Monday, March 14, 2016

I have been a busy little beaver:)

Nope I am not chomping down on wood with my teeth or anything else (you dirty minds you-I am saying this like James Cagney). I have been able to make some cards and enter some challenges. Plus, I am happy to say I was inspired by a Battle Of The Bands song choice called Melancholy March (Curious As A Cathy's choice). Here they are......


Craft Your Passion-Always Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Stampers-Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge-Anything Goes

I loved that song that Curious As A Cathy chose, sung by the great Julie London(If you click on Cathy's name above you can hear the song). Since it is March and it is a bit Blah here, I created a card with bare trees and chose some earthy tones..except for the gold, blue and deep teal-hahahaaaa. I sponged on some pale blue and burlap colour for the background and stamped the trees in basic brown. I took various cardstock and layered the image on top of one another. I took a swirly stamp and stamped on the gold in teal and used clear embossing powder. I finished it with border sticker and a little wink of Stella glitter on the trees since March can bring on frost.


Simon Says- Bit O' Green
Glitter 'N Sparkle-Use some Green
Dream Valley-All About the Birthdays

I used a new stamp I got and decided to use various shades of green(using tombow markers) for a summer hike in the woods. I embossed the white glossy cardstock. Cut out the oval and placed it on top of the embossed card, added the ribbon and the Happy Birthday sticker.  I only entered in 3 challenges for this card:)


Animal Friends-Easter
Happy Stampers-Case the Designer

Now this was fun to do except I don't have a nice sizzex cut out so I cut out the windows with a craft knife. It's a bit wonky but I am not a perfectionist so I am still happy with it. It would drive my hubby insane! (enter evil laugh). We all have tons of paper pieces flying around so I used this combo and then added the scenes in each. I stamped them all and many I cut out and placed them in the frame. I added some sticker borders and crystals. I rarely make Easter Cards so this will go to my friend again, who needs a pick me up.



52 Christmas card Throwdown-Use Green
ABC Christmas Challenge- E is for Embossing
CraftyHazelnut Challenge 2-Anything Goes

I love that shiny paper which prooves I must have been a magpie in a previous life. I used my sizzex to cut out the centre and the borders in white. I stamped the sentiment in green and embossed it in green as well. I added some green bling and ta-da!

March the 14th is my daddy's birthday and he would have been 103! I know he is happy with my Doggie, Katie, walking around some bush inspecting timber.  Have a great week everyone!

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  1. The trees one is my favorite.

    My card making extends only so far as writing Happy Birthday with different color markers on a white sheet of paper.

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    1. Hahahahaa...that is still homemade:)

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  2. Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose,
    won't you let me go down in my dreams?
    And rock-a-bye sweet baby James.
    - James Taylor

    Hi, dear Birgit!

    That's my way of letting you know that I admire the deep greens and blues used in these cards of yours. They're beautiful and well conceived!

    It's so nice of you to remember your dad's birthday and to share it with us. As I told you on my blog, my dad's 103rd birthday observance comes later this year in October. I choose to believe that people are reunited with their beloved pets up on Rainbow Bridge. It's a lovely thought anyway.

    I wish you a great week, too, dear friend BB!

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    1. Glad you like my cards and the colours. Katie was my dog and I had a dream shortly after she passed that she was beside my dad and they were walking in the woods. My dad stopped and thanked me for giving Katie to him and that they were both doing well. I woke up and felt better

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  3. You have been busy! All very nicely done!

    betty

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  4. It's nice to hand cut things sometimes. Perfection can be nice, but sometimes you want something to look a bit handmade. Handcrafted.

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    1. I always love hand-made things bette

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  5. You're so artistic! I especially like the first one, with the gold and multi-layered border. So pretty.
    Have a great week, Brigit.

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad you like that one. Have a great week too.

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  6. Große Klasse! Danke daß du bei den AF mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

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  7. Beautiful! I like the bare trees particularly.

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    1. Glad you like them and I thought of you walking when I made this card also

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  8. You have been beavering!....I love your last card with the green really stunning and your Easter card is such fun....they are all fabulous Birgit....xxxx

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    1. So happy you like them. I have been busy and glad to have been creating.

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  9. What a wonderful array of cards here today, Birgit! I especially love your take on the HLS CASE the designer challenge. Thanks so much for playing along!

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    1. Glad you like the card I made...it was tricky to do.

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  10. Lovely cards as usual! You are so talented.

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  11. The Easter one is really cute. You should listen to music more often while making cards.

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    1. I always listen to music when I make cards because it is so pleasing. I just like interpreting the music from the battles. Glad you like my Easter one

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  12. A busy beaver indeed, no gutter needed lol awesome job on every one. The second one really popped out for me.

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    1. I am glad you like the second one as it was fun to do since I was thinking of a nice Summer's day.

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  13. A GOrgeous design...I LOve your dies, pearls and this embossed sentiment. so pretty in green. Thank you for joining us at
    ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Chrissyxx

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  14. I think your cards are fabulous. Do you market them is any way or promote them outside of your blog?

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    1. Oh that is so very nice. I don't market them at all because, to be honest, I never thought they were that great. This is helping my thinking that I am wrong. I always say that if there is a card you like or want me to make, I am more than happy to do this.

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  15. Gorgeous cards and it was so lovely reading about your dad and Katie. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

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    1. Thank you so much. Makes me feel good that you appreciated my story about my dad and my doggie

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  16. Wow, those are some killer cards. I love the Easter one (that rabbit is adorable) and that first one is so striking. The gold really frames those trees. You truly are a master at this.

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    1. That rabbit is pretty cute:) I am happy you like my inspiration card too. Thank you so much for the compliment.

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  17. I love them all but I think the Easter one is my favorite. So cute and I love that bunny! I so admire your talent for these. I can only imagine what cards I made would look like!

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    1. I think that bunny is cute too. Thank you so much but I bet you could make some cool cards if you had the equipment I have:)

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  18. Great cards! I love the shine on the one you entered in our 52CCT challenge! Love it :)
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thank you and I love threshing too

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  19. That first one is really stunning. I love the trees. I'm one of those people who adore trees. :)

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    1. Trees are so beautiful even ones without the leaves. Thank you

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  20. That first one is really stunning. I love the trees. I'm one of those people who adore trees. :)

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  21. Graet cards, thank you for playing with Glitter N Sparkle. Kasha DT

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  22. Très brillante carte Birgit, elle scintille mais reste tout de même sobre, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

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  23. Those are so beautiful. I really love the trees. You have such a talent!

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    1. Thank you so much. The trees did come out really well.

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  24. Fabulous cards - love the vibrant green on the last one!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  25. Nice to see your cards again. I always enjoy them.
    Hugs

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  26. Birgit, thank you for telling me that inspired your hand-stamped card project with the Melancholy March #BoTB showdown. You did a fabulous job on your card! I love the earthy tones and you're so right this time of year...well earlier in the month March is often like that. Now, we're seeing lovely blooms on trees and on the ground. I'm so lovin' it! That birthday card you made is beautiful. I really like how that came together. The Easter card looks festive and your Christmas card creation is simple & elegant. Gosh, you make me want to stamp some cards! Speaking of which, I really need to get a head start on the spring birthdays coming up in May. Have a good evening, my friend!

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    1. Glad you liked how I created the card using that song as inspiration. Here, it is still dull and blah. Let's hope flowers will soon be seen in my neck of the woods.

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  27. All your cards are gorgeous. Love them all. Thank you for playing along Simon Says Stamp A Bit O' Green Challenge :)
    Gayatri xx

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  28. I see you've been really productive, little beaver.
    I love the first card. Awesome job!

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  29. You are so talented!! Love every design. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Those cards are all beautiful Birgit. You have a wonderful, artistic eye! How cool that you were inspired by Cathy's BOTB post. ☺

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice compliment. Music is always inspiration.

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  31. More beautiful work. I am always so amazed by what you come up with.

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

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    1. Thank you. It makes me feel good that I impressed you:)

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  32. Very cool cards, Birgit! I can see a card of your dad making his heavenly rounds with Katie. Happy Birthday to Your Dad!

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    1. Thank you. My dad is having a great time and I know he waits for my mom patiently

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  33. Your cards are truly beautiful. I love teal, and that Christmas one is gorgeous. Your friends are very lucky!

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad you like the colours and teal is nice no matter if it falls towards the blue or green side

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  34. Well you have been a busy beaver indeed! These are gorgeous, Birgit. You relly ought to post more.... you're clearly VERY good at card-making. You seem to be holding back on us. Or are you just playing hard to get, you little minx! LOL. Looking forward to your next batch of goodies. :)
    x Asha

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    1. Thank you so much Asha. I'm not holding back but I feel like I have usually one day to do some cards. I work full time and when I get home, I'm exhausted from the day especially with all my pain plus looking in on my mom 4 times per week. When I have a week off then I can do a bit more. I know others seem to be able to do so much more than me but I am happy with what I can get done.

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  35. Wonderful Easter card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  36. What a lovely collection of cards Birgit and I particularly love the fun whimsical feel to the Easter card. Such a great CASE of Kim's card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you. I wanted to do something fun for Easter. Glad you like them.

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  37. Lovely work! The green foiled card is just fab. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

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    1. Thank you..it was fun to make and use those foil papers

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  38. Such lovely cards. Thank you so much for joining us in our Green and White color challenge at 52 CCT
    Julie T

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  39. Your cards are beautiful!
    especially I love the Easter card!
    Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers March CASE challenge!
    Gloria

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  40. Very busy! Love your cards but especially the green one...
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra!
    Susan
    DT for CHNC Extra!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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