Monday, August 17, 2015

Some More Cards!

Plastic gal, Only car I can afford, Orange, turquoise and brown cardstock. Music note stamp and time stamp, Apricot brown dye ink, Raspberry ink and embossing powder, Tombow markers, permanent markers.

Colour Q- Brown, orange, turquoise, white

Oh yes this is my inspiration from the most recent Battle of the Bands. Stephen T McCarthy who loves American Graffiti (who wouldn't??) chose the song "Since I Don't Have You" which was in the film. I thought what better way to showcase the music  but have a 1950's car leaving this 50's gal behind who took his heart and stomped on it. Well she is holding it up like a trophy. Music was changing big time in the 50's with rock and roll and it is a by-gone era so why I thought the watch would work here. I hope I did the music and, what inspired me, justice.


 white glossy cardstock, gray pastel chalk, weed stamp, blue embossing powder and dye ink, stickers. Blue distress ink.

Craft Your Passion-Always anything goes

Yup I was too late for the Color throwdown and they are colours I love! Blue and ...blue. I tried a new style which is using the Tim Holtz distress ink. I stamped it on a platform (that you can clean up after) and spritzed it with water and then just laid the white card down on it. Not too bad eh? I don't have any sparkle on this either-what is the world coming to!!


butterfly stamp, clear stamp pad and embossing powder, distress inks, sizzex machine and butterfly die cut. Border punch, cute saying rubber stamp, turquoise stamp pad and shimmer gold embossing powder, fancy scissors.

Happy Little Stampers- CASE (clean and simple)-masking

This was hard for me to do...why? I had to make it simple with no embellishments. This is like asking me to forgo chocolate for a year. I did it though and it looks pretty good overall. I stamped and embossed the butterflies first. You can't see them until you place the colour on top. I did this the same way as I mentioned above. The colour does not adhere to what was masked. After enduring wrist pain trying to get the corner punch to work and almost hurling it through the window, My hubby came up and did it for me. I cut out the butterfly (machine does all the work) and coloured the wings and attached the wings to the butterfly with a glue pen.

White and grey cardstock, cuddlebug machine and folder, light blue glossy paper, snowflake die cut and snowflake diecut border, white glitter, stickles, ribbon, crystal.

Happy Little Stampers-Christmas-Sparkle.
Christmas Cards All Year Round-Snowflakes
CASE Christmas-Case the card on their blog and be inspired by it.
CHNC-Anything Goes as long as it is Christmas

Yup-a really hot day so I made a Christmas card with a snowflake because I felt a little flaky. Um....well I did and do feel flaky so there. Of course I used my favourite colour-blue and any shade will do. I used sparkle and shine and felt just fine:) I was inspired by the CASE card because they had a snowflake border punch and a design on their paper and some ribbon and lace. I hope this works.

So there we have it. I was in bad pain yesterday- my ribs hurt and I could hardly talk (my hubby was so happy). I had no idea until the Dr. and Naturalpath told me that the ribs are jointed also since they must move(never knew that). I was happy to make a card and start a couple before laying on the couch. I am better today so could finish all. I am pleased with myself that I overcame the pain so I am bragging a bit:) I will be back to work tomorrow-I had 2 weeks off and mainly did a staycation but it was nice being away from work.

Hope you like my BOTB card and how I was inspired. Have a great week everyone!


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  1. Love your pretty blue Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas!

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  2. BIRGIT ~
    That's a great card and a wonderful tribute to my BOTB contest (which is turning out to be an unexpected blowout). Thanks so much! Very "boss" and very creative.

    By the way, there is NO WAY I would drive away while some girl held up my heart like a trophy she'd won. Cars have a "reverse" gear, and I know how to use 'em. Ha!-Ha! The LAST THING that '50s chick would have ever seen was the license plate on the back of my cool car coming at her no less than 75 MPH. [;-)]

    That all-blue 'Happy Birthday' card is fantastic, too!

    Incidentally, that car in the BOTB card is not unlike Steve Bolander's (Ron Howard) car in 'American Graffiti', which he loans to Toad, and which Toad promptly has stolen from him. Poor Toad! What a nice, tryin'-so-hard but utterly hapless Toad.

    You might like this: (Link:->) Cars and Making of 'American Graffiti' - Clips of Bonus Material.

    Thanks again for digging my BOTB enough to let it inspire you to create a '50s-Cool card! (Actually, early '60s, but what's the difference? Same music, same car styles, same "boss" lifestyles.)

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Hahahaaa-You sound like my hubby:) There are many men who have had their heart stomped on like that song said. Glad you like the card plus the blue one. I will check out that site also. I wish I had a car like that but I can only afford the hotwheels or matchbox type of car.

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  3. Nicely done, dear BB! I like all of your cards especially the first and second. The second card reminds me of the 1963 hit record by Bobby Vinton, "Blue On Blue."

    Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
    Blue on blue, now that we are through
    Blue on blue, heartache on heartache
    And I find I can't get over losing you!

    (Maybe he is still pining over the girl in the first card's scenario :)

    I enjoyed seeing your artistic talent on display, dear friend Birgit, and hope you continue to feel well as the week progresses.

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    1. He might be pining over that girl but she is not worth it:) Thanks for relating that song to the blue card. I like that.

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  4. So sorry to hear you weren't well yesterday, but glad you are doing better now. I do like staycations, sometimes they are so much more relaxing than actually going any place (I'm such a home body). Love the cards you did; all so very nice and apprpriate for the themes!

    betty

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    1. Thank you-I am slowly getting a bit better. I enjoyed making my cards because it does get my mind off of things. Glad you like these:)

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  5. A lot of gorgeous cards, Birgit! - Love them all!
    Thanks, for sharing your beautiful Blue and White creation with us at CASE-ing Christmas
    Rosi x

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  6. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR August challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for August x

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  7. Love the American Graffiti card - I know have Since I Don't Have You as an earworm today! The version I know best is Art Garfunkel, but having googled the Skyliners' original I now prefer that.
    Anabel's Travel Blog

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    1. I only knew the Skyliner's version and love the voice in that song

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  8. That first card is perfect for the Dream Cruise that was held nearby in Royal Oak this past week-end. Hope you are feeling better this week.

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    1. Oh! Cool!! Did it involve cars or broken hearts? The cruise sounds so nice.

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  9. The second sure shine through with the blue. can't not like American Graffiti indeed, great card from the battle of the bands inspiration.

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    1. Glad you like them and the blue one is a stand out I think:)

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  10. Very nice cards! And the story behind the first one is funny.

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    1. Thanks and the song inspired me. Many women get broken hearts but plenty of men do too!

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  11. How cool. Do you sell those? I love your Christmas cards!!! You should make them and sell them on Etsy.

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    1. Thank you! I have not sold them as I always give them away. I thought about etsy but not sure how it all works.

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  12. Awesome cards! Sorry to hear you are in so much pain, but it hasn't effected your creativity. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

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    1. Thank you! The pain is easing off to my normal pain now-I had fun with your challenge

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  13. fabulous cards Birgit my favourite is the blue flower card...just loving that soft background...hope you are feeling better ...xxxxx

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    1. I love the blue one too. It came out better than I thought. Slowly getting better.

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  14. Lovely cards! What a great interpretation of this month's CASE card at CASE-ing Christmas. So glad you joined us!

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    1. Glad it worked and hope I can make one or 2 more for the challenge.

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  15. Beautiful cards. So sorry you were in pain. I hope you're feeling better now.

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    1. Thanks! The pain is going back to my regular pain which is good.

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  16. Those are so pretty! The butterfly one is stunning and the Christmas one is just lovely. You're very talented.

    I hope you're feeling better today!

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    1. Glad you like the butterfly one and the Christmas card-turned out better than I thought. I am getting there.

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    1. Thank you...thank you very much(my best Elvis):)

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  18. Great cards, Birgit! Love those butterflies! Thanks for sharing them with us at Happy Little Stampers!

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    1. Thank you! It was a challenge to make it simple

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  19. I always enjoy seeing what you create. These are unique, and I'd enjoy receiving any of them.

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    1. That is so sweet and if ever you would like one just ask and I can send one to you:) no charge!

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  20. Love the American Graffiti inspired card. Perfect and so fun. And of course your Christmas cards always make me wish it was December already.
    So sorry you are still dealing with the pain. Hugs to you.

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    1. Glad you like that first card due to my inspiration. The pain is decreasing to normal pain so that is good.

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  21. Love the snowflake card you made for Happy Little Stampers - beautiful sparkle from the stickles and the snowflake. Thanks for joining us. And I love your other cards too, especially the blue one as blue is my favourite colour!

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    1. So glad you like all of them. Thank you so much:)

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  22. I really love the car. Probably because I love to travel, but the 3D is very nice.

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  23. you're so talented! i love these cards, you have a knack for putting the images and colors together so they compliment each other. Lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much:) I am glad you like them all

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  24. All very lovely cards - I am especially fond of your tall Christmas card - so elegant and glamorous - filled with wonderful details that just make it shine!! Wonderful job and Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas - we are thrilled that you joined us - please join us again in September!!
    Taunya Butler
    CASE-ing Christmas Design Team
    http://daisiesgirl.com

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    1. Thank you and am glad it works for the CASE

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  25. The cards are all so different - that's so cool! I love how each one has a different flavor and feel to it. The first is my fave though :)

    Ugh, I'm so sorry you're in pain. The ribs have more than one joint, actually, and since you have to use them with every single breath, they hurt constantly if they're injured. That stinks. Feel better soon!

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    1. Glad you like them all. I didn't realize they have more than one joint which explains the pain since all my joints have ...the pain. It's a real pain in the ass to deal with:)

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  26. So nice. These are so clearly a labor of love for you. I especially like the second one - very gentle.

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    1. Thank you so much. I never thought of the card as gentle but that is so nice:)

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  27. So sorry you had a bad day yesterday:(
    I'm amazed at how much symbolism goes into your cards, it's like writing stories. You really put a lot of thought into them. They're a work of art.


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    1. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much:) I always try and like telling stories

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  28. I love these cards. Each is unique and original, just like you. I like how that snowflake is showcased. Gentle hugs to you, Birgit.

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    1. Thank you so much! What you wrote made me smile:)

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  29. Your snowy card is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the soft blue and white combo--fabulously festive! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  30. Wow you've been a busy bee!! Terrific cards So happy you could join us at ColourQ!

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  31. Love your cards! Your husband did a great job on the corner punch... Seriously if I asked my husband to do it it would be a waste of time. The American Graffiti card is so fun! Glad you are once again feeling better.

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    1. Yup he pushed down on the punch, it worked and he left:) Thanks about my first card:)

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  32. Yay!!! Cards! Your rebel of a card is fabulously cheeky. The blue birthday card is really pretty and delicate.The sparkly Christmas card is ... simply stunning. The butterfly is quite cleverly executed. LOVE it.
    hugs, Asha

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    1. Thanks so much Asha! I had fun especially on the Monday before going back to work.

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  33. As usual, all nice work. And nice of you to give the BOTB a bit of promo. That's a great card.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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  34. I love the card.. but more importantly I am glad your feeling better.. I know what it is like to live with pain.. and it is not fun. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  35. Those are all lovely, Birgit. The BOTB one is really cool. ☺
    I'm sorry you have such debilitating pain but am glad you are feeling better now. My arthritis acts up a lot these days, so I know a little bit about that too. May you have many more better days!

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    1. Thanks! Yes I am better but it is a day by day thing. It's trying to get used to it and overcome the pain that is the problem at times.

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  36. Beautiful cards! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  37. What a wonderful line up of fabulous cards, Birgit! The first is a great masculine card~ I just love the old car!! The blue silhouette card is gorgeous, as is the butterfly one! The water colored background looks great with that beautifully detailed butterfly. The winter one has me ready to start making my own winter / Christmas cards but I need to get through fall first. ;0)

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  38. These are awesome! I love them all- but I think my favorite is the one with the car. Something about it just kept drawing me back to look at it. You are so talented. :)
    ~Jess

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  39. Love you take on Steph's card for CASE-ing Christmas. Love the snowflake. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun with CASE-ing Christmas.
    Blessings,
    Belinda

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  40. A wonderful card with snowflakes Brigit ..
    greetings Rosina
    guest designer CCAYR

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