Training Log

onsdag 21 juni 2017

Hello there crafters!
Then it was time to fix a new training diary again. Even though I nowadays log all my workouts on an online diary, I think it is still easy to use a regular paper book as a complement. And I want to fix it up a bit of course. I hope I'll be a little more sweaty than the girl on this bike though.
There must not be too many things that stand out and get in the way, because it should be grabbed many times before it is fully written. That's why it's pretty flat and simple. I used old patterned papers and a digi image that I colored up with my Copics, I also added some Glossy Accents and Stickles even if it´s not visible on the photo.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Fairy Tale - Hobby
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Add a Sentiments
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Your Imagination

With The Wish Of A Merry Christmas

söndag 18 juni 2017

Hello and Happy Sunday!
My newest cards for Muse:ChristmasVisions is made up of mostly leftover scrapbook papers and a couple of old stamps. It always feels so good when I can use up some waste pieces:)
The first is an almost exact copy of Chriss layout where I cut, glued and drawn up my own small houses of paper. For the next, I have used some beautiful trees that I cut out and let the houses stay in the background.
For the first one I also used a Christmas Tree stamp from Inkido and a sentiment stamp from You Do. To the other I used a sentiment stamp from Scrapfabriken and the Go Kreate Large Frames Frilly #7 dies.
Thanks for taking a look at my latest projects!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round - House or Cottage
ABC Christmas - M for More Than One (houses and trees)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas

Happy Summer!

fredag 16 juni 2017

Hello Everyone!
Here is a summer greeting to you all out there! With me, all the schools finished for the term and some are also beginning their holidays. Outside my window is nature in its fairest bloom, so beautiful! This is a card to CAS Colours & Sketches and their sketch challenge going on this week.
I used a digi image that I colored up with my Copics and then cut out partly by hand and with a round die. I also cut out a round frame that I adhered with foam tape. I decided to create the left border with Wendy Vecchi´s stencil "Dots & Stripes Borders" and blue Distress inks. For the sentiment I used a Gummiapan stamp that was white heat embossed on black cardstock. I´ve added some shine to the ice cream.
Okay, I think that´s all for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Simply Create Too - Summer Fun
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Bingo + A Sentiment ( pat.paper, embossing, die-cut, 3D item, markers, digi or stamp)

With Warm Participation

onsdag 14 juni 2017

Hi there!
As I promised the other day I'm back with my second condolence card that I have created. I got the inspiration for this from one of Birgit Edbloms amazing cards.
 I used Tim Holtz Alterations "Tattered Leaves" die and Distress inks to create the crumpled leaves. I added Glossy Accents and some small transparent beads. Just as on the card I showed the other day, I have used the same Memory Box "Small Flock of Doves" as well as the Svenska Textstämplar sentiment.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Dream Valley - Square Cards Only
Simon Monday - Touchy Feely
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Things With Wings

With Warm Participation

måndag 12 juni 2017

Hello there crafting friends!
Today I'll share a card of a kind I have never had reason to create earlier, a condolence card and it´s for a young person so I've tried to avoid using only black and gray. I have done another one that I will also show you in a couple of days.
I wanted to make a pretty simple card and this is what I came up with. I used  a couple of dies from Memory Box the "Kensington Border" and "Small Flock of Doves". For the background I used blue Distress inks and a die-cut heart as a reverse stencil, I also splattered over some waterdrops. The sentiment is from Svenska Textstämplar. I thought something was missing so I added an extra butterfly that also got a layer of Glossy Accents.
Okay, that´s all from me today, thanks for the visit!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - 2 Or More Dies
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Have A Wonderful Birthday

fredag 9 juni 2017

Happy Friday!
Today I dusted off the blackboard technique, it was very popular a few years ago, but I´ve not seen so much recently, so it was so fun to create this card for the Photo challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More
I started working with the background where I used Distress inks and We R Memory Keepers "Gemstone" Embossing Folder, I used it both as a stamp and embossed the pattern with it. I also sprayed over Glimmer Mist for real shimmer. Next I created the blackboard using a Gummiapan sentiment, white embossing pouder and a couple of chalk pens. Then I proceeded with the package, where I used one of the stamps from STAMPlorations "Party Mates" set, colored it with Copics, added some Star Dust Stickles and Glossy Accents. The numbers was die-cut with Mama Elephant dies.
Okay, that´s all for today. Thanks for visiting!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Black, White and Another Color
613 Avenue Create - Anuthing Goes/ Stamping with an Embossing folder
The Paper Players - Birthday

Born To Shop

tisdag 6 juni 2017

Hello there crafters!
Today I´m sharing a card that I tried to create in a little more modern style. I used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday as inspiration and an old stamp set from Docrafts that came with a magazine a long time ago.
I colored the images with Copics and cut them out by hand. Next I created the square using dies from My Favourite Things, I sponged the inner square with blue Distress ink and added a skyline made with a Marianne Design die. I adhered the outer square part with foam tape for some dimension. Pieces of K-designs paper hiding underneath. I finished of with Glossy Accents and a gem.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Come And Get It - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Windows
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes (I prefer the die cutting machine)
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

Rectangle Pull Card

torsdag 1 juni 2017

Hello there crafters!
 I´m dropping in to share a rectangle pull card that I´ve created in a romantic vintage style, I like these gray and pink shades.
For the card base I used Elizabeth Crafts Pop It Ups dies. And the image with the lady is from Reprint and the patterned paper "Chandelier" is from Fabscraps. I made a little tag using small Magnolia Doohickeys "Tea Label Tags" and a sentiment stamp from MFT "Sow Much Cutiness" stamp set that I white heat embossed on black cardstock. I added a paper ribbon bow with a brad and adhered it with foam tape. Inside, I also added a rose that I cut out from the patterned paper.
Okay, that´s all from me today. Hope you all have a nice Thursday.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Allsorts - Vintage Style
Dream Valley - More Than 1 Fold
Make My Monday - Victorian Romance
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes

Beautiful

fredag 26 maj 2017

Hi there!
It will be a short post today, I'm so busy right now. I have finally tried Prima´s Adhesive Rub-Ons and Foil...this is what came out.
I have also used stamps from PinkPaislee the Butterfly Garden set, and Sizzix Butterfly Delicate die, cut out of both paper and vellum. I added some Washi tape and blingstones too.
Thanks for the visit! Have a great weekend everyone!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
CAS Colours & Sketches - I used the Sketch
The Paper Players - CAS Butterflies
Fairy Tale - Things With Wings

On Mother's Day!

tisdag 23 maj 2017

Hi Everyone and Welcome back!
Today I have a card for my mother to share with you, and I have found inspiration from the Photo inspiration challenge over at Penny Black and More.
 I started with the "Beautiful Day" stamp set from Altenew and a sentiment which is from K-designs. I stamped, masked and white heat embossed the flower, then I colored it up with Distress inks and also splattered some of the ink. I added some Glossy Accents and finished it of with a few pearls.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments- Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Come And Get It - Emboss It (dry or wet)
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Enjoy Both The Big And The Small Moments Of Life!

onsdag 17 maj 2017

Hello there crafters!
Today I have a shaker card for the challenge over at CAS on Sunday to show you, but I don´t know if my card is simple enough for that challenge. In the end, I could not help but add a little bling stones:)
I started by color in the Dutch Doobadoo stencil with blue Distress inks. Then I die-cut the cirkel in which I placed the shaker, created by a piece of leftover patterned paper and some various sequins. The sentiment stamp is from Rox Stamps and the "Congrats" die is from Gummiapan.
That´s all for today, have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking upp with the following challenges:
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Ring a ring O´Roses

On Your Second Birthday

fredag 12 maj 2017

Hi there crafters!
Today I have a Birthday card to share that I made for my dear grandchildren. I colored up a digi image with my Copics and added some glitter Stickles and Glossy Accent.
I used a couple of dies to create the frame and a die from Rox Stamps for the word "Grattis". I also used a stamp from Svenska Textstämplar and some other stuff from my stash.
Okay that´s all for me. Wish you all a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Come And Get It - Birthday Wishes
Simon Wednesday - Going Dotty
Simply Create Too - Must Use a Digi Stamp
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Bright Colours
Copic Marker Sverige - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Favourite Embellishment (Glossy Accents...if it counted as embellishment, use it everywhere)

Yellow & Grey

onsdag 10 maj 2017

Hi everyone!
I´m here to share a super simple card that I´ve created for this weeks challenge over at Less is More using old stamps from Red Rubber Designs.
I stamped and clear heat embossed the bee twice, colored them with Distress inks and then cut out one by hand and put them on top of each other. Then I added glitter Stickles and Glossy Accents to the wings. And that´s about it, I think.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
CAS on Sunday - Use Glitter or Sequins
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes

Be Merry

måndag 8 maj 2017

Hello there crafters!
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend everyone, I myself have had visits by my daughter and my grandchildren:) Today I have a new card for Muse:ChristmasVisions where Kimberly Wiener is our Muse for May.
I love the happy colors here that are not traditional yet give the right feeling. I went with the "Poinsettia Wreath" stamp by Penny Black, colored it up with Copics and added Glossy Accents and glitter Stickles. I also wanted a bird just like Kimberly so I found one in the "Winter Warmth" stamp set from My Favourite Things, I cut it out with the coordinating die. I also used a Craft Emotions die for the bow and the sentiment was stamped with a stamp and die-cut with Lawn Fawn "Winter Big Scripty Words" sets.
Okay, that's it from me today, thank you for your visit!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Use Diecuts
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Flower + A Sentiment

Christmas Theme

fredag 5 maj 2017

Happy Friday everyone!
Today I have a Christmas themed card to show you. The other day I suddenly got such a desire to color up one of Kaiser crafts "´tis the Season" postcards,  and it became a lot of Copic coloring:)
And a lot of glitter and Glossy Accents too.
For the sentiment, I used a Mandys die. Thank you for visiting me today, I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Paper Creator´s Craft - Bright & Bold
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Add some Sparkle and/or Bling
Try It On Tuesday - Transport

To A Tough One

onsdag 3 maj 2017

Hello and thanks for dropping in!
We have already entered May ... the year goes too fast, I think! Well, anyway it´s time for a new card created for Less is More and their shadow challenge, this is my interpretation.
 I used one of the Fishing Fun Cutting & Embossing Stencil dies from Joy Crafts and some Distress inks to create the underwater world. For the sentiment I used a Panduro stamp.
And that´s it I think. Enjoy the day friends!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can - Clean and Simple
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

To A Very Special Person

fredag 28 april 2017

Hi everyone!
I´m back today with a card for The Paper Players and their sketch challenge (before the time runs out) to share.
I used an old La Blanche stamp on watercolor paper and Distress inks to create the image. I added Glossy Accents and Diamond Stickles to give more texture. And talking about texture, there is more in the background. I used an old favorite technique, colored in (in this case green) embossing paste and a stencil with hearts from Nellie's Choice.
The sentiment from SvenskaTextstämplar was stamped on black CS and then white heat embossed.
Okay, that´s all for today. I wish you all a nice weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Time Out - Flowers with the optional twist of kissing

Oh Happy Day

torsdag 27 april 2017

Hi friends!
I have made another card where I used the cute pigs from My Favorite Things "Sow Much Cutiness" stamp set, they are absolutely wonderful. And it´s a really spring inspired card.
 For the background, I used an old favorite technique, colored in (in this case green) embossing paste and a stencil with hearts from Nellie's Choice. I stamped the sentiment on black CS and white heat embossed it , then I cut it out with a Joy Crafts Labels&Tags die. Next I die-cut the grass from a left over piece of paper and the Lawn Fawn "Scripty For You" words out of green CS and black foam for dimension. I finished of by adding a few sequins and some Glossy Accents.
So that´s it. Thank you very much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Deep Ocean - Spring
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Allsorts - I spy with my little eye something beginning with `B´ (butterfly, blossoms)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - The Letter B (butterfly, blossoms)
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Sorry I Was So Pig-Headed

måndag 24 april 2017

Hello everyone!
I'm waiting for spring to speed up, it's cold and windy here with me and has been so for a long time now. Instead of being outside, I have created a card for Less is More - Stripe challenge.
I used the Sow Much Cutiness stamp set from My Favourite Things and the Dots&Stripes Borders stencil from Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi. The clouds was also die-cut with MFT dies. For the background and stripes I used Distress inks and the pig is colored with Copic pens. I also added Glossy Accents to some details.
That´s it for me, thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
CAS on Sunday - Use a Stencil
Brown Sugar - Use a Die Cut
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

From All Of Us

fredag 21 april 2017

Hello there crafters!
Today I have a card for Tuesday Throwdown and their Photo Inspiration challenge...and some other challenges too.
I raised my flower box and found so many beautiful blue flowers there, so I made a whole basket full of them. First I created the background using Memory Box "Texture Reindrops" stencil and some blue ink splatters. I used some dies, first the basket which is from Impression Obsession, the Slender Leaves die from Memory Box and Craft Emotions Bows Rope die. The sentiment is a part from Stamping Bella´s Tiny Townie Birthday Party stamp set.
That´s all for today! Hope you like my card.
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Showers and/or Flowers
As You Like It - Favourite Colour and Why (blue is a true favorite, although I usually say that I like all colors)
Aud Sentiments - Use a Stamp For Your Sentiment

Wishing You A White And Beautiful Christmas Time

måndag 17 april 2017

Happy Easter Monday!
I hope you´re still enjoying a lovely Easter weekend with good food and good company along with loved ones! I myself have a Christmas card to show today, inspired by Natasha Kara over at Muse:ChristmasVisions. 
Inspired by her card I searched in my stash and found this "Milton With Sledge" stamp from Wild Rose Studio and the "Decorative Lamp" stamp from Kaiserkraft. I used watercolor paper and a combination of Copic pens and watercolors to color up the image. I added 3D snow, Glossy Accents and some gold/silver glitter. I finished the panel of with the sentiment from Svenska Textstämplar. I made a frame in which the image then were attached into.
That´s all for today! As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Winter Wonderland - Cute Christmas

Welcome Baby

torsdag 13 april 2017

Hello there crafters!
I´ve popped in for a super quick post just to share a Welcome Baby card created with a digi image from Nicecrane Designs. I've just been waiting for an opportunity to use this wonderful image that I´ve had in my computer for a while:) I have been blessed with a new grandson!
 I added a Reprint stamp and a "Baby Script" die-cut from Memory Box. I also created a stamped inside using Tim Holtz "Baby" stamps colored with Copic pens.
 "A beloved little person came to Earth tonight
Gives life a new meaning and the world a new treasure"
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Easter weekend!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper- Crafty - Anything Goes

Have A Magical Day

måndag 10 april 2017

Hi crafty friends!
Today I´m sharing a card that can be used for easter but which could also be used for a birthday, for example. It also has a slightly masculine style, I think.
The bunny is die-cut with Tim Holtz Mini Bunny & Bow Set out of black Coredinationspaper and then sanded. I used the "Watches background" stamp from The Artistic Stamper for the background and the sentiment is a part of  the Penny Black "Magical Day"stamp set and was heat embossed in copper. I die-cut the bow out of craft cardstock with CraftEmotions Bows Rope & Raffia die set.
Okay, I think that´s about all. Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - B for Bunnies
Deep Ocean - Easter
As You Like It - Favourite Card Base Shape (I prefer rectangular cards almost always, it´s elegant)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes

