Sunday, January 10, 2016

Cards! Yippee!

They are all Christmas cards since I still have this in my brain. It went from plus 7 to minus 7 in the span of a few hours! Nothing like Southern Ontario to screw with your body than to have the temps and rain/snow/wind go all wonky tonk.

Enough about that! Here are 3 cards I made this weekend. I also got all my Christmas decor down and I walked a little today. My ass is wondering what is going on.


Simon Says-Something New
Glitter N' Sparkle- Tic, Tac, Toe-I chose no Pattern papers, Gems and/or pearls, Distress
Animal Friends-Snow
Craft Your Passion-Always Anything Goes

I love this stamp and bought it last year but this is the first time I used it! I love this Polar Bear, let's call him Edgar, as he peeks into the camera lens. I love blue (no kidding) and used white pearl paper, which I distressed (ripped). I used my cuddlebug to emboss the snowflakes on the lighter blue paper. I stamped and embossed Edgar and the winter saying and added some gems.



ABC Christmas Challenge-Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut Challenge(CHNC)-Use red

I started this one before Christmas and just finished it now. I feel like those sloths who take 50 hrs to climb 5 inches up a tree. I love the green card stock because it shimmers - I must have been a magpie in a previous life. This is simpler than you think and it is 3D. I mounted everything..um....let's move on (I bet Robyn could say a thing or 3 here:)) I added the gold stickers in the corners and border and voila!


52 Christmas Cards-a Sketch challenge
Color Throwdown-Aqua blue, grey and Orange
Whimsy Stamps Challenge-Winter

I enjoyed making this one because it put a smile on my face. It feels like fun-Cosmo the Snowman seems to be waiting for the snow to come and happy about it. I stamped Cosmo in basic black and embossed in clear powder. I coloured his scarf and hat in orange and added glitter since he is a snowman. I used this dye ink and sponge to colour over the card going lighter towards the bottom. I stamped some filigree(which you can't see) at the top and embossed as well-it gives a grayish look I think. I coloured the Merry Christmas sticker in orange, added the stars around Cosmo and used a white pen for snow. It is mounted on a grayish/silver cardstock. 3 cards to begin the week!

Have a great week everyone!

93 comments:

  1. Lovely, all three. I'm a sucker for bears. I especially like your first card in the blue.

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    1. Bears are great unless you meet one face to face without any barrier in between:)

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  2. Well - your rear end can just pipe down because your cards are absolutely lovely! I especially love the merry snowman that shimmers in the snowfall.

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    1. Thanks Becca! That turned out pretty good if I do say so myself

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  3. That snowman one is so cute, as well as the others :) It is so neat that Christmas is on your mind even a few weeks after it is finished for the year. Christmas is a far and distant event that I hope doesn't sneak up on me too quickly :)

    betty

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    1. Oh I know what you mean-I just put the final Christmas stuff away. This past Christmas seemed to sneak up fast

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  4. These are wonderful cards, dear Birgit! The blue and white color scheme is ideal for the cold weather Christmas season. Green is my favorite color and I love the color combo and artwork of the second card. I also love the whimsical snowman on the third card.

    Have a fine week, dear friend BB!

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    1. aha so Green is your favourite colour! They did turn out pretty good:) Have a beautiful day:)

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  5. Birgit, these are great. I like all, but your saddled polar bear (Edgar :) really stands out. Love the layering.

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  6. 3lovely cards Birgit....my fav is the green one but the snowman made me chuckle....we have the same silly weather warm and wet and today frost!.....never mind staying in and crafting today....xxxxx

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    1. That is nice to hear from a fellow crafter. The weather is nuts isn't it?

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  7. Love the cards. Cold and icy here. My tree is still up and so are the snowmen. I'm looking at taking the tree down next weekend.

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    1. It's cold here but no real ice. Wow! Look at you with your Christmas decor. I remember taking the family tree down once after valentine's day...it was a real tree too:)

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  8. Nice take on the sketch. Lovely snowman. :)
    Thanks for playing with us at 52CCT. Hope you will join us again. Kaja

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  9. Hate when the temps go up and down, isn't as bad here though. All are awesome indeed at your feed.

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    1. That is good at your end-that weather is not as nuts as here. I can't rhyme-That is a crime!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! The first one is really cute.
    It's cold here, but not that cold.

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  11. the shimmery snowman card is so pretty! I love this and so happy you played along with us at the color throwdown.

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  12. The detail of that middle card is amazing. Happy New Year! :)

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    1. Thank you:) Happy New Year to you too

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  13. Those are some wonderful cards! I think I'm in love with Edgar :)

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  14. Beautiful work. Nothing like getting a head start on Christmas very early in the year.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  15. Wow! You're really turning out the seasonal cards early. I'm afraid if I prepared that far ahead, I'd get I'd done them by the end of the year! They're beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! I try to get some done as soon birthdays come

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  16. All three are lovely, but I think the 1st is my favorite.

