Christmas Carols

torsdag 8 december 2016

Hi friends!
Here's a card with some, for some of you who are not used to Lucia, and even for us who are used to Lucia, a bit unusual Christmas guests who sings Christmas carols for us. I think they´re cute!
It´s a Lucia stamp from Gummiapan that I have used, and colored with my Copics. I also added some glitter Stickles before I cut it out. The background is made by sponging some Distress inks on watercolor paper, splattered some water over and then lifted the axcess with a dry paper towel. I created the lower part using the Cottage die from Wild Rose Studio and adhered it with foam tape. Next, I stamped the Reprint sentiment in black, I cut out the Musical Notes with dies from Die-namics. Okay, I think that´s about it.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Christmas With The Cuties - Anything Cute and Christmassy Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Non Traditional Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Winter Magic

tisdag 6 december 2016

Hello there!
Thanks for stopping by! I´ve created a vintage Christmas card today using a Snow Globe Sweet Poppy Stencil, Distress inks, Star Dust Stickles, Glossy Accents and some 3D snow. I cut it out by hand.
Next, I created the background using a piece of old paper, a snowfall stencil from Hot Off The Press and embossing paste. I sprinkled over loose glitter before the paste had dried. Next, I stamped and gold heat embossed the sentiment from Bildmålarna and cut it out. I like to use Tim Holtz Holiday Greens dies, they always match...even this time. Besides the image, I also added some pearls, twine and natural ribbon.
Okay, that´s it for today. I hope you have a great week!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Snow Globe
Craftyhazelnut´s Christmas - Vintage or Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Vintage/Retro Christmas
A Vintage Journey - Winter Magic
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Merry Christmas

söndag 4 december 2016

Hello there crafters!
Today I have another Christmas card for you and Muse:ChristmasVisions where Robyn Oliver is this weeks muse. It's very simple and it suits me because I have been sick for a few days and not had the energy to craft so much.
For my card, I first sponged a piece of paper with Distress inks. Next I used a snowflake stencil from Hot Off The Press together with white embossing paste, I sprinkled over with loose glitter before it had dried. I think, it must glisten a lot of a Christmas card like this. The Inkido sentiment is stamped and heat embossed on vellum, to finish of I added a few star sequins.
Okie dokie, that´s it for me today. Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
The Paper Players - Snowflakes
Stampin Royalty - Clean and Simple

Winter Magic

fredag 2 december 2016

Hello everyone!
It´s been quiet here on the blog for over a whole week, I think it has never happened before. But it has been crazy much to do, so the time has simply not been enough, I need more hours in the day:)
But now I´m back with this card, which is created with watercolors and a stamp from Nellie Snellen that was white heat embossed before I colored it up. I also splattered some water and white paint over the image to get that snowy look. Something that´s not so visible is that I also added Star Dust Stickles for great glitter. The sentiment from Lawn Fawn Winter Big Scripty Words stamp set is stamped and then cut with the coordinating dies.
That´s all for today. As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

Entered challenges:
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Anything Christmas/Holiday
Through The Purple Haze - Winter/Christmas Colors
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Merry Christmas

tisdag 22 november 2016

Hello there crafters!
Now I really have to hurry up if I shall be able to link up my card for this week's Addicted to Stamps and More photo inspiration challenge before time runs out.
When I saw the challenge I really wanted to try doing something to it. This time I have used Penny Blacks Ornately Merry stamp set, Distress inks, and a piece of old Authentic paper from my stash. Then I added a branch made with one of Tim Holtz Holiday Greens dies and some white enamel dots. I die-cut the mittens with Poppy Stamps Love Mittens die and adhered them too. Finally, I tied a twine around the card.
That´s all from me today. Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - Anything Christmas
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Old Fashioned Christmas
Creative Corner - Anything Goes

My First Christmas

måndag 21 november 2016

Hello there crafters!
I have another Christmas card to share this week, featuring an adorable little stamp from Joy Cafts My first Christmas stamp set. This card will be perfect for my grandson and his family, he´s just that cute and small.
I colored up with watercolors and the hood got a layer 3D snow and glitter, then I cut it out by hand.  Next, I used the Xcut Star embossing folder and blue Distress inks for the background, I also splattered over a little white paint. I die cut the mountains and trees with Memory Box Forest Hills Landscape/Evergreen Landscape dies. The snowflakes is punched out of glitter paper. Okay, that´s all for me.
As always thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Birgit 

Entered Challenges:
Penny Black and More - Anything Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Christmas Greetings
The Cutie Pie - Cute and No Designer Paper
ABC Christmas - W for Wishes
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas/Holidays
My Sheri Crafts - Winter
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas - Cute or Anything Goes

Christmas Tags

torsdag 17 november 2016

Hello everyone!
I think it's difficult with tags, they never becomes really good! Either they become too big ... or it turns out that they have the wrong color theme when it's time to use them. So now I have held on to gold and silver for my Christmas tags that suits almost everything, at least I think so.
And I almost copied Natasha and Cornelias tags over at Muse:ChristmasVisions. Besides that, I do not really know how 25 Days of Christmas Tags work. Do I need to link up there too? And where and when should I leave comments, it seems so complicated?
I link up to Muse:ChristmasVisions and hope that´s enough.
For the first tag I used the Gemstone embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers and a small stamp from an old Inkadinkado stamp set, that I gold heat embossed on vellum.
For the second tag I used the Poppy Stamps Forest Deer die, and the clouds was cut out of vellum with My Favourite Things dies.
That´s all for today! As always thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Birgit

I´m also linking up with the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas