A Home Without A Dog Is Just A House

torsdag 25 augusti 2016

Hi there crafters!
If you don´t recognize you here on the blog, it's because I've tried to change some of the design to give it a little newer and modern look. Yet, I am not totally happy but I will continue working on it.
I have playing around with the new (for me) Crazy Dogs stamp set from Tim Holtz, I must say I fell in love with them at once I saw them the firts time:) I think you can see how it´s created. The dog is colored up with my Copics, gold Stickles on the collar and Glossy Accents on its nose. The sentiment is from Gummiapan. I love the dimension in this card and the extra bling that the green and red Rhinestones gives. Hope you like it too.
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - It´s Hip To Be Square
Penny´s Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes

Warm Winter Greetings

tisdag 23 augusti 2016

Hello there crafters!
I have another card for Muse:ChristmasVisions made with watercolors. And like Cornelia, I also wanted to have that foggy feel in my winter sceene.

I used a couple of old tree stamps from Reprint and Panduro together with the Tim Holtz Alterations "Holiday Joy" stamp/die set to create the card. I sprayed over some water to soften it and splattered over with white paint. The sentiment, white heat embossed is from K-designs. I finished of by adding some sequins and 3D snow on the reindeer's back.
Have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Creatalicious - Anything Goes Black&White + one color
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas - Cute or Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Fabulous Florals

söndag 21 augusti 2016

Happy Sunday!
What a wonderful summer we've had here with me! Tomorrow to school begins again and somehow it also feels like the start of autumn. Some beautiful poppy flowers, I take with me from the summer.

For this card, I inked my background using green Distress inks and an ink blending tool. I stamped the flowers from a Exchangeable Clear Stamper set, colored them up with watercolors and then gave them a layer Glossy Accents. I love how they turned out, so the sentiment cut with a Gummiapan die also got a layer when I was on the go. And that´s about the whole thing, I just finished of with a clear sequin as a last detail.
As always, thank you for visiting and have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Fabulous Florals
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Penny´s Paper - Crafty - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Favourite Flower&why (impossible to say a favorite, right now this is my favorite:)

It´s Your Day Today

fredag 19 augusti 2016

Hi everyone!
I thought that I´d for the first time try to make a card for the Muse challenge, and this weeks Muse is Jenni Murray. She has used a linen paper so I also wanted to do so, but I don´t think it became nice at all. 

My paper is probably what is called off-white, I think it just looks dirty. And it doesn´t get better with the orange ... I don´t like that color at all. What I like is the stamps from STAMPlorations Party Mates stamp set, that I masked and colored up with Copic pens, Glossy Accents and gold Stickles. And of course the sentiment stamp from Gummiapan. 
There isn´t much more to say about this so...have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit!

Shine Bright

onsdag 17 augusti 2016

Hi there crafters!
I made this card for a couple of challenges, it´s Inkspirational where you will use patterned or designer paper with optional choice - stamp on patterned paper. I have tried to combine it with the challenge over at Cupcake Inspiration - Shine Bright, this is my interpretation and use of colors.

I used an old papperned paper from Panduro (I think it´s a Christmas collection), cut out an oval and after adhering it to a panel, I stamped on it with a stamp from Norsk Stempelblad Art Journaling 5. The sentiment in gold, stamped and heat embossed on vellum is also from Panduro, and the Shine word is from one of Heidi Swapps mini stamp set. Okay, I think you can see how the card is built up so...that´s all for me. Have a great day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Happiest Of Holidays

söndag 14 augusti 2016

Hello friends!
This week, Chriss Blagrave over at Muse:Christmas Visions have a card with a different design which I thought was fun, so I have made a similar.

After creating the cardbase with watercolors, I started with the wreath by stamping it in green with a Vibeke Spigseth stamp. Then I built upon it with die cuts made with Memory Box "Mini Holly Leaves" and Poppy Stamps "Berry Spig" dies. I cut the Berry Sprig into pieces and painted the berries in white and added glitter. The little flower is also made with a Poppy Stamps die, the "Small Blooming Poinsettia". The sentiment under the wreath is from My Favourite Things the "Santa´s Elves" stamp set and I finished of with the large Rox Stamps Merry Christmas die in black.
Thanks for the visit and have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Stampin Royalty - Anything Goes

Welcome Baby

torsdag 11 augusti 2016

 Hi everyone!
I´m dropping in to share a card I made to a child who is in the absolute final sprint and is expected to be born anytime now:)

Today I give you a list of the products that I have used here under, I will enjoy the day outdoors and want to shorten the time at the computer.
Okay that´s all for me. Whishing all of you a wonderful day!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m linking up with the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - New Addition
Crafting When We Can - Things With Wings
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Things that I have used:
Patterned paper: Maja Design - Coffee in the Arbour
Digi image colored with Copic pens
Dies: Memory Box - Baby Script, Mama Elephant - cloud edge, Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Square and Grassy Border
Stamps: Reprint - Welcome
Glossy Accents, green Distress inks, white Pearl Maker
Small flowers made with an old Martha Stewart edge punch