Happy New Year!

onsdag 31 december 2014

Happy New Year friends and followers!
I´m so glad you stopped by to share a bit of New Years cheer with me today! This year has been a little change for me when it comes to stamping. Somewhere a long the way, I decided to step away from a vintage romantic style card to a more clean an simple style. I think it's fun with a change but of course it will appear a few vintage cards here on the blog also in the future. This is my project for New Year...

I have used: Large Frames Plain Circles dies from Gokreate, Berry Spig die from Poppystamps, Sentiment stamp from Heidi Swapp. I think that's all that needs to be said about this card.
Blessings to you and yours for a wonderful 2015!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Happy New Year
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Robyns Fetish - Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo - Festive Spirit

Winter Wonderland

tisdag 23 december 2014

Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Things are slowing down a bit here on the blog over Christmas, but have no worries...I'm back after the holidays.:)

For this card I used Spellbinders Impressabilities Diamons & Stars embossing folder as a stencil along with embossing paste. Glitter and Stampendous Aged Silver embossing powder was sprinkled over before it dried and then I warmed everything up with the heat gun.

Oh... I love all the glitter. The papers I used are from DCWV Winter Wonder Stack, and the reindeer got some 3D snow on his back for a really wintery look. As always, huge thanks for visiting!
I wish you a joyous and peaceful Christmas holiday!
Hugs, Birgit

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Fussy and Fancy
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles
Crafting By Designs - Embossing for Fun
Crafty Boots - Winter Wonderland
That Craft Place - Anything Goes

Be Joyful

söndag 21 december 2014

Hi everyone!
 I cannot believe Christmas almost is here, where did the month go? I have still lots of things to do before Christmas:) I have a card to share made with PION designs lovely vintage paper, I hope you like it.

I used sentiment stamps from Penny Black and You Do, I also added some rub on transfers.
I think that´s it for today. I hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Brown Sugar - Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (Winter Solstice-use a Snowflake)
Penny´s Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - Y is for Your Family
Vintage Udfordring - Julekort

Walking In The Winter Wonderland

fredag 19 december 2014

Hi everyone!
So glad you stopped by to see my card for today. It is a folded one with a stamped image from Bildmålarna that I have colored up with Copics.

For the background I used a Memory Box die with spruce trees that I added some snow on. The sentiment in the front was stamped with one of the Stampers Anonymous Mini Holidays 3 stamps and then gold heat embossed.

I also used another Memory Box Rounded Fence die to cut out the fence. The snowflakes were punched out and then adhered along with flowers, cheesecloth, pearls and Star Dust Stickles.

Back to the image, I masked it and stamped snowflakes around and at the bottom I warmed in Stampendous Shabby White embossing powder.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Winter Wonderland
Time Out - Christmas is Love With all the Trimmimgs
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything but a square or rectangle
Penny Black and More - Special Occasions
The Craftyhands - No Squares Allowed
Ett Trykk - Julebrett

So This Is Christmas

onsdag 17 december 2014

Hi there friends!
I hope you are all doing great and enjoying the (pre) Christmas time. I have a new Christmas project to share, this time it has a wintery theme.

I started by stamping Stampendous skate stamp and color it up with my Copics. Then I cut it out and adhered it over a tag that I first had stamped and embossed with gold embossing pouder. I used a sentiment stamp from Stampers Anonymous Mini Holidays 3 set. The black and glittering beneath is actually a piece of fabric and all that is attached to vellum and silver colored cardstock.
That´s it for today. Thanks for stopping by this busy time of year!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Winter Wonderland
Robyns Fetish - Winer Cards with Glitter
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Christmas is all around
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas...Card of th Year
Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Winter
Inky Impressions - Winter Wonderland
Simon Wednesday - Winter Inspiration

Christmas Presents

tisdag 16 december 2014

Hi there!
I have new projects for Miss Agnes blog today, if you want to see more details, take a step over to Miss Agnes.

Have a great day everyone!
Hugs, Birgit

Waiting For Santa

måndag 15 december 2014

Hello and welcome!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I promise not to take up so much of your busy time. For todays card I´m playing along with a few blog challenges.

I have used an old stamp from Crafty Individuals that I white heat embossed on black cardstock. The Inkido sentiment was stamped and embossed on vellum, then I fastened it with a brad. And that´s it folks.
Hope your Christmas preparations are going well!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
CAS(E) This Sketch - I used the Sketch
Dream Valley - Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Family Christmas
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Merry Christmas

Christmas Present

söndag 14 december 2014

Hello there!
Today I just have to show a package that I made for one of my sons. Instead of usual wrapping paper I have used rice paper and the cones are made with Memory Box Pinecone Frame die cut used as a stencil, embossing paste and Stampendous red crushed glass glitter.

The sentiment is cut out with a Mandys die. And that was it for today...thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Presents
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (Gift Packaging)
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Anything Goes

Merry Christmas

fredag 12 december 2014

Hello again!
I´m back for the second time today with one more Christmas card. Or actually this card is more wintery than Christmassy, or what do you think...

