was particularly pleasing to make this card.

I started by die cut the house out of a piece of paper and then use it as a stencil to make the two houses in the background. Then I used the same Memory Box Manor House die to cut the front house out of a piece of patterned paper.

I cut out a heart with Sizzix Basic Shapes die and bruched over it with red colors, I lightly shaded the edges with black and went over it with Glossy Accents for a glossy finish. The K-designs sentiment was heat embossed in copper and adhered with 3D foam and pearls.
That´s it for today! Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up to the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Clean and Simple
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes