Baby Shaker Card

onsdag 30 september 2015

Hello crafters!
This is a new baby card for a new little girl, a granddaughter who is very dear to me:) I tried to make a rattle using Spellbinders Nestabilities Heart Circles and attaching a baby image from a Inkido cut out sheet in the background.

I filled the shaker with a few gold sequins. Then I designed the handle by free hand, cut it out and glued the pieces together. I die cut the oval behind using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals die, and used a bunch of pattern paper scraps from Pion Design and Inkido. On this card, I also wanted some flowers, ribbons and some bling, I want it to be sweet and cute:)
That´s it from me today, thanks for visiting my blog!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Dream Valley - Recipe (Flowers, Pink, Die Cuts)
Creative Corner - Baby
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Robyns Fetish - Square or Rectangle Cards
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

More Christmas

söndag 27 september 2015

Hi everyone!
Another quick post from me - much needs to get done so I'm in a hurry today.

This card is for Muse:CristmasVisions and a few other challenges in which I think it can fit. This is what I've used: Tim Holtz Festive Stencil, various Distress inks, Sizzix embossing folders Birds&Reindeer set, sentiment stamp from Bildmålarna, gold embossing pouder, one gold sequin.
I wish everyone a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up to the following challenges:
Make My Monday - Nature
Simon Wednesday - No Designerpaper
 613Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Christmas Greetings

fredag 25 september 2015

Hello everyone!
Oops, Friday again ... where did the week go? Well, I don´t know but anyway, I want to share a Christmas card with you today.

I have used the Birds&Reindeer embossing folder set from Sizzix to create the background (great texture) and the reindeer.The image comes from an old cut-out sheet of paper and the sentiment was made with a Vilda Stamps stamp. I choose to cut out some white branches with Tims Holiday Greens die and added them together with flowers and berries topped with embossing paste. And then...glitter, it´s Christmas:)
Okay that´s all from me. Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up to the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - It Will Soon Be Here
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Glitter It Up
Cute Card Thursday - Things With Wings
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Wags´n Whiskers - Glitter/Sparkle

Christmas Wreath

söndag 20 september 2015

Hello crafters!
Today I have a new card for Muse:ChristmasVisions to show you, I love Betty Wrights card so I tried to make a similar.

First I stamped a background wreath using Distress Markers and a Reprint stamp from the Julflicka set. Then I let my die cut machine work and used the Memory Box Frostyville Wreath die, Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Greens dies, Poppy Stamps Small Blooming Poinsettia die and Mandys sentiment die. I mounted them all as shown. To finish of, I added a few pearls and a little gold glitter for sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Use a Bow and/or Christmas
Simply Create Too - Early Holiday Wishes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Autumn Leaves

fredag 18 september 2015

Hello again!
It's time for Autumn here with me, whatever one thinks about it, it´s nothing to do about. Anyway, I love those leaves...topped with Glossy Accents they get so amazing rain-drenched colors.

I used Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Leaves die and some Distress inks to create the leaves. After they were cut out, I crumpled them together before I added the Glossy Accents. The same inks were used for the background. The sentiment is from K-designs and was white heat embossed. To finish of the card, I added a few golden sequins.
Thanks so much for your visit here on the blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
En liten butik - I used the Sketch
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Photo Inspiration
Addicted to CAS - Leaves
Creative Knockouts - Happy Fall YÁll
Clear It Out - Theme:Autumn Stash Stash:Leaves/Foliage
Simon Wednesday - Die Crazy
Dream Valley - Autumn Colours

I Wish You Flowers

tisdag 15 september 2015

Hi there!
I´m just quickly stopping by to share a card I made for the latest Less is More challenge which is about One Layer cards and also have a Wishing theme. I had intended to use that particular word, but then it turned out that it didn´t fit in my tiny square. So I had to find another stamp which was better suited (Congrats), I hope it goes anyway.

I used the Blooming Buds stamp set from STAMPlorations and my Copic pens to colour up the image. Then I made a embossed frame around it using one of the Spellbinders Nestabilities Gold Squares One dies.

I think you can see the little sparkle that I added to the flowers.
Okay...that´s all from me today.
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Copic Marker Sverige - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Everything Goes With An Image
Time Out - Make Your Mark
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes

Tag - Only For You

måndag 14 september 2015

Hello there!
Today I have a quick made tag to show with a splash stamp from Norsk Stempelblad the Art Journaling 5 set, and a sentiment from Rox Stamps.

