Thursday, October 8, 2015

Another Cup Of Warmth

I'm back with one more coffee themed Christmas card for the Merry Monday Challenge.

For this card I turned to the Kitchen Sink Stamps Cup Of Warmth. Love the layers and detail of this latte! I double stamped the sentiment from PTI's Christmas Cheer, using Memento's Angel Pink and PTI's Pure Poppy.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

A Cup Of Warm Wishes For Christmas

Hello paper loving friends~ I'm linking this card up to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge with a coffee themed challenge.

I used MFT's Blueprints #20 for the quilted panel and colored just the heart using a red sharpie and added some red stickles to make it shine. The coffee cup is from PTI's Tea For Two Additions and the little gingerbread man is from Quickutz. The sentiment is from PTI's Christmas Cheer.

I'm also linking this up to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Halloween Wishes

There are so many fun fall / Halloween challenges going on right now so I couldn't resist joining in on some of the fun. I have a smattering of festive, Halloween cards to share with you today.

For this card, I cut my door using a landscape edge die from WPlus 9 and stamped the woodgrain using MFT's Woodgrain Background stamp to create my door. The black cat was cut using Top Dog Dies, Cool Cats. You'll be seeing him in all of these cards today as I just couldn't put it down. The wreath is from SSS Fall Wreaths and the pumpkin is from MFT's Primitive Pumpkins set. The sentiment banner is part of the cool cats die set on which I heat embossed the sentiment in white.

On this card I blended some Ranger Distress Inks in Peacock Feather, Concord Grape and Black Soot to create the background, after masking in the moon using Lemonade and Mustard seed. The fence and cat are both die cut and the sentiment is from MFT's Primitive Pumpkins, heat embossed in white.

After die cutting a circle from the center of my black panel, I added yellow behind to make the moon. The branch is from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps Love Birds set and the Cool Cat from Top Dog Dies.

And the last card uses both cat images from the Cool Cats set.

I'll be entering one of these cards into the following challenges:
The Paper Players
V's Sweet Ideas
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Sisterhood Of Crafters

Thanks so much for looking! Blessings~ Birgit

Playing With Stripes with PTI ~ MIM

Good morning friends~ I'm playing along with PTI's Make-it Monday where Laurie has us creating with stripes. I do love stripes so here's three cards I made using them.

I used the You've Been Framed Oval die set to create this card using stripes as a background. The background is printed scrapbooking paper and I just added the stamped flowers in the corners and the script behind the love birds.

On this card I stamped the stripes on the edges of my card and paired with my favorite flower ~ Rosie Posie. The strips of gold were colored using a metallic gold paint pen.

Still using stripes as the border, but this time stamping diagonal stripes using two colors, along with Timeless.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Autumn's Lovliest Smile

Did you see the colors for the ColorQ Challenge?

YUMMY!! They made me think of citrus fruit but since I'm also inspired by this quote 'Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile' from Time Out Challenge, so I went with pumpkins instead.

I don't have the colors in SU! inks so I used PTI's Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy and Limeade Ice. The pumpkins are also from PTI, Pumpkin Patch. The strip of striped paper was in my scraps and amazingly had all the colors of the challenge. The funky die cut edge is from MFT's Picket Fence die. I was looking for a pinked edge to use and that was the closest I could find.

I'm also entering this card into the Word Art Wednesday challenge, Sisterhood of Crafters, Uniko Challenge and the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Happy Little Stampers October Sketch Challenge

Hello and Happy October! I'm here with a card I made to jump start the October Sketch Challenge over at Happy Little Stampers.
Here's the sketch

And here's my card

I started with a panel cut from soft sand cardstock using MFT's Blueprints #13. I used WPlus9's Landscape die to cut the grassy hill. I stamped two trees using Stampin' Ups Festival of Trees and added a fox from PTI's Hello Foxy set, colored with copics. The sun and clouds are cut using WPlus9's Sunshine Layers. I cut the clouds out of polka dotted vellum to give them a light and airy look but also add a little texture. The sentiments are a combination from Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Birthday and "foxy" is from the PTI set.

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:
The Card Concept using Clean and Layered as my design style
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
The Male Room

Be sure to hop on over to the Happy Little Stampers blog to see what the others designers have created and join in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Shaped Die Cut Boxes with PTI

This week's Make-it Monday comes from Ashley with her shaped die cut boxes... they are incredible cute and fun to make!!

I don't have any large sized shaped dies from PTI that would be conducive to this challenge so I pulled out my trusty Framed Out #12 and it was a perfect fit to go along with MFT's Paper Bag die. The newest Holiday Folk Make It Market Mini Kit made for fun little images. Since there is a window in the die, I used a piece of acetate to cover it so none of the tasty goodies will fall out. I cut the sentiment from Christmas Cheer and embossed it using clear embossing powder and while it was still warm, sprinkled some Martha Stewart glitter on the die cut.
This is what the other side looks like.

While I was making the first box, I happened across the mug in the Candy Cane Christmas set and thought that would make a cute treat bag too.

This time I allowed the white from the bag to show through the window and using the same method as above, I clear embossed the coffee cup and added glitter. Since I love hot peppermint cocoa, I thought a little Hershey's kiss would be a sweet addition.
Here's the other side to that bag

Again, I did the same embossing treatment to the sentiment from Christmas Cheer and added a red punched snowflake with a little gem in the center.
Gosh these were fun to make!! Thanks Ashley for the fun project and thanks to everyone who stops by. Blessings~ Birgit