Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Angels and Bells


Green, dark red, kraft, champagne paper. Angel and music notes stamp, Dark red embossing powder, Tombow Markers, embossing plate, Gold stickers, lighter.

Crafty Hazelnut Challenge-Upcycle, Recycle, Repurpose, Use Something Free
Crafty Creations- Something Old/Something New
Craft Your Passion- Always Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round- Anything Goes


Black, red shimmer cardstock, Bell stamp, Pearl powders, Gold glitter, leaf punch, stickles, red crystals, Gold stickers.

Holly Jolly- Lots of Sparkle
Dream Valley- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge #2- Anything Goes always
52 Christmas Cards- Bells

I am going to try to showcase cards I create once a week (we shall see in April when I am neck deep into A To Z land). I felt angelic...felt, that is, because to quote an old movie.."I'm no Angel" (That ship sailed long ago:). Now the top card was inspired by a song (duh) which I then decided to write the actual song title in gold stickers. I coloured the angels (something new and free) in tombow markers and adhered them to the kraft colour (kraft is a special name for blah burlap beige) that I stamped and embossed in musical notes. To have a little fun I tore the paper (old and laying around like my dog) all around and then I set the edges on fire for some fun. Yes! That's right...I played with fire and enjoyed the moment. I took my sizzex machine and embossed the dark red cardstock and adhered all of it to the green paper. I added the gold stickers which I love and use often and..Voila! The card is done.

The second card was using my Bells stamp which I embossed in gold and coloured it using pearl powders. I added gold sparkle to the ribbon. I then punched Kim Kardashian's ass and watched it deflate..Ooops that was a dream,... I punched out the leaves from various left over green cardstock and created a frame around the bells. I finished it off with stickers, stickles and red crystals.

I am not happy with either card. The first one I wish something more unique could be done and the second card..one can't see the ribbon too well and the picture doesn't quite capture it. Frustration is setting in as I wish I was a true artist like my mom or my hubby, but I should be happy with an Ok card. I really want to release my frustration and blow something up like some video game I used to play back in the 80's.

On a last note, don't you wish you had a big pin and could go around all those twits who have huge asses and stick a pin in their butt and watch it deflate like some balloon?  Just saying...

75 comments:

  1. Your sense of humor, LOL :) I like both cards, the top one better than the other one. I think every time someone is creative like you are with making cards, there might be some that you wish you could have done differently, but that's how you learn right?

    betty

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  2. I think they are nice. The second one is really beautiful. But I understand that you the creator will be more critical.
    A card a day during the Challenge? Now that would be a challenge, wouldn't it?

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    1. Oh no I won't make a card a day. I would start that for next year:) Thank you about my cards

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  3. What a beautifull card !
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challengeblog and good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs
    Willeke

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  4. Oh Birgit... You need to step down from the self-criticizing stool and look at your beautiful creations with clean eyes. I think they are quite good and I ESPECIALLY like the bells. It's GORGEOUS. Seriously - all that gold and shimmer. I'd say you've got a winner on your hands.

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    1. Yes you are right but one is always critical. Thank you for your lovely comments and your cards are fabulous!

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  5. Your card is beautiful and so elegant looking. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge. Good luck . Neva

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  6. Hahaha. You make creating cards fun to do. I think the music paper background for the angels was quite unique, especially when you said you burned it.

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    1. Yup burned the edges for a black effect..I just wanted a little fire:)

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  7. Both cards are lovely. I really like the shimmer on the bells and the way you've created a wreath effect around the image. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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    1. Thank you..I tried with the wreath

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  8. oh Birgit...you are a naught girl...my fantasy is a sten gun in the car taking out the tyres of all the people who cut me up on the road...ah well dreams!
    the cards are both good and I really like that bell stamp!....try standing your cards upright on a stand to take your photos...against a white background..just a thought xxxxxxxxx

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    1. I will try with a white background. I have tried standing up and some look better laying down...that's sounds funny

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  9. I could create neither. Well, I could, but it would be better if I didn't try. I liked them. Don't be so hard on yourself.

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    1. Oh thanks-my worst trait...well one of many..oops there I go again:)

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  10. Your cards are great. I especially like the second. I bet folks love to get them.

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    1. They do actually and they tell me they don't throw them out which is nice

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  11. So beautiful! I'm in the mood for it to be Christmas again.

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  12. Your full of awesome surprises, Birgit. Love the cards!

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  13. I like the 2nd card. It's very cheery. And you are an artist. Your medium is cards.

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    1. oh Thank you...I enjoy making them

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  14. Both of your cards are positively stunning! Love the gold accents. Thanks for joining our sparkle challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas.

