Sunday, June 21, 2015

Finally A Card! I hope more on the way:)


White and grey cardstock. Cuddlebug and sizzex machines for embossing and die cut, Pink and turquoise die pad and matching embossing powder, Platinum embossing powder, tombow markers, sentiment stamp and bird stamp, ribbon.


Color Throwdown- Turquoise, Magenta, Grey, White
Crafty Creations-Embossing
Eclectic Ellapu- Pink Team-Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers-Anything Goes
Simon Says- Favourite Technique and/or Product
Whimsy Stamps Challenge- Use Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Dream Valley Challenges-Girly
Craft Your Passion- Always Anything Goes

OK I have been going crazy these last few weeks because every weekend we have been either going out for dinner or have had company over and made dinner. I must say the dinners were good! I try to reserve Sundays to make cards since I work during the week, visit my mom and basically collapse after work. Pain has not been kind on Sundays-so let's just say I have a feeling for the CRAZZZYY.
I have another card in progress but this was is done and I find it works for the challenges above. I love tombow markers from the very beginning plus I love embossing both the wet way (Birds with house) and the dry way(background flowers). Now I hope to complete 2 more cards before the end of the week if my body lets me. Geez it sounds like I am a split personality and being a Gemini-very true. So I say, with a straight face-Yippee to the beginning of a new week.

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  1. Beautiful card!! I love handcrafted cards. You must have a lot of patience. I think crafting requires great patience. You do beautiful work!
    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Thank you so much. It calms me and I find it enjoyable

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  2. I really like your card. Just a thought, but if you are interested, I would love to interview you for my column on examiner.com, where I talk about crafting. Maybe something to keep in mind. I would link back to your blog, and such in the interview.

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    1. Oh wow-that is nice and I would love to...just tell me what to do.

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  3. I like the card; I'm glad you had a chance to be creative, hope you get more of a chance to do so in the days ahead as I'm sure you enjoy it!

    betty

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    1. I am glad t also. It seemed to be hectic and yet if you ask me what has happened-I couldn't tell ya:)

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  4. Well done making a card in spite of the things that make it hard! It's really pretty, Birgit! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. Your card making is what I call finding zen. Not that I'm a zen-nist. Mellowing out the edges while doing something fun. These days, it's pedaling Tilda-Hilda for me. Cool card, Birgit. I like the flowers, their shape and colors. That would be a neat fabric design. Hope the pain lessens for you this week.

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    1. It does mellow me out and thank you about the colours and style. It was fun to do

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  7. Very pretty! Hoping for less pain for you....
    Anabel's Travel Blog

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    1. I am hoping to but lost cause so I have to stop whining and just deal. Thank you so much:)

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  8. You are so creative! Best I can do is sign my name on a card from Hallmark.

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    1. That is so sweet. I look at how creative you are in your garden and I can't do that.

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  9. It is lovely! My daughter in law used to make cards and would give out packets of them for birthday and Christmas gifts. I loved sending them out. Each one is a work of art.

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    1. Thank you-Oh has your daughter in law stopped?? I hope not because it is always fun to see what people create

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  10. That's really cool! I love the ribbon on the top, and it's a great mix of colors. They go well together.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am not a ribbon kind of gal either but it seemed to go

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  11. Love the colors on that one, Birgit. Very nicely done.

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    1. Thanks-I thought it looks bright and cheery

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  12. Very nice! Sorry you haven't had time or energy to make cards lately.

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    1. Yup it's a bummer so I have to strike while the iron is hot:)

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  13. Seriously impressed by the pink and turquoise embossed bird and birdcage. So glad you were able to get some time to create. I'm amazed by how much you manage to do in spite of your pain. Also, your mother is very lucky to have you for a daughter.

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    1. That is so very, very sweet. I sometimes feel like a bump on a log. I try to visit her 4 times a week but sometimes I can't keep it up. This was so very nice of you and I love what you wrote...needed that:) Hugs

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  14. Seriously impressed by the pink and turquoise embossed bird and birdcage. So glad you were able to get some time to create. I'm amazed by how much you manage to do in spite of your pain. Also, your mother is very lucky to have you for a daughter.

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  15. Seriously impressed by the pink and turquoise embossed bird and birdcage. So glad you were able to get some time to create. I'm amazed by how much you manage to do in spite of your pain. Also, your mother is very lucky to have you for a daughter.

