Sunday, February 7, 2021

A new card..finally!

 I finally started creating cards again  and have done a couple but just showing one here for now. I took my time taking all my Christmas stuff down plus the last 3 weeks we were travelling. No not being an a-hole and flipping my nose at Covid but going for rocks. Yes, rocks because my hubby finds free stuff on Kijiji and needs rocks for his pond. He's crazy because his fingers have swelled up and he did a number on his back when turning into the driveways with our little trailer (he has rheumatoid arthritis). We wear our masks and he toiled while I stayed in the car because I'm as useless as a boar's tits in doing any lifting ( one of my daddy's old sayings). We were able to social distance and get plenty of field stone and potato rocks for the pond. Last weekend I went for my jolt juice in Toronto so I feel better. The pain is there, but I can do more before I have to sit down so I'm very happy. Ok, here's my card...

Alcohol inks, sponge thingy, gelatos, water, rose stamp, champagne embossing pad, pearl gold embossing powder, pearl stickles in mint, yellow, lavender, die cut saying.

Color Throwdown-ctd628- soft colors in pink, yellow, lavender, mint

Addicted to Stamps- Birthday

Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes 

It was tough to get my mind back into the swing of things. I started by having fun with my alcohol inks. I took pink, purple, green and pearl and squeezed some colour onto a soft pad. I took the pad and just kept popping the color down on the white paper until it was covered. I used the alcohol blending solution to do just that and was pleased with the results. I stamped and heat embossed the Roses. I coloured them in with the pastel gelato(yellow and lavender..hard to see) and fussy cut it out. I took the pearl stickles and just squeezed out some colours on a piece of paper and used a piece of plastic to spread the colour. Once it was dry, I used my sizzex to cut out the happy birthday diecut and glued it in place. I used pop up dots to place the flower on top, added the border stickers and placed this on some vellum design paper  to cover the yellow paper I used that was too strong a colour for this card...the vellum softens the tone.   

Have a great day everyone 


  1. Beautiful card Birgit looks like you have had lots of inky fun....we have woken up to snow this morning everything is really pretty but I hope it doesn’t last!...take care xxxx

  2. Hi, Birgit!

    I'm quite confident that I could find a use for a boar's tits, dear friend. I'm lonely. I'm lonely. I'm Lonely.

    Good for you getting back into the swing of creating greeting cards. It's a great way to keep your mind off the negatives and to brighten the days of recipients. I like your shiny birthday card with its soft shades of pink, yellow, lavender and mint, suitable for giving to a female friend or relative, I would think.

    Enjoy your week, dear friend BB!

  3. It's beautiful. Glad you were inspired to create one.

  4. That's a beautiful card, Birgit! ♥ It must have felt good to get out and about a bit, despite the discomforts, and, no doubt, your pond will be lovely.I'm glad you are feeling better too.

  5. What a lovely card! Thank you for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown challenge.

  6. Hi Birgit, what a gorgeous card, beautifully coloured and designed.
    I hope your hubby doesn't suffer too badly for his hobby, take care, Kate x

  7. Nice card! Boar's tits? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  8. Great card. I know what you mean about getting out and not encountering people. Sometimes it's nice just to get out of the house to get out of the house.

  9. A very pretty card, thank you for your lovely comment over on my blog. I have followed you so I can see more of your lovely work.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Its worth the wait as it is really pretty!

  11. That card is beautiful. Even the boar's tits would be impressed.


  12. That's a gorgeous card, Birgit. I agree with Janie Junebug up there about the boar's tits being impressed.

  13. As always, the card is beautiful.
    Glad your juice is working:)
    Sorry your hubby is dealing with arthritis. No fun.
    Take special care.

  14. Thank you everyone for you generous words and loving my father's euphemism.

  15. Love the alcohol ink background!
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