    Linda

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  15. Your card is so beautifull.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

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  16. I don't know why you don't like the cards - I love the idea of the music notes in the first and the second is very cheerful. You're too hard on yourself. Anyone would be thrilled to get these!

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    1. That is a problem I have and always try to work on. Glad you like the cards

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  17. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting, also CCAYR January challenge - hope to see you again soon. x

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  18. Both look great, I like the second the best. Oh yeah, that would be fun to pin the tail on the big arse haha

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    1. Thank you and one wouldn't have much of a problem pinning that tail on such a big ass

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  19. I think it's wonderful that you are doing the challenge again! I'm looking forward to reading your posts. I've decided not to since after the 3rd time I basically quit blogging. I very much like the bell card and agree with you about Kim's rear end.

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    1. Glad you like the card and sorry you won't do the challenge but hopefully still read others' posts

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    2. I'm looking forward to visiting everyone's blogs this April. It's fun to discover new blogs. I tried to do the road trip last summer and got frustrated by so blogs with nothing there! After 3 years of the challenge I got burned out on blogging. It's probably allowed to sign up and re-post my favorite from the 3 prior years...

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  20. Such pretty cards. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT in our Bell challenge
    Julie T

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  21. More beautiful work. I hope the people you send these cards to keep them. They're suitable for framing--or at least putting in a scrapbook.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thank you so much. I know some do but unsure of all do. Glad you like them

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  22. Both cards are unique and lovely. Your too hard on yourself (and not hard enough on Kim ... hah!). All things sparkly work for me... especially for Christmas. In the end, you've captured the festive spirit in both card ... awesome job, Birgit.
    hugs, Asha
    p.s. I whole heartedly support your quest to get a giant pin!

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    1. This is one of my worst traits but I am glad you like my cards now I must find a giant pin

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  23. I also think both cards look beautiful! I like how the creative designs really sparkle! Be proud of your unique talent, Birgit!

    Julie

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    1. Thank you! I try and they are beginning to grow on me

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  24. I think you're being too hard on yourself. I love both of those, especially the angels against a kind of tearaway background of sheet music. That's a really nice touch. But if you're still frustrated, I will confirm that blowing things up in video games is GREAT stress relief.

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    1. Thanks:) I would love to blow things up

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  25. Too funny about punching and deflating.

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  26. Your last line totally cracked me up LOL. If only!
    Love the cards and I'm anxious to see what you will be sharing for the A-Z. :)

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    1. Thank you:) I probably will do what I did last year:)

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  27. Tsk, tsk, tsk, we'll have no self-loathing of our beautiful cards, expressially because they ARE beautiful cards! Slap yourself this minute, Birgit!! I'm not even kidding! Your work is gorgeous!! Stop comparing it to whatever art it is your loved ones, do. YOU rock, too!!

    If I may just address the butt thing from a different perspective. I happen to have had large, er, hips my whole life and then sitting on the damn thing for my whole career, and now for my hobby, has made it the envy of EVERYONE I meet! And it's all natural! So I say pump 'em up, ladies! For once in my life, I don't feel embarrassed about my arse. I'm a trend-setter now, oh yeah, bweeheehee!!

    Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you so much. I do that too much and my hubby and my mom always try to tell me differently..oh well. Thank you!! It does mean so much. You have a natural ass:) I bet the ones on TV don't or they did but then made it even bigger so I applaud your gluteus maximus as it is all natural:)

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  28. So you are doing the A to Z challenge? Good for you! Sounds like the folks that take part in it have all kinds of fun.

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    1. It was my first time doing the A to Z last year and I am glad i did as it was fun seeing all the different writings about everything:)

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  29. I like the mixture of earthy browns, reds, and greens. Nicely done, Birgit.

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  30. Beautiful! Stop being so hard on yourself! I know I can't make cards that awesome! Can't wait to see what you're doing for A to Z. I haven't decided if I'll participate this year...

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    1. That is a fault of mine but I am glad you like my cards. I think I will do what I did last year and i hope you can participate:)

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  31. I love them both! I really love that second one in particular :)

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  32. I think both cards are really nice and anyone should be happy to receive something that you put your love into. Don't be too hard on yourself! Thanks also for sharing with us at CHNC Extra.

    Hugs
    Brenda
    CHNC Extra DT

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  33. Actually, I think not being satisfied with your creations means you ARE a true artist. We all feel that way!! It's what keeps us working and getting better at our craft. But, at least from my perspective, the cards are beautiful :)

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    1. That is true and I am glad you like the cards

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  34. Just saw your earlier comment. Hope by now you're feeling much better.

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    1. Feel like death but will get better:)

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  35. Wonderful colors and designs.

    Hugs Diane

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