Thursday, July 2, 2015

Flying things are in my head...aside from Dust


Light blue, navy blue, white cardstock. Flying Angel stamp and Star stamp, Blue embossing dye pad, 3 different blue embossing powders, cuddlebug & sizzex machine, snowflake embossing mat, Snowflake dye cut, snowflake punch, jewels(fake-I'm not nuts to put real ones on a card:))

ABC Christmas- Magical
CASE Christmas- Missed the dam challenge-Bummer!
Alphabet Challenge- Jewels
Eclectic Ellapu- Purple Team-Favourite Holiday
Glitter & Sparkle- Must Have A Sentiment
CHNC-Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas

In Card Land there is always Christmas In July. PANIC! The year is half over and Christmas will be here before we know it. I still feel like I just put the decorations away. This does not stop me from making Christmas Cards since it is my favourite holiday. In typical manner, I missed the CASE Christmas post. One day I will be on time! I love angels so she is my magical look and she is surrounded by jewels...from Dollarama:) My sentiment is nothing special but it still is saying something even if I don't want it to snow quite yet.



Dark burgundy cardstock and extra pieces of cardstock lying around. Tim Holtz dye pads. Hummingbird stamp, versamark dye pad, perfect pearls powders, blue marker, jewels, "Happy Birthday" sticker, stickles.

Craft Your Passion-Always Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge-Jewels
FairyTale Stampers-Anything Goes

My hubby's Uncle is having a birthday and he loves birds. I realized soon after I don't have that many bird stamps-The Horror...The Horror! Guess what I must buy? If any people stamp and make cards you soon accumulate all these extra pieces of cardstock in various pieces. I can't throw them out no matter what. Many are just too pretty and I have a fetish for paper. Hell, if my hubby wrapped himself up in great paper I would have fun unwrapping him but then I would have to nicely fold the paper and save it...the mood would be gone. Oh yes back to the card. I was trying out the new Tim Holtz stamping pads and created the colour combo for one part of the background and layered pieces of paper on top. I had little pieces left over from something that was cut out using the sizzex so I coloured the "leaves" blue and placed them in the 4 corners surrounding the hummingbird.  To create the hummingbird, I stamped the image with versamark and then , using a brush, added the perfect pearls so Mr. Flight of Fancy would gleam. Jewels were added to the bottom yellow piece and around the blue leaves. Black stickles was added as well as the sentiment up top. So there ya have it-Have a great weekend!

56 comments:

  1. Those are so beautiful. I feel I fly.

    Love,
    Janie

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  2. Both are very nicely done!! I guess it is a good time to start thinking Christmas, as quick as this year has gone, it will be here before we know it.

    betty

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    1. Oh yes...I can't believe the year is half over

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  3. Hi, dear Birgit! Let me be the first to wish you a very merry Christmas (and a happy new year :) Both of these cards are beauties. I love the artwork, the color schemes, the composition and the sense of motion they both convey. The birthday card is especially striking because you used so many colors, all compatible. You are a gifted artist, dear friend. Have a safe and happy weekend, dear BB!

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    1. That is so very sweet of you to write...thank you

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  4. Those look really nice indeed.

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  5. Merry Christmas! Seems odd saying that here in Britain where, unusually, it's an absolutely brilliant very hot and sunny day!

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    1. It is weird here also but you are really getting hit hard with the hot temps

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  6. Funny you should be talking about Christmas. I was watching Charlie rearrange the kitchen drawers that he is allowed to 'play' in and wondered what Christmas would be like this year with him running around. Your cards are lovely.

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    1. Oh I think he will so love it especially this year when he can run around

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  7. that's just what I have been making today Birgit Christmas cards...I do love your Angel she is such fun....and love the beautiful bird card...fabulous colours....warm and sunny here in GB....enjoy your weekend xxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much! I just love your cards-you inspire me

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  8. Don't even want to think about Christmas yet. Our summer hasn't been very good so sure not thinking about winter. I imagine people really appreciate your cards.

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    1. They do and that makes me happy. I know what you mean about the weather because a mere 2 months ago it was still freezing.

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  9. Beautiful work. I particularly love the first one.