I also used stamp stickers from FabScraps that I added to a piece of vellum, and to finish of I adhered a bling stone.
Okay, wishing you a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crafts and Me - Tags
Craft for the Craic - Anything but square or rectangle
Crafting-With-Friends - Anything Goes

Wonderful Handmade Paper

söndag 13 september 2015

Hello crafters!
I´m back again and this time, I have a really simple card in a wonderful material to show. This paper is handmade and therefore it has wonderful structure with rough edges and creamy color.

I die cut a heart on the front, then I folded and stitched it together with a white inner paper. Next I added a die cut Feather from Spellbinders which was sponged with Black and Vintage Photo DI, and using the Tim´s Celebrate dies I cut out the words Happy Birthday in black CS.

On the inner paper I used a heart as a stencil and stamped inside it with a Inkido text/butterfly stamp. To finish the card, I added a bling stone on the feather.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes, Love Me Do
Creative Knockouts - Clean and Simple
Simon Monday - Stamp And Punch/Die Cut
Through The Purple Haze - Happy Birthday
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Words Of Wisdom

fredag 11 september 2015

Hello crafters & happy Friday!
Today I show a birthday card that I have made to a man. "It's not the years in your life that counts, but the life in your years".

I found the K- designs book paper and decided to use it as inspiration. Using the Crafters Companion Basket Weawe embossing folder and some Distress inks I created the panel behind the tag.

The sentiment on the tag is from an old Slöjd-Detaljer stamp set. Next I used my new Spellbinders Feathers dies and cut out three sizes, added gold and copper embossing pouder to parts of them and heated in. I finished of with natural colored ribbon/twine and a brad.
That´s it for today...thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - I used the Sketch
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Die Cuts
Ett Trykk - Lag et maskulint kort
As You Like It - Favourite Die (right now it's my Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies from Lawn Fawn, I use them often, and here both for the background papers and the tag.

Honoring Christmas - Be In A Good Mood All Year

onsdag 9 september 2015

Hi everyone!
I hope you've had a good week so far, a god thing for me is that my cold has become a little better:) Here is one more Christmas card because I've had Christmas in my mind all the time after my last post here on the blog, ha, ha...

I really like the natural colors and tryed to make a wintry scene for my crazy bird. Besides the bird stamp and die, I also used a Mama Elephant border die, Tim Holtz Holiday Greens dies, paper and cone stamp from Panduro, Vilda Stamps sentiment and a "today" paper clip from Freckled Fawn.
Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful rest of the week!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Things With Wings
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Peace For Christmas

måndag 7 september 2015

Hi friends!
Just a quick post from me today, I've got a cold and I feel not so alert. My card has been inspired by Kimberly Wiener over at Muse:ChristmasVisions... is my take...

I used an old Reprint stamp to create the trees, both as a stamp and as a stencil. The stamped one is adhered with 3D foam. I used Old Gold embossing pouder from Stampendous for the bird and tree (love that pouder) and the sentiment is from Bildmålarna.
Okay, that's all from me today...thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up to the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Christmas Card All Year Round - Country Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Add a Sentiment
Less is More - Green & Gold

I Wish You Love

fredag 4 september 2015

Welcome back crafty friends!
Today´s share is a christening card made with the Rectangle Pull Card die from Elisabeth craft designs.

To create this card, I first embossed the cardstock with a Cuttelbug embossing folder. Next I used the Baby Boy paper from You Do and cut out some details that I wanted to use. And for some fun, I made a window where the baby can peek out.

I also used the Baby Script die from Memory Box, and the Soft Caress die from Penny Black to create the lovely heartflower. I finished of with a few gold sequins.

I apologize for the translation but I hope you understand the lovely poem Carin Hertzberg has written.

"We wish you no gold, my child
nor money and power.
We wish you the courage to be yourself
and stand up for what you have said.
We wish you not a stone-free road,
but the power to walk the road.
We wish you love in abundance
and friends to trust on."

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered Challenges:
Simply Create Too - It´s a Special Occasion
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - use a Sentiment
Deep Ocean - For the Boys
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

A Gift Chosen With Care

onsdag 2 september 2015

Hi everyone!
I have one more gift box to show that I have recycled/upcycled. This time, I wanted to give it a bit more classic and elegant look.

Oh, I love these red berries...I want to eat them up:)

I used stuff from my stash, and a sentiment stamp from Vilda Stamps that I gold heat embossed. The leaves were cut with the Fresh Foliage die from Memory Box.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up to the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes, Recycle/Upcycle
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Clear It Out - Theme: Anything Goes Stash: Anything Goes