I made the base with some distress inks and spruce stamps from my stash. I used one of the minis from Stampers Anonymous Tiny Things stamp set and then crear heat embossed it. The Memory Box Pine Needle Border was stitched above and the sentiment is made with a die from Mandys.
Thank you for visiting. I wish you all a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Less is More - Colour Challenge
Stamping Sensations - Winter Wonderland
Papertake Weekly - Paper Play
Wags´n Whiskers - Merry Christmas
Chocolate,Coffee&Cards - Christmas

Snowflakes Are Winter´s Butterflies

Hi there!
Today I have made a new project for Miss Agnes blog, if you want to see more, take a step over to Miss Agnes.

Wish you a great day!
Hugs, Birgit


torsdag 11 december 2014

Hello everyone!
This will be a quick post, I have a lot to catch up with today. Initially I actually had this card a little different in my mind but there was little adjustments in the meantime and the end result became totaly different.

I have used a stencil from Penny Black, the Frostyville Wreth die from memory Box, the Tattered Leaves die from Sissix Tim Holtz Alteration together with one embossing folder and the You Do sentiment was cut out with one of Tim Holtz Alterations Regal Crest dies.
I think that's the main thing with this card. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Insp.
That Craft Place - Christmas
Through The Purple Haze - Use a Sentiment
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - name That Tune (Misteltoe)
Creative Knockouts - Tis The Season

Christmas Gifts

måndag 8 december 2014

Hello everyone!
I have a new project on my post over on Miss Agnes blog today, altered jars full with candy:)

Thanks for your visit!
Take care!
Hugs, Birgit

White Christmas

söndag 7 december 2014

Hi there!
I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have a card in crispy white to share with you, while waiting for the snow;)

 I started with running a piece of paper through the Mpress Retro Swirls embossing folder and cut out the snowflake with a Memory Box die.

Then I stamped and heat embossed the Reprint sentiment and cut it out with one of Spellbinders Card Creator dies. The little Santa and the birds was cut out of some leftover paper scraps that I had. I completed the card with a glittering snowflake, a swirl and beautiful white satin ribbon.
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed my card.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Cards:
Totally Gorjuss - Snowflakes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Festive Fluorishes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas
Delightful Challenges - Twinkle, Twinkle
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Bling It On
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes for Christmas

Christmas Carols

torsdag 4 december 2014

Well Hello there!
I hope you all enjoy this time until Christmas, at least I do, I love making my Christmas cards:) And for today's card, I have taken out my Copic pens and colored up this cute wintry image.

I tried to keep the decorations to a minimum so that the image would retain focus.

I used papers from last years Webster Pages A Christmas Story Collection, a sentiment from TLC and the notes were cut out with Die-namics dies. I also added Stampendous Shabby White embossing pouder and some Star Dust Stickles.
Okay that´s all for me...wishing you all a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - I used the Sketch
ABC Christmas - X for Xmas Music
Simon Wednesday - Christmas/Holidays
Divas By Design - Feeling Festive
Inky Impressions - Snow
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas Animal
Robyns Fetish - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy´s - Cute & Cuddly Christmas
Copic Marker Sverige - Vinter & Snö

Christmas Decorations

tisdag 2 december 2014

Hi again!
As I promised you the other day I show now the second card I made. I used the same image and papers from Echo Park but embellished this one different.

I love this one too...so vintage:) The sentiment stamp is from Inkido.

I don´t think I need to say more about it. Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Buttons or Bows
Divas By Design - Jingle Bells
Through The Purple Haze - All about Christmas
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Quick Made Christmas Cards

måndag 1 december 2014

Hi there!
Happy Monday! I have a new post over at Miss Agnes blog today, take a look if you have the time...

...have a great day!

Christmas Preparations

söndag 30 november 2014

Hi there!
I´m back again with a new Christmas card that I have made with wonderful old papers that I found in my stash. It´s unknown where the image comes from but the background papers are from Echo Park.

I love the vintage feel and all the green. I cut out the upper branches and the wreath with dies from Memory Box, Pine Needle Border and Frostyville Wreath.
I made two quite similar when I was on the go, the second card I show you tomorrow.
I hope you all have great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
We Do Doobadoo - Get Festive
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Square Cards (Dancing)
My Sheri Crafts - Oh Christmas Tree

Christmas Tag

fredag 28 november 2014

Hi everyone!
Today I have a tag to show you and it is made of that which happened to be on my desk at the moment.

I made a background of embossing paste and some ink sprays. Then I simply added leftovers and things from my stash.

A mix of everything...

... and that´s it for today. Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Something Old
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes

Sprinkle A Little Fairy Magic

onsdag 26 november 2014

Hello, thanks for stopping by today!
I have made another folded card with the Enchanted Christmas papers from Papermania. It feels fun with some other colors and styles for Christmas, right now there is almost only cards in vintage and traditional Christmas colors on the blogs.

I used sentiment stamps from Inkido and K-designs, the tree on the little tag was made with a Reprint stamp.

I had a bit of a left-over Pine Needle Border die cut from Memory Box that I added.

