Monday, April 13, 2020

Busy a Craftin'

Hand drew images that I took from Google images, glitter cardstock, remnants, cuddle bug, sizzex machine, die cut,embossing pad, tombow markers, saying cut out, gold stickles

Fusion Card Challenge- the sketch and an image-They have gnomes!
Alphabet challenge- Anything Goes
Simon Says-Moodboard-there were easter eggs, chick, bright pink flowers etc..
Stamping Sensations-Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Tic, Tac Toe Challenge-I used Sparkle, Pink, Emboss

This was fun to do. I looked for a gnome images and hand drew them and coloured them in. I have no Gnome stamp like this so I looked for something off the internet and just eyed them and drew them freehand and coloured them in using tombow markers. I loved the bright colours which I saw on the Moodboard over at Simon Says and it is a rainbow look to it where you might find a gnome or 2. I enjoyed creating this card which needed sparkle. I took my cuddlebug to emboss the blue piece in a nice design as well as I used the sizzex to cut out the oval piece and used my cuddlebug, again, to emboss the edge. I pieced it all together and added the gems and the saying (that I cut out using my sizzex machine and added gold stickles) for some added pinache.

Gold, green, green glitter embossing powder, green sprinkle powder(buggerarooney-I forgot the name), snowflake stamp, season's Greetings stamp, dye ink, cuddlebug, embossing pad, star hangings.

Retro RubberChallenge-Be There or Be Square-#RRCB132

First I cut out a square and stamped the saying, with the bird, onto the paper. This stamp is at least 7 years old. I took green glitter embossing powder for the bird, dark green powder for the saying and Gold for the twigs and filagree and heated it up. The remains of all 3 embossing powders were used for the snowflake stamps that I heat embossed as well. I had gold remnant paper strips that I ran through the cuddlebug with an embossing pad and found these stars plus a filagree to add to the bottom. The fun part was taking my green sprinkle powders, dabbing it on some white cardstock and spritzing it with water to get the background effect-it's pretty cool.I added the star sticker boarder, used pop up dots for the snowflakes and here is another Christmas card.

Embossing pad, versamark pad, gold embossing powder, angel stamp, saying stamp, markers, ribbon, cuddlebug

Dream Valley-Things With Wings
Cute Card Thursday-Use Ribbon
CHNC-Anything Goes or Snowman, Woman or Family

This turned out quite well I think. I took a white cardstock and used distress inks in red that I spritzed with water, for the background to get different shadings. Once dry, I embossed the piece in my cuddlebug with an embossing pad and, using the Versamark ink pad, I swished it over the piece trying to make sure to just ink the raised parts(I missed a bit but oh well). I added gold embossing powder and placed it all over the paper, After the excess was gone, I heat embossed it to get the desired effect. I stamped the angel in brown ink and coloured her in with these pencil crayons that I watered down. I used the sizzex machine to cut the angel out in an oval design, embossed the edge through my cuddlebug and coloured that part using green. I glued this over my green cardstock and added ribbon as a border.

elephant stamp, tombow markers, glitter pens, sizzex machine, heart stencil, pearl stickle, stickers, cut out saying, martini and saying stamp.crystals, glossy accent

Twofer Card Challenge-Rain/Umbrella

This challenge is where you must take one stamp but make 2 different cards for 2 different events. I bought this stamp for $2 and thought it was cute. When they made this stamp they were probably thinking about a new baby or a shower event, but I went somewhere different. Especially since we are indoors a lot and some are feeling a bit anxious, I thought what better way to feel better than to have a couple of glasses(or more) of martinis:) I stamped the elephant in different parts of the card and coloured her in pink because, let's face it, that's what you would see.  I used glitter pens for the umbrellas and the hearts and took the glossy accents to make the elephant look glass like. I took a couple of pieces of  scrap paper for the side part, glued it in place and stamped the saying plus the martini glass in basic black and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. The other is a Happy Birthday card for a girl that I actually missed her birthday which is why I took a scrap piece that I had coloured with those sprinkle powders(in yellow) and cut the saying, "So Sweet" using my sizzex machine. I took my sizzex machine and 3 different card pieces to cut out the rectangle pieces in different sizes to layer plus they went through my cuddlebug to emboss the edges. I have a heart stencil that I placed onto white paper scrap and put the pearl yellow stickle over it and smoothed it out with my palette knife. Once it was dry, I cut it out and placed it in between the saying using pop up dots. I finished it off with corner stickers and gems.

I hope your Easter was a good one and stay Safe!


  1. You've been busy! I really like the one with gnomes - the one on the inside is funny.

  2. The gnomes have a definite '70s vibe.

  3. Beautifully drawn and coloured gnomes thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

  4. Very creative you have been! Though its way too early for me to even consider looking at things to do with Christmas :) Lovely Easter we had and staying as safe as we can :)


  5. you have been having fun Birgit...a great selection of lovely cards and I just love the nomes....stayed safe and stayed home all easter just working in the garden....take care xxxx

  6. Sure been going to it at your sea. Way to be indeed. The gnome one is my favorite. Nice touch with the one on the inside too.

  7. WOW. I'm impressed. Lots of cards and all so different. Those gnomes are out of this world. I think they are everyone's favorite and mine, too. However, I love the pink elephant(s), too. Glad you are creating and not out and about. Keep safe, dear.

  8. OMGosh Birgit, absolutely fabulous cards, all so different too, great designs and colours, though I have to say I just adore the gnomes, brilliant, Kate x

  9. You really had a productive weekend. I love that martini sentiment. And the pink elephants are perfect for it.

  10. All these cards are delightful! Thanks for sharing them!

  11. Awesome cards. Thank you for sharing it in the Cute Card Thursday challenge

  12. Great to see you, Birgit! I'm pretty sure I was a follower years ago, so don't know what happened there, but I fixed that. Can you add a "follow by email" gadget so I can subscribe and see when you post? Let me know if you do and I'll come back and fill it in. Thanks!

    You've been very productive and made some wonderful cards! Of course, I'm partial to your great Twofer elephant and umbrella designs! Especially the boozey one, hic! You put a lot of thought and time into the details and it was worth it!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #26! Take care and stay safe! Hugs, Darnell

  13. What a great collection of cards, Birgit! My eye was drawn especially to that cute, umbrella toting elephant ... she's fabulous in pink with the fun martini sentiment ... and adorable with the 'sweet' sentiment on your shaped, layered frame! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

  14. Hi, Birgit!

    You are a gifted artist, dear friend! I wouldn't be able to hand draw and color in those gnomes to save my life. They're whimsical and wonderful. The card pops with color and is suitable for framing. I also like the handsome green color on Season's Greetings and the red and green combo on the angelic Merry Christmas card. I also appreciated your challenge using one stamp to make with two different cards for two different types of events. The martoonie cartoonie is cute.

    Have a good day and I'll see you tamale, dear friend BB!

  15. You have been busy! Lovely sentiment stamp and it looks great embossed! So many wonderful elements on your card with such a nice soft green. So glad you joined us at CCC for our Use a Stamp Challenge!

  16. That's a whole lotta cards! Each individually unique and nice

  17. The rainbow of Tomte Gnomes are so sweet, thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Rainbow' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  18. Lovely cards. Your Gnomes are such fun, especially the little peeking one inside. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

  19. The Season's Greeting stamp is beautiful and I really love the background!

  20. very pretty card, quite innovative and the combination looks awesome. Thanks for playing along.

  21. What a wonderful array of cards, Birgit! Your two cards for Twofer are just perfect for the challenge! Such a cute elephant with his umbrella! I love the martini glasses and that great sentiment! Beautiful colors and great shape of your frames on your birthday card! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

  22. A really elegant, traditional design.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

  23. I apologize for the late comment, it's been a bit crazy up here at the home front.
    But your card is beautiful, love all the sparkle and shine, a very elegant design.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER.

  24. Great collection of cards, thanks for entering the angel one to the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month, it's lovely, you could have entered the gnome one too if you'd wanted. I really like the gold embossing you've done on the angel one. Thanks for joining us this month, good luck with your entry, Claire DT

  25. Your gnomes are darn tootin' cute, Birgit. I doubt there's a ready-made stamp that can pop out more handsome guys. My favorite is the solo guy. The elephant sporting the umbrella is darling, too. If I ever get around to making an elephant out of wire and paper mache, I'm giving it a parasol. Take care. :-)

  26. Thanks for joining Christmas Craft Creations with your wonderful green card.. Love the back ground and the embossing
    See you soon
    Lady DT

  27. Beautiful creation! Wonderful addition of stars to your watercolor background!

    Thank you for sharing your work in our Happy Little Stampers watercolor challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next HLS Challenge!.
    Anna – Design Team member at Happy Little Stampers

    Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio.
    You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio
    Thank you!

  28. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  29. great background for your fun card
    thanks for joining us at HLS watercolor
    Barb Housner

  30. beautiful cards ...thanks for joining Christmas Craft Creations
    wish we see you soon again
    Lady- DT