Wednesday, September 9, 2020

A Few Cards...

Christmas Card Throwdown-A Sketch

Crafty Creations-Anything Goes

This was a quicky but I enjoyed making it. I just took 2 pieces of cardstock with the inner one ribbed for some texture. I took a snippet of paper scrap for the background of the Merry Christmas stickers. I took snowflake stickers and adhered them to the paper. I took sticker borders to wrap it up and, finally to finish it off, I placed some crystals on the snowflakes.

The Fairy & The Unicorn-Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes

I created this for last week's Color Throwdown but, as per norm, I missed the deadline. This was fun because I got all inky with alcohol inks on this shimmery cardstock. I used blues, greens and a lighter green but it shows up yellow which is fine by me. Squirting Alcohol solution down made the colours swirl. I used a stencil to place on some swirly parts but hard to see it here. I stamped different foliage in dark blues and purple to create an underwater affect. It looks better in person. I stamped and cut out the mermaid and coloured her with sparkle pens. I stamped the saying and added sparkle plus added the sparkly stickers on the border. I think this turned out well.

Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Use 2 things that begin with the letter S

Again I created this for another challenge and missed it...such is life:) I had this mirror card in silver and, once again, used alcohol inks in blues, pinks and purple to create this night sky that makes me think of the Aurora Borealis. I used my sizzex to cut out the tree, the village(twice) and the snowflake. I tore a piece of blue cardstock and glittered it up for a snowy scene. I coloured the village and added sparkle to the tops of the houses. Finally, I glued everything in place and added these tiny small silver stickers to create the image of snow. I have snow and a scene...I think it looks quite pretty.

It is cooler here... thank goodness and I can enjoy this weather much more. Wishing you a great day and rest of the week.


  1. Those two are really colorful!
    Yes, we are finally cooler as well.

  2. Hi, Birgit!

    I'm happy to know your hot spell has broken, dear friend. It's cooler here, too, albeit rain cooled. We are in the middle of the wettest summer I can remember since coming here in 1984. Large puddles cover much of our lawn and never get the chance to dry up.

    I like your handsome cards. My favorite is number three with the combo of blues, pinks, purple and the evergreen in the foreground.

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

  3. I like a good quickie that's ribbed with texture. I love your cards too. Wink.
    Love ya.

  4. Fabulous, especially the snow scene. Though that’s something I don’t much want to think about at the moment.

  5. My favorite is the second one but all well done! Cooling down here too. Very refreshing!


  6. As always your cards are wondrous. I love card day:)

  7. I like the first one especially: elegant simplicity.

    Also impressed that you worked so many S's into the third one.

  8. Those are great. Glad you're getting cooler weather.

  9. Beautiful cards Birgit, all so different, I especially love the little town with the fabulous sky, Kate x

  10. Your sketch card is lovely - turquoise, cream and gold are such a classic, elegant combination. The ribbed paper adds a lovely touch of interest. Thanks for joining in at the 52CCT this week.

  11. Pretty mermaid card. Thank you for joining us at The Fairy and the Unicorn Fantasy Challenge.

  12. The second really catches the eye. Cooler here too..finally

  13. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Fairy and the unicorn challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  14. Beautiful card - love the scene you've created.

    Thanks for joining us at the Christmas Crafts All Year Round Challenge.

    Helen x