Happy Birthay

fredag 7 april 2017

Hi there!
Today I´m sharing a Birthday card with the "Happy Hart" stamp from Spellbinders which I chose to paint with water colors that might give autumn vibes (the photo became a bit dark too), I guess I'll try it again with a different color scheme.
The birthday word is created with Tim Holtz "Celebrate" die set, to finish of I added Glossy Accents and a few sequins.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Use a Birthday Sentiment or the #7
Simon Wednesday - Happy Birthday
Try It On Tuesday - Botanical
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Add a Sentiment

Easter Greetings

tisdag 4 april 2017

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!
I have one last Easter card to share with you today, before it's time to send them off with the mail. I played with a bunch of sweet stamps from an old Panduro stamp set and colored up with Copics.
Love all the bright spring cheerful colors on it! I had some leftover papers that I used for one corner. I popped up the sentiment on foam tape and added some Glossy Accents and gold Stickles. I finished of with a few rhinestones.
That´s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Stamped Image and Stamped Sentiment
Penny Black and More - All things Spring
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Wishing You A Eggstra Happy Easter

söndag 2 april 2017

Hi everyone!
I´m just dropping in to share a project I created for Stampin Royalty´s Picture Inspiration challenge since I had some old designer paper left on my table after my last card.
BUT...I made the backgroundpaper myself using a small stamp on craft cardstock and white heat embossing it. For the tag behind the image I used a PION design paper and perhaps the image also from there. The sentiment stamps is from Svenskatextstämplar and Panduro. I also colored the eggs with Copics.
Okay that´s all for me. Whishing all of you a happy Sunday!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Happy Easter
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Anything Spring
Come And Get It - Easter
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

A Happy Easter

torsdag 30 mars 2017

Hi everyone!
Welcome! Today I´ve created a card for Easter where I used some older PION design and Graphic 45 designer papers. I really like these fresh colors!
The sentiment was created with a Rox Stamps die.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes/Springtime
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Come And Get It - Spring Time
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes

With One Simple ...

måndag 27 mars 2017

Hello there!
Today I´m join in the Use A Frame challenge over at Less is More and I'm going to link up to a few other challenges as well.
I used  a stamp from Reprint and colored it up a little with Copics. For the round frame I used one of the Spellbinders Nestabilities Gold Majesty Circles dies, then I cut it down to a square and backed the image with a dotted piece of paper.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Guest Designer For Inkspirational Challenges

lördag 25 mars 2017

Hi crafty friends!
I´m very happy to share that I´ve been invited as guest designer by Marina for Inkspirational Challenges to join the talanted design team, I´m truly honored to be invited! 
This time it´s Photo Inkspiration challenge...


...here´s what I came up with
A card to which I found inspiration from both colors and motifs in that photo. First, I masked and sponged a panel with Distress ink, then I used the "Watches background" stamp from The Artistic Stamper and stamped with a part of it in the panel too. I added some tiny black splatters by using an old stamp after taking of the mask. The bunny it created by adding silver tape on cardstock and die-cut out with Tim Holtz Mini Bunny & Bow Set, then run through a texture fades embossing folder, then I added black acrylic paint and sanded a bit after drying. For the hearts I used the "soft caress" die from Penny Black who also got both color and stamping. The sentiment is a part of  the Penny Black "Magical Day"stamp set and was heat embossed in copper.
Okay, I think that's enough about this card.
The design team over at Inkspirational have a lot more projects where you can get even more inspiration, take a look HERE.
As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes/Make it Vintage
Aud Sentiment - Any Sentiment Except for Birthday
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Use More Than One Die or Punch

For A Very Special Person

onsdag 22 mars 2017

Hello there!
I just got in my hand some for me, new products, and of course I want to try them immediately. For this card I used an embossing folder from the Docraft/Xcut  - "Dress" that both die-cut and emboss at the same time, so fun!
I Copic colored the butterflies and shaded the dress a little. I found a vintage image in my stash and used it together with the sentiment stamp from Svenskatextstämplar. I added the panel with foam adhesive and finished of with Star Dust Stickles and a few pearls.
That´s all for me...wishing all of you a happy day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Add Dimension
Alphabet Challenge - A for Anything With Wings
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Simon Monday - Layer It Up

 
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