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  16. Awesome job indeed. Hopefully the dinners die down some and you have more chances to let the creative juices flow

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    1. I have one more dinner this Friday but then all should be well. Thank you!

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  17. You are quite an artist, dear Birgit! I envy people like you who can combine the various elements and produce a card that is a joy to behold. I noticed that you have been asked for an interview. That's quite an honor!

    Have a wonderful week ahead, dear friend BB!

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    1. That is a nice complement:) You just put a big smile on my face. Yes it is an honour.

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  18. beautiful Birgit ...love love love the colours it's fabulous! xxxxxx

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  19. Definitely a fun and happy card! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at the Color Throwdown!

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    1. Thank you and I wish I could do one every week from your challenge

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  20. Very nice! I usually go for any card with a monkey on it, though.
    I'm pretty unsophisticated that way.

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    1. Oh no monkey card for me although I would love to do one with Charlton Heston and Maurice Evans, make it all gungy with the You dirty ape going through my mind. I would also hide Curious George in there somewhere

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  21. I'm sorry you haven't had a chance to do more cards. I know when I haven't knit for a while, I feel it somewhere deep inside.

    Nice card.

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    1. That is so true! It has been calling me for a while and I miss it

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  22. I LOVE this one. Hope your body is being kind to you today and not giving you any aches and pains.

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    1. Glad you love this-nope body not working well-what can ya do

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  23. Love your card. Well done!
    Popping by on the A to Z Road Trip
    Debbie
    www.myrandommusings.blogspot.com

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  24. You're very artistic, and the ribbon makes for the perfect touch. It pulls it all together nicely. Happy new week, BB.

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  25. That's a pretty card, Birgit! I am sorry to hear you are in pain! Hugs! My place has been a bit of a hospital this past week and we're waiting to recover :) Looking forward to seeing the other cards when you finish them! I am in the mood to make one now, inspired by you.

    You know I appreciate you very very much! ♥ and look forward to when we meet!

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    1. Oh boy I hope everyone is on the mend. I will look forward to seeing a card created by you. I appreciate you also and look forward to meeting you

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  26. You are blessed to have people to have dinner with. :)
    Cute card.

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  27. You are blessed to have people to have dinner with. :)
    Cute card.

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  28. I wish I could make cards like that. You should make videos to show how you do them. :)

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    1. If I tried to make a video I could see so much mess and glitter flying and paint across the lens-hahaaa

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  29. I wish I could make cards like that. You should make videos to show how you do them. :)

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  30. Beautiful card! I can imagine making them is a great stress relief- as long as you are not in pain. Good luck meeting your goal to make more cards this week. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. It does relieve stress and makes me happy.

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  31. Sometimes we need a break, even from things we enjoy creating. That is one beautiful card.

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    1. That is true but I have been away too long for my liking:)

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  32. Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday, Birigit.

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    1. I am even though I forgot about a board meeting-oops

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  33. Lovely. The image in the middle is so gentle.

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    1. That is so sweet to say it that way-thank you

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  34. Beautiful! I love it. What's up with summer and guests? Everyone seems to be visiting this summer. I can't get anything done!

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    1. Thank you! I know everyone is coming and going that one becomes exhausted and then summer is over!

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  35. So pretty!
    I hope your body cooperates with you and you are able to get your next two done this week. :)

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    1. Thank you-Today not so good but let's see what tomorrow will bring

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  36. Love this sweet card! The colors together are bright and fun! Hope you get some time to relax and let your body rest. (HUGS)

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    1. Thank you-My body is up and down but such is life

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  37. Hopefully your energy will be firing on all cylinders again soon - this card is truly awesome!
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  38. Those cards are nice. I've been trying to wrap my mind around how you make these. I can do a lot of things, but it's a fairly safe bet that I would make a mess out cards like those.
    R

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    1. I think they are easier than you think! The biggest thing is you have to enjoy it

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  39. Beautiful project!

    Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and come back soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian, DT

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  40. This is sooooo pretty. I like that colour combo. The ribbon matches the background so well. It's a very girly card, Miss B!
    hugs Asha

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  41. This is a very pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley challenge. Marlene

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  42. Hi Birgit, I am sorry your card will not be in the draw as it is back-linked. Marlene

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