Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pig In A Barrel

I am getting this card in, so under the wire for the Marianne Design Challenge using Kraft on a card.
I used Marianne Design Collectable Pig and Banner to create this card.  The barrel is from Elizabeth Craft Designs Barrel Basket and a Sunflower from Frantic Stamper.  The sentiment is from MFT's Harvest Mouse.


I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


Sending Sweet Sunshine

Hello friends~  I've got a card to share that fits perfectly into the challenge going on over at The Paper Players for something sweet.

I used the sweet Lollipops from Elizabeth Craft Designs in warm sun-shiny colors.  I added some chunky clear glitter to sugar them up and make them extra sweet.  

They are nestled inside a PTI small Mason jar cut from vellum.  The sentiment banner is cut using MFT's Blueprints #20.

I'll also be entering this card into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
CASology ~ FUN
Crop Stop ~ Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dies R Us ~ Daisies, The Friendiest Flower

Good morning friends!  It's my turn over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog 

"Don't you think Daisies are the friendliest flower?" Anyone recognize what movie that's from?  Meg Ryan said it in "You've Got Mail", one of my all time favorite movies and yes, I do think daisies are so friendly!!  

I started by cutting the Frantic Stamper Basket Weave die from white card stock and added it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the Die-Namites Daisy Bunch twice out of white card stock.  I colored one set using copics and then cut off the flower heads from the second set, leaving them white and adhered them over the colored daisy heads, slightly off center so the color would show through.  


The base of the Elizabeth Craft Small Butterfly is cut from white and the top layer is cut from light blue card stock.  I brushed some Icicle Stickles onto the top of the top layer and set it aside to dry.

I cut a stitched oval out of the same light blue card stock and stamped the sentiment on the top portion and adhered it to the basket weave panel.  I added the daisies with gem centers and layered the butterfly to the top right corner to complete the card.


Here's my creative tip of the day:
Step your die cuts up a notch by adding glitter and/or gems to add sparkle and shine!  

Here's a list of dies I used that can be found at Dies R Us:
Don't forget to play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 

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    Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

    Sunday, August 21, 2016

    Cupcake Inspirations #372 ~ A Color Challenge

    It's that time again for a new challenge going on over at Cupcake Inspirations!
    This week is a color challenge using the colors Honey, White and Amethyst or colors like them:

    Our sponsor this week is Polkadoodles and they're generously giving away 3 digital images of the winners choice so you'll definitely want to play along as they have lots and lots of fun images to create with.


    I used Winnie Wonderland Teacups to create my card:

    I started by printing the image onto white card stock and coloring the image in with Copics.  I cut the image and a coordinating printed paper out using Memory Box Stitched Octagon Layers.  I stamped the leaf images and the sentiment  from PTI's Choose Joy.  A few soft yellow sequins finish it off.

    Be sure to visit the rest of the design team for some amazing inspiration.
    Birgit ~ That's me!
    Kamila

    Now hop on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to play along! 
     You could be their next winner!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    Long Haul

    Good morning friends, I've got a card here to share that I made to go along with a couple of different challenges:
    I used the Butterfly Reflections Mood Board and came up with this sweet and simple card using Taylored Expressions On The Road ~ Camper.
    I cut the whole camper out of white card stock and colored it in using Copics.  I then did some stenciling on the background and added the camper and a Poppystamps Stick Tree.

    I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
    Butterfly Reflections, Ink Mood Board Challenge
    Share Joy Challenge ~ using both the sketch and keeping it semi CAS

    Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Dies R Us ~ Always & Forever

    Hello friends, it's my turn to post over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog with today's card featuring a beautiful floral bouquet!


    I started by cutting these flowers and leaves from Cheery Lynn Floral Bouquet Kit out of Elizabeth Craft Soft Finish Card Stock and inked them up using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I love working with this soft finish card stock as it truly is soft to the touch and has a nice bit of texture to it.

    Once I decided on the layout of my flowers I pressed a piece of Glad Press N' Seal onto the arrangement and set it aside.  This was a tip I learned from the incredibly talented Laurie Willison.

    This allows me to keep the design while I continued on with my project.

     
    Next I cut a pretty frame using Sue Wilson's Australian Collection Background out of white card stock and then I assembled my card front.

    Once the card front was ready, I  simply added Glossy Accents to the back side of the arrangement, flipped it over and added it to my project exactly where I want it to go and then peeled off the Press N' Seal.

     
    I added a smaller flower to the center of the large flower with a piece of foam tape to add dimension


    and two strips of silver sparkle paper to both sides of the lacy frame and a sentiment from PTI's Bold & Beautiful Sentiments that was also popped up using foam tape.   

    Here's a list of products I used that can be found at Dies R Us:


    Be sure to stop by the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog daily for fresh new ideas and inspiration!

    Join in on the challenges at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and you could be their next winner! 


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      I'll also be entering this card into the following challenges:
      Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Lets Go Wild
      Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
      The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Close To Nature
      The Crop Stop ~ Anything Goes
      Thanks so much for stopping By!  Blessings~ Birgit

      Sunday, August 14, 2016

      Cupcake Inspirations #371 ~ A Theme Challenge

      Good morning friends~  A new challenge is up over at Cupcake Inspirations blog and it's a theme challenge:  "SHINE BRIGHT"

      Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Neat & Tangled and they are generously offering up a $15 gift card to the winner, so you don't want to miss out on this opportunity to play along!

      We had the opportunity to do a little discount shopping for this challenge, so I chose the Fractal Cloud  stamp set and coordinating die, along with Classic Tag #1 Die to create my card:  

      I die cut the Fractal Cloud, then stamped it using versa-mark ink and heat embossed it in white on water color paper and added color using Zig pens, keeping the color mostly to the left of each fractal.  As that was drying, I cut the tag and stamped the fractal rain drops onto the tag and repeated the process and then stamped the sentiment in versa-mark ink and heat embossed it in black.

      I stamped a script background onto a stitched rectangle and added it to a white card base with a skinny banner cut out of coordinating card stock.  The tag was placed over top with some pretty Glacier Mix Sequins and a seam binding bow to finish it off. 


      Be sure to visit the other designers to see how they were inspired this week and then join in on the fun!
      Birgit ~ That's me!
      Kamila
      Sandy

      I'll also be adding this to the following challenges:
      Little Tangles ~ Shaker or Sequins
      Sunday Stamps ~ Shades of Blue

      Word Art Wednesday

      Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit