Tuesday, July 24, 2018

A Couple of Cards

I am trying to get my mojo in gear but I think Dr. Evil syphoned it out  so I must go looking for it. I had a weekend of not talking to anyone except my hubby and 4 phone calls which was great. I had to create another sympathy card since someone in Credit Counselling land lost their father. The other card is for my Hubby's Aunt which I hope she will like. So here we go..

the cuddlebug, leaf punch, stamps, cardstock. stickles.

Crafty Creations-Anything Goes
Simon Says-Use a die or punch

This is for the lady who lost her dad so I kept the colours soft and tried to make it feminine but something a man might like. I took a folder with the embossed design, placed the paper on it and  put it through the cuddlebug to imprint the design. I took a light green scrap paper and punched out a number of leaves. I glued the white cardstock onto the embossed design, glued 4 leafs down and used pop up dots for the other 4. I stamped the bird and flowers plus the saying and embossed it with 2 different powders. A dark green for the saying and  a pearl green for the others.I finished it off with some light green stickles to create a border.

sizzex machione, cuddlebug machine, die cut oval piece, gamsol colours, birdie stamp, silver ribbon, blue marker, border stickers.

Dream Valley-Bright & Beautiful
Color Throwdown-Greek blue, sky blue and grey-I'm too late!

Who knew? Here is some blue:). I used my sizzex to cut out the oval piece and put it through the cuddlebug to emboss the areas. One can use the Sizzex for all things but I like using the cuddlebug for the embossing part. I stamped and embossed the bird in white on white scrap paper, cut out an oval from the scrap white paper and rubbed on blue distress ink. The image appears since the colour doesn't stick to the embossed part. I adhered it to the blue filigree which, in turn was glued onto the silver/grey base. I took some white cardstock to create the card and then just scribbled 2 blue colours from the Gamsol prisma colour pencils around the edges. Everything was placed together with the sticker borders, I painted in blue, stuck on each corner.

It is hot and sticky and I don't mean hot crossed buns! I can't wait for cooler non-humid days.


  1. Hi, Birgit!

    You created two more handsome cards, dear friend! I'm sorry to learn about the lady losing her father. Your card will surely cheer her. I admire the understated colors you used. On card number two, the one for your husband's aunt, I am drawn to the combination of Greek blue, sky blue and grey, a wonderful card indeed! It must be very satisfying to work with various media, tools and colors and come up with results like these.

    Thank you for playing show and tell today, dear friend BB. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  2. Your card should give her a smile. The second really pops indeed. The blue is grand.

  3. Hot and sticky? Ugh.

    Do your card recipients know you hand make your cards? It lends something extra special to the giving, I think.

  4. They're wondrous. I especially like the lavender and gold.
    If my mojo happens to be hanging out with yours and you find them, send mine home, would you.

  5. I wonder what I did. I was writing and all of a sudden the page blinked and my words were gone. Must be the glitch playing tricks with my computer. I like your cards. They're heartfelt, Birgit, and I'm sure will bring sweet cheer to your colleague and husband's aunt. I'm still looking for my mojo.

  6. Love your leafy sympathy card; nice soothing colors. Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. Both cards are beautiful and just reinforce why I don't make cards. Yours are both divine. If that's your missing mojo, I'd hate to see it when it's in full bloom.

  8. Very pretty. I have no idea what a cuddlebug is, but it sounds cute.

  9. These are great cards Birgit....a super image on the sympathy card....it’s too hot to craft here as well...we are just longing for rain....xxxx

  10. Lovely and very thoughtful of you.

  11. Hi Birgit - getting the right card can be so difficult ... and it's always lovely to receive hand-made ones ... especially from people with talent - which is why I head for the shops! Love yours ... cheers Hilary

  12. Those are lovely and will no doubt be highly appreciated.

  13. Very nice. I'm sad I lost my own card-making energy. Although I did just put together some lovely invitations, so that's something.


  14. Hot and sticky and don't mean hot cross buns. Ha!:)
    Hope it is cooling down.