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  10. Great job indeed, although I sure as heck don't want to let it snow any time soon haha christmas shall be here before we know it though

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    1. I love making the cards but do not want Christmas just yet. I felt it just happened

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  11. Beautiful, but...
    Let it snow?
    Not ready, yet. It hasn't been hot enough long enough.

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    1. Yes so very true. It can snow..in Antarctica.

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  12. Aargh! First blogger I've read mentioning Christmas. Bad Birgit!

    Anabel's Travel Blog

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    1. I know..I am bad and it has been cool and rainy recently but the weekend is supposed to be really nice

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  13. Very clever about the hummingbird for the uncle! I love the angel one, so pretty and it reminds me of the good old days - winter - while I'm facing 110 degree days in Egypt. *melt*

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    1. Thank you:) I would die if I had to live in temps like that. I am not one for the heat-I feel for you

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  14. Ah yes, Christmas in July. Reminds me. I meant to start knitting some ornaments to celebrate.

    Love the birthday card. I'll just adopt it as I have a birthday coming up.

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    1. Yes! You can adopt it and enjoy the look:) Will look forward to seeing your ornaments

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  15. I like your angel. It's a sweet, but fierce (don't mess with me) angel. Maybe it's the blue dress that has me thinking that.

    When the Dad-in-law died, we got a lot of the Husband's family stuff. One of the best things was the Mom-in-law's box of odds & ends wrapping paper. I was in heaven. She had an amazing collection of scraps that went back to the 1950s. After 12 years or so, I'm now down to tiny pieces that I've begun to create patchwork wrapping paper to wrap gifts for our favorite people.

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    1. I love paper, obviously. I am saving the old paper and plan to use it when making a scrapbook

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  16. Oh I do the same thing Birgit! Can never throw anything away, especially stationery-related. I have a big box of bits and pieces that always comes in useful! I love the layered look. The angel in the first card is so adorable! The colors are simply perfect!

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    1. Thank you so much Vidya. I am glad you like both cards:) Have a wonderful day!

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  17. I like the mystical feel to these, Birgit.
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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  18. Both are lovely. I'm partial to hummingbirds:)

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    1. Hummingbirds are just amazing creatures and so beautiful

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  19. Fabulous card Thank you for entering the Glitter N Sparkle Blog Challenge xx Sarahjayne xx

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    1. Thank you-enjoyed making these cards

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  20. Both are lovely. I can't bear the thought of Christmas right now, though...

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    1. I know what you mean! Glad you like both

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  21. What a great idea to use different embossing powder on the same image, that's a cool look! ~ K

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  22. Oh my gosh, those are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much-Have a great Sunday!

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  23. Birgit you crafty minx! Both of these cards are glittery pieces of perfection!! I especially love that iridescent hummingbird!! Wowzas! And you are being such a good girl preparing for Christmas already!

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    1. I am trying:) Before we know it will be here and then I won't have enough cards to send

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  24. Those are both fantastic. As it's currently 100 degrees here, think we could get a sprinkling of that snow? I could use my own personal Christmas in July.

    And I know what you mean about hoarding extras. My wife makes cards, and she has a 3 inch tall stack of extra cardstock that she's saving... for later, apparently?

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    1. Hahahaaa! Yes I do know what it means about savings those snippets. I would die in 100 degrees. I don't take the heat well.

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  25. Aaah, yes - only a few months to go before the shops will be full of Christmas too! Love your angel - she is so very glittery and lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu - Purple team for July!

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  26. Both the cards are fantastic! Love the humming bird! Thank you for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion#268. We would love to see you again!

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  27. This is gorgeous. LOve the angel and all the sparkle. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

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  28. Two fabulous card, lots of lovely details.
    Thank you for joining us at CHNC Challenge Extra this month.
    Pauline
    x
    I am having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. Two fab designs - thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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  30. Two beautiful cards - really well put together and designed.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge

    Helen x

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  31. Both cards are lovely ... but... I'm a sucker for Christmas cards. Your first card is rather magical!
    hugs, Asha

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  32. Hi, I'm sorry for the incredibly late comment but I have had almost no access to the internet for so long! I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything so I decided to go back to where I left off, and I'm glad I did - I love this card!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog, I do hope you can join us again!

    Sheena
    xxx

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