Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cards!! Yippeee!!:)

I am so happy that I was able to make some cards this past weekend. My pain was less this weekend than it has been for a good couple of months. I am cautiously optimistic that the medication is beginning to work... time will tell but I am happy for this so now on with the show!


Butterfly stamp, gamsol pencils, perfect pearls, saying stamp, embossing powder.

Electric Ellapu-Anything Goes
Animal Friends-No Design Paper

I had to give this card almost a week late to my hubby but he still appreciated it. I had a dickens of a time placing the tape down, stamping with versamark and brushing the perfect pearls on it since I was trying to have red and pink stripes. I think it worked after much mess. I stamped and coloured the butterflies and fussy cut them out and adhered them on with pop up dots. I finally stamped the saying which is one of my favourites....oh and hubby loved the card.

Stickers, lifting tape, flower punch, brushes, blue crystals

Tuesday Throwdown-Favourite Embellishment

I enjoyed making this card because it took time! I was trying out some brushos I bought( tap out very little dust, add water and watch the colour go) but I didn't like how dark it went. I left it for quite a while and then got the bright idea to use my flower punch. I had used the tree sticker a while back and the negative was left so I took some sheet paper that is sticky on one side and lifted the tree negative and place it on the card. Where the flowers were, I used a pin and lifted each gold Petal and placed it on the flower punch and then glued the flower down. I added the water lily and coloured them with tomboy markers and sponged on some distress inks at the bottom to make it look like the tree was near water. I added my favourite embellishment-crystals.


Cuddlebug, snowflake folder, 3D paper pop up dots, stickers

Christmas Cards All Year Round-use red, pink and hearts
Simon Says-Pop A Flower on or Two

This was a quick card and I love these 3D. Papers. I just put the snowflake folder with the red paper through the cuddlebug to get the design and adhered the base of the 3D paper to it. I then built up the image with pop up dots, added the stickers and one can see the hearts of gold on each corner.

Cuddlebug, snowflake embossing folder, border Die cut, swirly stamp, angel stamp, psychedelic embossing powder, stickers, crystals, lavender Die stamp

CHNC2-Anything Goes Christmas

I started making this card 2 months ago and finally finished it. It was supposed to be for another challenge that came and went. I stamped the swirly stamp with lavender Die and just stamped it all over the lavender card. I cut the white cardstock in a triangle and put it through the cuddlebug and glued it in place. I stamped the angel and embossed her in the psychedelic glitter powder, I used the cuddlebug to cut the borders out, added everything together and voila. Now my hubby, being a pig, looked at the card and thought it was the image of a woman's underwear with the angel being right where...well, you know. Yup I did call him a pig:)


shiny blue and purple cardstock, distress inks, Imagine Rubber Stamp, Dye Pad, Embossing powder, stickers and stickles

Alphabet Challenge-You Choose

My best friend is going through hell right now with the break-up of her 22 year marriage which, needless to say has been very difficult on her and it is messy in many ways. I will be sending this to her with a book for her to fill out about the positive things she can find each day (harder than you think). In You Choosetheme...I am not sure what Alphabet Challenge meant by that, but I chose a saying a the main focal point along with distress inks.  I just added pieces of cardstock I had laying around, stamped the saying and embossed it. The fun part was playing with the distress inks. I placed the stamp colour down on a table (that I can wipe), added water and then just laid the white cardstock down. I dried the paper with my heating machine and then tried more colour. I think it turned out pretty cool...reminds me of space and moving forward so, of course, it needed sparkle which is where the stickles came in.

distress inks, snowflake die-cut, santa stamp, bleach, tombow markers, stickers and crystals, shiny black and silver paper. Sizzex machine.

Winter Wonderland-Anything Goes
HLS-Watercolour challenge-can use dies

This looks better in person plus the picture isn't the best but I was in a hurry so that's my excuse. I played with the distress ink pads to get that midnight blue with some purple  as a sky. I took the snowflake die cut and pushed it through the sizzex machine to get the snowflakes. I stamped the Santa image in black and used black sparkle embossing powder right on the blue cardstock. The blue was too dark to see the Santa, so I took a Q-tip and dipped it in bleach and gently blotted the image until only white showed. I coloured the image with tombow markers which turned out pretty good for a first try.

