Monday, September 10, 2018

Card making-Yippee!


Christmas Card Throwdown-Hot Pink and Lime green colours-Colour challenge
CHNC-Use the word "Joy"
Winter Wonderland-Christmas Joy

It has been cooler the past 2 days and I am so happy! I hate the heat so this cooler weather makes me skip for joy..well, if I skip. I might knock out a hip so I will skip to my lou in my head. Yes, Christmas will be soon upon us and I have been so lax in my Christmas cards, so I decided to make a card and  girlie one at that with lots of sparkle and attention grabbing colours. I had this stencil for years so I finally used the stencil and placed the paste on top followed by the green sprinkles so it would adhere to the paste. After that was dry, I coloured the other 2 letters in hot pink with my pastels. I stamped the holly leaves and embossed them in green twinkle glitter powder and in pearl green powder and fussy cut them out. I took some leftover cardstock in pink and glitter white and used the double sided tape to adhere it all together. I will send this card to my sister who loves pink.

 
  
Simon Says-Stamp On It

I love Sue Wilson's stamps who is an artist inspired by the Native teachings of animal totems. She has taken her designs and placed them on stamps and I love them! I stamped the elephant on basic white and coloured the elephant in girlie colours since this is for a girl who just got married and she loves elephants. I took white card stock and coloured the background with some subtle distress inks, fussy cut the elephant out and placed her (can't be a boy) on the card with pop-up dots, stamped and embossed the word and finished it off with some border stickers.

Eclectic Ellapu-Anything Goes
Butterfly Challenge-The Letter E-Used all 6 from the wheel-Embossing Folder, Embossing powder, Embellishment, Emerald, Eucalyptus, Electric Yellow
The Flower Challenge-Anything Goes


My hubby and I will be celebrating 12 years together this coming weekend so this card will be for him. I hope he will like it. He has put so much love and effort into our backyard/sideyard garden(we are on a corner lot) and his labour shows it. I am forbidden to touch the  plants since I am the kiss of death..I once killed a spider plant so that tells you a lot about me with plants. I am so happy to have been able to use all the E elements from the Butterfly Challenge. I stamped the saying, (which I found in Vancouver when I was there in July) with green embossing powder powder, on a cream cardstock. I took an emerald green metallic paper and embossed it with a flower motif using my cuddlebug. I also took a die cut and cut out the centre with the sizzex machine and placed the cream cardstock so the saying peeks through the cutout part. I stamped, in gold and embossed in gold embossed powder, the flowers and fussy cut them out and placed them on each side with the smaller flowers raised up using the pop up dots. I stamped the little flowers in green and embossed them with pearl green and stuck them onto the card along with the butterfly. I coloured them with my tombow markers in the colours suggested by the Butterfly challenge. I think this is a good card for a man...I hope:)  I am so happy to be part of the Flower challenge and Eclectic Ellapu. All the challenges are always so much fun to partake in.

31 comments:

  1. You do realize that when you tell me how you made the card, I have no idea what any of it means. They are lovely though. I'm just grateful that Hallmark exists.

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  2. Nice! The elephant one is cool.
    Speaking of cool, send that cooler weather my way please.

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  3. Wow. Those are some really beautiful cards! And this is just between you and me, but I even like the "girlie" one.

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  4. A lovely stamped elephant Birgit and so much beautiful colouring on there too. Many thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More Challenges xxx

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  5. Hi, Birgit!

    I'm happy to read your weather report and know that the fall cool down is underway there in Canada.

    I was going to pick card #1 as my favorite, but then I spotted card #2 which is its equal in beauty. Then I saw card #3 which I also like just as much, so it is a three-way tie.

    I wished you a merry Christmas many months ago, and therefore I would like to be the first to wish you a happy and blessed Easter! :) The psychedelic elephant is gorgeous, but now I demand that you give the donkey equal exposure. :) I love the saying on card #3. Your garden, your home and your life is what you make of it.

    Thank you for playing show and tell, dear friend BB, and happy 12 years of togetherness to you and your hubby!

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  6. Well done on using all the elements on your pretty card. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Wishing you also a Happy Anniversary. Hugs Mrs A.

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  7. Spider plants grow crazy, so I wouldn't feel too bad about the demise of one. You've made a very cool collection of cards. I like the magic you made with the elephant.
    This morning I found the card stock (I knew we had some) which had me thinking that maybe this year I'll make Christmas cards. I always say that when I see yours.

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  8. That’s a great card for Mike (congratulations to you both) and I also love the elephant. I absolutely refuse to comment on anything to do with Christmas 😉!

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  9. Happy Anniversary to you both!....three lovely cards..you know I adore Christmas so of course this is my favourite...the elephant is spectacular and the card for your hubby is made with love!...great makes Birgit...now to make one Christmas card each week...xxxx

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  10. Lovely cards. I love the elephant one. And yes, it is so time to start the Christmas cards. (I don't want to think about it yet, either.)

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  11. The elephant really shines indeed, girlie or not. All really well done indeed. Hope you have a great anniversary!

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  12. Pretty joyful Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at ATSM.

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  13. He better like it, if he wants to celebrate #13. I'm sure he will, Birgit. It's great seeing your cards again. I love the elephant - so intricate.

    Virtual hugs.

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  14. Glitter and pink - you can't go wrong! Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

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  16. A lovely collection of creations and the Elephant for our challenge is so pretty with all those colours, the image reminds me very much of Animal Spirit stamps which I was fortunate to work with a few years ago.

    It's lovely to see you at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  17. All your cards are so beautiful,Birgit. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.♡

    Marge
    ××

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  18. I love these cards, Birgit, especially the garden card:)
    The HH is worse. He once hacked down the primroses and left the weeds. The primroses never recovered. Sigh.
    Enjoy your anniversary. Your hubby will love his card.

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  19. WOW, wow, wow. These cards are fabulous. Just one more reason why I don't make them. I especially love the elephant. That took a LOT of hard work to make that one.

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  20. Your bauble in the centre of joy works so well here.
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. :)

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  21. You made some super cards Bridgit. I don't know which is my favorite. I love the elephant and the plants and the bauble is so much fun. What a great take on Christmas colors! Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

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  22. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  23. Lovely looking creations. Great work! Thanks for joining my Christmas Joy challenge over at Winter Wonderland.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  24. Beautiful collection. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx

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  25. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

    Hugs
    Claudia
    DT Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge

    http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.be/
    http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be
    http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

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  26. Wonderful cards and great designs! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More Challenge!
    x Daniela (DT)

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  27. Beautiful flower card for our challenge. Love the design and colours used. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

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  28. You don’t mess around when you get crafty. Three beautiful cards all so unique.

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