 That´s it for today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Christmas is Coming
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Christmas Gift Box

måndag 24 november 2014

Hello friends!
I had so much fun the other day when I altered a box that I have saved. I hope to give it away for Christmas:)

First I used papers from Wild Rose Studio the Holly Lane paper pack to the sides.

Next I stamped Ornately Merry from Penny Black in Cherry red ink and cut it out. Then I used the Glowing Candles die from memory Box both in white and patterned leftover paper pieces to fit into the candles.

I also added a little red and Platinum Stickles to the die cut. The sentiment was made with a die from Mandys.

Then I added lace,flowers and different leaves together with a punched out snowflake that I sprinkled with glitter.

Here is the box when it is open, I have thought to write a greeting in the box gable.
That´s it for today. Thank you so much for coming by to check it out.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
That Craft Place - Anyhing Goes
StampARTic - Jul/Christmas
A Creative Romance - Something Old (old box that I have saved)
En liten butik - Presentinslagning
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (optional subway art)
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes

For You

fredag 21 november 2014

Hi everyone!
It's hard to believe how fast the weeks running away ... soon it's the first Sunday of Advent already!! I'm trying to work on with my Christmas cards and here is one more I want to show you.

I started with one Wild Rose Studio stamp that I colored with my Copics, and papers from Maja Design the "A Gift For You" collection.

I made the background with watercolors, added some Glossy Accent and glitter. Then I heated in Stampendous Shabby White embossing pouder around the image edges.

The cones are made with a Memory Box Pinecone Frame die cut that I used as stencil together with embossing paste, Old Silver embossing pouder and Red Crushed Glass Glitter from Stampendous.

I stamped the sentiments from K-designs under the image and on a piece of vellum that I gold heat embossed. And that´s it I think.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crafting When We Can - Use Your Markers
Crafty Little Fairies - Not a Square
Kit and Clowder - Christmas
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas
Time Out - Embossing with the optional twist of Sparkle
As You Like It - Favourite X-mas Style & why (for Christmas I always tend to by traditional:))
Fairy Tale - Christmas with Animals

Spreading Holiday Joy

torsdag 20 november 2014

Hi everyone!
Is anybody counting down the days till Christmas? It´s my turn to share a post for Miss Agnes blog so here´s one quick made card for thoose who might not have started yet:)

Thank you ever so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Enchanted Christmas

tisdag 18 november 2014

Hello and welcome back!
The other day I tried to make some order among my old Christmas papers and then I found a pack of beautiful glittery images from Papermania "Enchanted Christmas", I can´t understand why I havn´t used them before.

And just because they are so beautiful I didn´t want to destroy them with a lot of embellishments, at least not to the largest images. Here I just added a little Merry Christmas stamp.

And at the back, I used another of the images, one where Santa goes out.

Very easily done...have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - The Big Guy

Santa Christmas Tree

söndag 16 november 2014

Hi there!
I hope you smile a little bit about this card, because I do :) I got inspired when I saw this picture in my mailbox the other day.

My spruce seems to be a little kinder, not quite so crazy, I do not want to scare the kids at Christmas:) I used watercolors for the background and the Memory Box Frosted Christmas Tree die.

The Merry Christmas sentiment was made with a die from Mandys and the hood is made of cheesecloth which I colored in with Distress ink.
That´s it for today. Hope you had a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challengs:
We Do Doobadoo - Christmas
Less is More - More Than One Tree
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (Hello)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - No Patterned Paper

Small Christmas Cards

fredag 14 november 2014

Hey there everyone!
I showing you a pair of small Christmas card or gift addresses today. There is space to write a greeting inside.

I've kept them pretty simple, but that's because the images from Reprint fits so well with these cards. The inside stamp is from Inkido.

Here with me it's really gray and gloomy weather right now, I long for Advent and some beautiful lights.
Anyway...thank you so much for coming by my blog!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (make a gift)
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes 
Chocolate, Coffee&Cards - Your Favourite Holiday (Christmas:))

Santa Claus

onsdag 12 november 2014

Hello friends!
Today it is my turn to post over at Miss Agnes blog, so step over if you want to se more cards and get mass producing card tips, HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Winter Garland

tisdag 11 november 2014

Hello visitors!
Happy Tuesday to you! Just a quick card from me today:) Here is an old stamp from Inkadinkado that I have used watercolors to (my favorites right now). 

The sentiment from Reprint was first copper heat embossed and then cut out with one Shapeabilities Nested Lacey Pennants die.
It was what I had to show today. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
CAS(E) This Sketch - I used the Sketch
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps and More - Photo Inspiration
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes 

Simply Christmas

söndag 9 november 2014

Hi there!
Okay, this is just so simple...a stamped and gold embossed Christmas tree. Some platinum Stickles, red berries and natural twine, that´s it.

This is maybe something for your last minute Christmas cards?
Many thanks for stopping by - I hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Make it Sparkle
Crimbo Crackers - Clean and Simple
The Kraftyhands - Christmas Cheer
Stamping Sensations - Simply Christmas