Monday, April 26, 2021

Not Talking about the Oscars but am talking cards


Twofer Card Challenge-Leaves-I am too late! Hahahaa

Of course, I am late because that's who I am but I am showcasing the 2 together anyways. I had some fun on the weekend despite feeling a little icky from the Astra Zenica shot. I had the shot on Friday and felt stoned when I left. I would not have been able to drive so I am so thankful hubby drove me. I felt tired on the weekend but I felt more icky yesterday but nothing major to be honest. I still did a walk and made some cards plus tried to watch some shorts on youtube for the Oscars.

Color Throwdown-Deeper yellow, orange, red and kraft

Addicted to Stamps-Birthdays

I stamped my leaves on basic white cardstock and coloured them in with prisma colour pencils before adding the gamsol alcohol to smooth the colour out.I took Kraft cardstock and embossed it for the background. I stamped the sentiment and embossed it in orange and red before adhering everything together. To give a finishing touch, I coloured the border stickers in red and orange and placed them on the card. 

The Fairy & The Unicorn-Anything Goes

Stamping Sensations- Fantasy & Magical

Inspiration Station-

Don't these 2 lovebirds look so happy!? They are in nature and just seem to dance to their own tune with no one else around. I was going to add red but, to be honest, I forgot. I still think love is magical especially in the early days before we let it all hang out, burp, fart and scratch while sitting on the couch. Anyway, let's get back to fantasy where I took this  cardstock and sprinkled these new color bursts that are glittery. I add water to the card and watch the color  just come alive. Once dry, I started stamping trying to make a wooded scene where the fairies are dancing in joyous rapture. I coloured the berries in sparkle blue and some of the leaves in green. I added stickles to their wings and berries. The leaves stamp is the same one i used in the above card.

CHNC-Anything Christmas

Christmas Card Throwdown-Stamping

I was playing with my distress sprays as well and had bought a new one-Robin's Egg blue which I wanted to try. I sprayed it with grey and another blue to achieve this effect. I thought it looked perfect for an angel in the sky so I stamped my angel in a blue and embossed it in a dark blue and a sparkly silver. I did the same with the sentiment and the snowflakes before gluing it to the glitter base card. This was a lot of fun and not too taxing. 

Today I am feeling better. I enjoyed watching the Oscars including the dresses where Regina King looked stunning but Laura Dern looked like she left her nest of eggs to come to this event. I do wish Boseman would have won...that was a big upset. 


  1. Thanks so much for joining us at Inspiration Station Birgit. I love your intrepretation of the inspiration photo. I love seeing how everyone interprets the photos....we are all different and that's the interesting part. Donna, DT

  2. Sweet cards!! Love the leaf background using these colors!! So happy you joined us at CTD!!

  3. Hi, Birgit!

    I'm sorry you felt icky after your shot, dear friend. Fortunately I had two shots of the Moderna vaccine w/o any adverse FX. Seems like you have bounced back now and that makes me happy.

    I love your attractive cards, dearie! The yellow, orange and red on your Color Throwdown will be a great choice to send to a friend or family member with an autumn birthday. I admire the shades of green and blue on the Fairy & Unicorn Anything Goes card. Yessum, those two young lovebirds on the third card do look happy together but, dang me, it's a shame his woman's sittin' home with a month old child. (... a little Roger Miller humor there.) The robin egg blue on that Anything Christmas angel card is wonderful, and let me be the first to wish you.... (you know the drill).

    Your comment about Laura Dern cracked me up. You must be feeling better. (I was rooting for Tommy Kirk for Best Actor in Mars Needs Women.) I wish you a safe and happy week, dear friend BB!

  4. I like the first one. I do like the reds. Didn't the Oscars feel so very long, though?

  5. What a lovely collection of cards. I love autumn colours so the first is my favourite, but I'm here to comment on the beautiful magical scene you have created for the second card. Absolutely gorgeous.
    Guest Designer at Stamping Sensations

  6. A super post of creations and with such contracts of colours of bright and bold to the mono greens, lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge again, thank you.

    B x

  7. Fantastic winter stamping carde. Thank you for joining us at 52CCT. Goga

  8. I love your collection of cards! Thanks for sharing them :)

  9. You have been having fun creating these lovely cards Birgit…loving the Christmas angel!
    We have both had our second jabs and very thankful…now we can get out and about….
    Didn’t watch the Oscars it’s all gone too far for me now all the fun glitter and glam has gone!…so boring.take care xxxx

  10. I can always appreciate Happy Birthday cards and the joy someone at the receiving end will experience and yours are no different but your second last card doesn't look mechanically manufactured or stamped at all. Well done.

  11. Hope you are ok now - we have heard of so many people feeling ill after AZ, as we did. But it’s worth it!

  12. Love the birthday card. My only problem after the second shot was exhaustion. Glad you are okay.

  13. OMGosh. These are absolutely gorgeous. You've been busy:)

  14. Your cards are beautiful. The Oscar ceremony was dull, with the exception of Tyler Perry's speech.


  15. I missed the Twofer this month too - however I hadn't made the cards! These are fabulous cards and I love the intense colours on your magical scene. Thank you for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

  16. What a beautiful card. I love the orange/red/yellow combination. The embossed background adds so much texture to your card. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.

  17. Your fairy card is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  18. Your cards are gorgeous Birgit, lovely mix of designs and wonderful colours too.
    Pleased you've had your jab, and it seems like this particular vaccine does seem to have side effects. My son and daughter in law both had Astra and said they felt like they had been hit by a truck, hopefully you are fine now, take care, Kate x

  19. Three beautiful cards! Great mix of stamping and media on your Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT:)

  20. I'm so glad you all love my cards and one day I will figure out how to videotape what I do. I do feel overall quite good and the effects of the AZ shot were not as bad as other people experienced. The Oscars seemed ok to me and not too boring. I really like finding out more about the people who won the JH award. Tyler Perry gave a great speech. Joaquin Phoenix was annoying. Shady I thin ZsaZsa deserved an Oscar for any of her films:)