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    1. Thanks-I have a soft spot for the bear:)

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  17. What fun cards! The adorable snowman is SO cute!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

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    1. Thank you and glad you like them:)

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  18. Mounted everything? You are hilarious. Your cards are beautiful. Edgar is a great name.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yes I am to please, um, scratch that...oops that's not right either. Glad you like my cards:)

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  19. I enjoyed reading about friendly Cosmo the snowman. You put so much detail into these awesome cards which are unlike anything I've ever seen.

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  20. Edgar isn't very camera shy, though he appears a bit distressed. The snowman is cute too. My favorite is the second one - such intricate details. It's a beauty. You're a crafty woman, BB.

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  21. Yippeeee!!! I have been missing your cards and then give give us a gazillion in a row! I enjoyed the commentary on each. I've got thing for all things shiny. Besides, Christmas wouldn't be the same without a little gaudy glitter! :)
    hugs Asha

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    1. Glitter and more I say:) Thanks for enjoying reading and seeing my cards:)

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  22. A wonderful trio of cards Birgit. Each one is eligible for our challenge since it's Anything Goes this time. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lisa DT

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  23. Thanks so much for joining in with us this week at 52{C}CT - your card is lovely - Jacqueline xx

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  24. I wish I had your artistic talent. I can paint by numbers and that's about it :) The cards look fantastic. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you so much-glad you like them

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  25. I love the polar bear theme! :)

    It's actually cold here in Florida...for once. haha

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    1. Polar Bears are cute even with their huge paws. How cold is it there?

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  26. I love the polar bear theme! :)

    It's actually cold here in Florida...for once. haha

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  27. Great cards, Birgit. Seems like everyone is naming their bears Edgar these days....;)

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  28. They are all wowza! cards, Birgit. I like Edgar and all his different poses. Sloths would make a fun and unusual Christmas card. And, Cosmo is darn cute.

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    1. Oh how I would love to find a stamp that is a sloth-that would be great

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  29. Who doesn't love Polar bears? ☺ Your creativity is wonderful, Birgit and you're getting a jump on next Christmas.

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  30. I love these cards! I don't think I could pick a favorite.
    As far as the weather, seven in either direction is waaaay to cold. It's 48 here today.

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    1. That is downright balmy! Glad you like my cards

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  31. What lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT
    Julie T

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  32. Great set of cards! Love the snowman and the bears and all your creativity! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at ABC Christmas Challenge! :)

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    1. Thank you and Edgar and Cosmo thank you too

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  33. You do lovely cards Girlfren. Jilda does Christmas cards too. The local paper did a story about her in the Sunday paper just before Christmas.
    R

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    1. Oh I would love to see her cards-can you send me the link to your newspaper?

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  34. ALL three of your fabulous card creations put a big smile on my face, Birgit! You were on a roll and kudos for starting on your 2016 Chrissie cards already!! Hugs, Darnell

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  35. lovely polar bear card - looks like he's photobombing! thanks for joining in with our tic-tac-toe challenge this week at Glitter n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

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    1. Yes he is! He can't get enough of pictures:)

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  36. Hi Birgit, lovely cards! Thanks for visiting my blog today, so kind of you to pop over from Sandra's - nice to meet you! Hugs from Rhineland, Valerie

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    1. Thank you and I loved your art work

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    1. Nope supposed to be -15 tonight but by Friday 5 and possibly rain

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  38. You are really getting the jump on 2016 Christmas cards! I love Edgar too. Brrrr to those temps - way too cold for me! I really like the green pearl paper with gold elegance & red background peeking out. Loved the blue & pearl very much too. Three great cards! (the battery was in the camera that the dog had to swallow so that the vet could get pictures of what was going on in the intestinal track. The camera battery life is only 72 hours...so no, she didn't swallow a battery...the entire camera! It's about the size of my little finger joint, but still huge to have to swallow - poor dog!). TFS & Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much-glad you like the cards and yes it is bitterly cold. Oh thank goodness I read it wrong and that your doggie is ok.

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  39. I need to get working on art projects. I am just a procrastinator.

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  40. I like the snowman card, by the way.

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    1. Love to see some of your art projects and thank you:)

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  41. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle!

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  42. Winter has certainly arrived! So much snow and so cold. I like all your cards. Your snowman looks so happy in all his snowy background. Thanks so much for playing along with our sketch challenge at 52CCT this week!

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    1. It has arrived! Thank you so much:)

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  43. awesome cards! I am glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  44. Nice cards! I like Cosmo and his snow :)

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    1. Thank you:) Cosmo is happy... as long as their is no warm weather

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  45. Your card is beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends and a hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Kuni.

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