Monday, November 18, 2019

Busy busy

We got a dumping of snow on Remembrance Day...over a foot but it is slowly melting. To be honest, I thought it was pretty...don't hate me:). It has been crazy at work adjusting to the new amalgamation with Toronto and our internet not working one day. I was happy to make a few cards and hope you like them.

Pink and blue dye ink pad, silver pearl embossing powder, dye cut butterfly, distress inks in greenish and peach colour, happy birthday stamp, peach pastel, cotton swabs, glue, Pearls.

Butterfly Challenge- used peach, pear, periwinkle and pearls.
Happy Little Stampers: anything Goes with Dies

For my cousin who has a birthday coming up. I used peach and a lime green distress ink and spritzed with water, placing the white cardstock into it and drying it before I used the butterfly die cut to cut out the image. I used the butterfly background die cut on the greenish cardstock that has a shimmer which is the background. I took this big flower stamp and stamped it with pink and blue and embossed it with silver pearl and used just the blue dye ink for the saying and embossed it with the silver pearl powder as well. I took a cotton swab to place the pastel chalk around the saying. I adhered everything together to make the card including that pearl string.

Water, blue powders and white pearl powder, stickers, sleigh die cut, Crystals

Cute Card Thursday- festive
Alphabet blog- Quick & Easy
Sparkles Monthly- It's Beginning to look a Lot Like Christmas
Happy Little Stampers- CAS-Tis The Season

I had this sleigh in black velvet hanging around for a long time and finally used it. I took a white cardstock and had fun with these powders that you just tap the dust onto the paper and spritz with water and watch the colors explode, I was not injured in the process:). Once dried, I added it to other coloured cardstock, gold and purple. I glued the sleigh in place and took a star sticker on top of some scrap paper, cut it out and glued it on and stuck on more stars, the saying and glued some Crystals in the corners.

Angel stamp, glitter markers, sizzex machine, poinsettia die cut, stickers.

The Fairy and the Unicorn- anything Goes
Stamping Sensations- red, green & gold
Addicted to Stamps- markers
CHNC- Glitter

I hope this is ok for the Fairy and the Unicorn since an angel can be magical. I had this scrap piece where I had cut a poinsettia before and had the remains left around so I used it on this card and adhered it to the upper left corner. I cut out a new poinsettia and embossed it with the cuddle bug. I stamped my Angel in gold, coloured her in glitter markers and fussy cut her out, placed her on the card with pop up dots and added stickers colouring the insides with red and green glitter markers. I love this angel stamp

2 types of Gold metallic paint, white pearl paint, black and white paper pieces, cuddlebug, embossing pad, Angel stamp, brush, gold dye ink, stickers, glitter.

Crafty Creations- anything Goes
Penny Black- Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges-Your favourite Colour Combo

My mom loved gold, black and white so I thought of her when making this card since this was her favourite colour combo. I stamped the angel in gold and embossed her in gold embossing powder and coloured her with gold and white pearl. I took all those strips of papers and used the embossing folder, glued them in place and brushed on the gold to make the embossing stand out. I have no gold paper so I took 2 types of gold around the edge for a frame...all sone!


  1. Nice cards, not so nice snow. Luckily we’ve just had heavy frosts so far.

  2. I won't hate you for enjoying the snow. We don't get snow around these parts.

    That first card would have been perfect for my landlady's birthday, but only if it was in purple.

  3. Wow, a great way to put the troubles from work away. All your cards are fabulous, but I'm really partial to the sleigh. You know how to use a die cutter, that's for sure. Great job, great cards. Hope you are feeling OK.

  4. Beautiful cards.
    I envy your snow. We only have rain. Really cold rain.

  5. That's a good looking angel. Seeing her in different colors has me wanting to buy a stamp==don't know what--so I can color it different ways.

  6. Awesome cards indeed. And yeah, you can keep all the snow, I'd rather have the rain we are getting.

  7. what a great collection of cards you have been busy making Birgit.....hope the snow clears quickly,I know its pretty but it soon gets mucky....we just have a hard frost and beautiful sunshine today xxxx

  8. Beautiful. As usual. Our foot of snow is still melting. I hate snow.

  9. Your golden angel is beautiful, thanks so much for joining in with our Christmas theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  10. Great collection of cards. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge :) Lynda DT

  11. These are all really gorgeous creations! I love the shine on them and the different layouts with the festive images! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  12. Four beautiful cards have you made. Thank you for joining at stamping sensations.

  13. Hi, Birgit!

    I don't hate you for thinking a foot of snow is pretty - I envy you, because I ain't got none down here, not even an inch, not even flurries. Please send us some via "air mail."

    I admire all four of your cards. It was sweet of you to create one with a gold, black and white color scheme in memory of your mother.
    If I had to choose the card I would most like to receive, it would be the second one with the black velvet sleigh and wishing star. The color and theme are comforting.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend BB!

  14. Gorgeous background on your first card and colours blend so perfectly. Thankyou for coming and found ing the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  15. I love these cards! Purrfect, as always.

  16. Wonderful cards! Love the fun background you made for Santa's sleigh! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

  17. All lovely cards. A lovely angel on your card for Stamping Sensations. Thanks for joining our challenge.

  18. Some lovely cards. Thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Sian (DT).

  19. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing them with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again.

  20. I think the thumbnail you linked to our challenge was the incorrect card, I think the blue sleigh card was meant for HLS. I love the blue background you created with your powders, and the sleigh silhouette. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge, Anita x

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  22. Cute cards with pretty colors! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  23. You are progressing so well with all your Christmas cards! What an array!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge!

  24. Some lovely cards you've made here. Not sure either whether angels count as fantasy or not, maybe it depends on your beliefs? But I agree they sure can be magical. Thanks for joining us at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month, Claire DT