Whew! So there are some cards for you to see. Have a great day!!

60 comments:

  1. Hi, Birgit!

    I'm happy to learn that your meds are kicking in and happy to see that you were able to produce a new batch of greeting cards. These are some of the best yet. I appreciate your artistic ability, the time, labor and craftsmanship that went into each one, and especially the glorious and tasteful color combinations. You always pick some of my favorite colors and shades like the greens and blues and lavender. Nicely done, dear friend BB! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. ThNk you so much for your kind words and I'm glad you like my cards and that I keep creating ones you really like...what is your favourite colour?.

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    2. Green is my favorite color and I like most shades of it, BB. Purple is also one of my "power" or signature colors.

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  2. Glad the meds appear to be working now Birgit. It is such a drain on one's system being in pain. Your cards are beautiful but such a lot of work. Being lazy, I like just printing mine off the computer LOL

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    1. I guess they are a lot of work but I enjoy it so I don't think of it that way. I am cautiously optimistic but it does feel good to not be in so much pain

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  3. I've never made a card myself, I'm not very crafty. I just get mine from Dollar Tree

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    1. The Dollar tree works but I'm glad I have fun making these

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  4. All are beautiful but I particularly like the first one with butterflies, particularly the way the wings reach outside the perimeters of the page.

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    1. Thank you...that one turned out well and my hubby likes it

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  5. Glad you're feeling a bit better. Liked the cards, especially the first one, with the butterflies... although it may sound a bit "girlie" to say so.

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    1. I gave that card to my hubby who loved it and he is Mr. Man so I think a man likes it

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  6. WOW! Each of these very unique cards is very beautiful. It was so interesting to read the techniques you've done on each, and I love the tape valentine. How cool. Also loving your recycle of the sticker negative to make your 'bonsai' flower tree. Great look with the brusho posies too. (sometimes adding more water can lighten the look if you don't like how dark it gets. But these look like jewels! Pretty). Cute card with the strategically placed angel (Men are from ?Mars?. We think differently!!!) You've got some terrific looks on each card, and I hope your special card to your friend will help brighten this difficult time for her. One positive she can count immediately:Having a good friend like you in her corner. Also glad to hear you are feeling some improvement! TFS & Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary. I take this as a real compliment since you create such beautiful cards yourself. I'm glad you like them

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  7. Very pretty and love the dimension..
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Cards All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  8. Birgit, I love those designs! They're colorful, interesting, and well-planned. I hope your recovery will soon be complete.

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    1. Glad you like them and the designs. My recovery will never be complete but I hope that it will be much better and not so debilitating.

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  9. Wow, you were busy!! These cards are all beautiful. I love the colors and the embossing on that lavender one. All the sparkle and shine looks fabulous! Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

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    1. So glad you like the lavender card with the embossing

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  10. Glad to know the meds are working. The cards are lovely. Your descriptions of how you made them are Greek to me. I'm like "what???" No idea. I get all my cards at Hallmark.

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    1. Thank you...maybe I should take pictures of some of these items I talk about??

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  11. Cheers to good meds! I make sure and take my daily dose of Vitamin Beer and I always feel 100% (drunk).

    Also, I love all of those cards. I especially love the way you put texture in everything, so it really pops off the card and comes to life.

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    1. Love your vitamins:) My hubby prescribes to them. Glad you like my cards

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  12. Sure a pretty card. I do have pen pals I write to and usual I get my card from Thrift stores.
    Found your blog though Liz blog and if you have time stop in for a cup of coffee

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    1. Thank you so much for popping in. Will pop on by

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  13. Oh joy Birgit to be feeling better and less pain...so happy for you, and you have been busy making this lovely collection of cards...all the colours and textures ...stunning xxxxx

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    1. Thank you so much!! I am so glad you like my cards since you are so artistic

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  14. They're all beautiful. Glad you felt up to making them.

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  15. That is great the medication may be working, let's hope it keeps on the upswing. As always, well done cards indeed, the first and the last really pop out for me.

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    1. I am knocking wood! Glad you like the cards and that the last one you like since it was a trial experiment

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  16. So glad you're feeling better, Birgit! That's awesome.

    And beautiful cards, as always. My favourite is the butterfly design. So gorgeous! I'm not surprised your husband appreciated it.

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    1. Thank you:) Glad you like my butterfly one..I love that stamp

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  17. I'm glad you're feeling a bit better. These cards are so beautiful! My favourites are the one with the butterflies and the 3D seasons greetings one.

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    1. Thank you! I think the butterfly one came out well and glad you like the 3D one too

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  18. Glad you're dealing with less pain. Sorry I haven't been visiting your site as often as I have in the past, but as I explained in my response to your comment on my blog post today, you're not the only one I've neglected--I've been a bad blogger of late. I've been online less than usual and doing more other things like watching TV. What an addictive time-waste that is.

    If I had the patience, the diligence, and the artistic flair that you have, I'd maybe be making things like the beautiful cards you create. Wow!--they are all so lovely. My grandkids would probably make nicer cards than I'd turn out.

    I'll try to be better about visiting more often. Damn television and my own indolence of late.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. You are so sweet and please, I did not take it to heart. You have the BOTB and the A to Z plus the IWSG and other blogs so no worries:) I am surprised that my ass has not formed around the couch since I sit there nightly. The couch could not fit through the doors when i actually get up.

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  19. How great that you're feeling better! Here's hoping the meds will help in the long run. Your cards are always beautiful. I especially love the 3-D ones. You have many talents, dear Birgit. ☺

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  20. beautiful cards! happy to hear you are feeling better as well :) thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  21. Hi this is stunning I love the beautiful butterflies. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge Y for You Choose. Hugs Jackie (DT)

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  22. Stunning! And glad to hear your meds are helping and the pain is less.

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  23. Was the first for Valentine's Day? I think the 2nd is my favorite, although I do love the blue of the last one. It sounds like your husband has a sense of humor similar to yours. Probably why it works for the both of you ;)

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  24. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  25. These are just beautiful. I especially love the first one.
    So glad your medicine seems to be working. Yay!

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  26. Wowza, Birgit! Your cards are gorgeous. I'm glad to hear the pain is decreasing. Gentle hugs to you.

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  27. Wow Birgit, you have been busy! I love all your cards, especially the last one.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Lou DT xo

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  28. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.
    Kath x

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  29. My favorite one is the card with the tiny purple angel at the bottom.
    R

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  30. I was in awe of your beautiful cards. I don't make cards, so these really made me smile at how much work you put into each of these. I love them all, but the first and third ones are probably my favorite. They are fantastic. It's really good to read that you are feeling better, too.

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  31. Wow, your cards are so beautiful and you must have had some really great crafty time to make so many. I do love that beautiful floral card that you listed first.

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  32. What a lovely collection of cards and it is great that you feel well enough to be creative again.
    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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  33. Glad the medicine is helping the pain!

    These cards are all so pretty. I love all the details. Thanks for sharing these with us. :)
    ~Jess

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  34. All cards are wonderful... Love for us your card with the butterflys
    Thanks for joining us at Animal Friends
    Hugs Anja

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  35. Beautiful cards!

    Thanks for joining us this month at Eclectic Ellapu, come back soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian DT

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  36. Beautiful cards - love your traditional Christmas designer.

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.

    Helen x

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  37. These cards are so beautiful! Love them all! Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor challenge this month and I hope you will join us again soon. Sending hugs, Gloria

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  38. Eine wunderhübsche Karte hast Du gezaubert. Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends. Liebe Grüsse Daniela

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  39. Wow Birgit, all these cards are stunning! I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been well. I do hope that there are sunnier days ahead for you. I'm so glad you stopped and visited me too! It's always a joy to check in and see how you're doing.

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