Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sparkle and Shine


CASE Christmas-Review the card and be inspired by it
Christmas Cards All Year Round- No Stamps
Craft Your Passion-Always Anything Goes

A wonderful lady, named Asha, who creates beautiful cards and adores her fur babies, created a card over at CASE Christmas (You should check it out). I don't have the beautiful stamp she has (reminds me of Russia) but I had this die cut and created a little scene with snow falling. I didn't use any stamps! It's hard to see the village I think because I was compelled to use glitter paper . I coloured the tree and houses and steeple with markers. I used stickers, crystals and a white pen for snow. It is silver and blue (of course blue).


ABC Christmas-Unusual Colours
Crafty Creations-Don't be blue
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge 2-Anything Goes

3 colours...or non colours depending how you wish to view it:) Black, white and silver. Again No stamps so it still works for the other challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. My mom always loved Black and white and I decided to make a Christmas scene as if one was in the Alps at some ski chalet. I won't ski...I'll be in the hot tub drinking wine.

I have to pay homage to Maureen O'Hara soon since this beautiful lady passed away. Hmmmm, maybe someone will pay homage to her and pick a beautiful Irish tune. I will also post Halloween cards soon. I know Christmas before Halloween-I am crazy.

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  1. Cards are cute :) You have it the same as retail, LOL; Christmas trees in the store before Halloween pumpkins :)

    betty

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    1. I know:) Oh well I send out a lot of Christmas cards:)

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  2. Once again I see very nice work, dear Birgit. I especially like the second card, the ski chalet Christmas scene. It's a unique concept and a delight to behold. It is sad that we lost two famous actresses of Hollywood's golden era this month, Joan Leslie and Maureen O'Hara. My aunt also died yesterday at the age of 95.

    Have a great week, dear friend BB!

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    1. So sorry to hear about your Aunt even if she was 95. I did not know about Joan Leslie so I will need to look her up. Thank you about my cards and glad you like the Alp scene

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  3. Beautiful cards. And I was saddened to hear of O'Hara.

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    1. Thank you and very sad about O'Hara

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  4. That's such a fun card Birgit....your alpine scene is perfect!......love your monochrome effect.....so sad about MAUREEN O'Hara...watched the quiet man as a homage....love that film xxxxx

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    1. Thank you about my cards. Oh The Quiet Man-a great film and one she loved since it was about her beloved Ireland

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  5. Sure all ready for Christmas at your sea. Awesome two done by thee.

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    1. Thank you very much. I try to get the cards done and keep them in my hutch

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  6. Both lovely, but I think I like the silvery one best.
    Anabel's Travel Blog

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    1. Yup the black, white and silver card was fun to do and an easy one

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  7. Very nice! Really like the colors in the first one.

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  8. I loved Maureen O'Hara. Birgit is beautiful. Birgit is funny. Birgit makes cool cards.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. Beautiful card with the snow villiage in gold and blue! Thanks so much for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.

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    1. It was fun and hope it meets the CASE:)

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  10. Both cards are lovely! I love your take on Asha's card this month. So glad you joined us at CASE-ing Christmas!

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    1. Thank you:) Asha is great and loved her card

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  11. These are fabulous! I love the charming little villages you created...perfect CASE-ing! Thank you for playing along at CASE-ing Christmas.

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    1. Thank you-I had fun making these cards

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  12. Lovely cards. I always enjoy seeing your work.

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    1. Thank you so much-Glad you like them

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  13. Birgit, all the sparkle and shine are GORGEOUS on your cards! I LOVE the beautiful watercolored background you created on the first--it's magnificent! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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    1. Thank you so much. I tried the Ombre effect and had fun with blue and sparkle:)

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  14. Oh I love them! Especially the gold and blue.

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  15. In the run up to Christmas it pays to be ready. These cards are the real deal and look great. Its been a tragic year for the passing of so many actors and actresses so far but I guess time catches up to us all.

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    1. Thank you about my cards:) She did live a long and good life over all but it just feels a shame that soon that part of old Hollywood will all be gone

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  16. I love these! You'll always win me over with sparkle, and you've used it well here, Birgit. Not too much, but enough to make the card feel extra special. And I don't blame you for getting an early start - I love to hand make my cards, but when you have 50+ on your list, that adds up!

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    1. Thanks! I'd love to see your cards:) Glitter always makes me giddy:) I have a ton of cards to do and over 50 sounds about right for me too

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    2. But every time you glitter you find it for weeks in all kinds of strange places!! That stuff is half fairy dust I think.

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  17. So pretty. Oh, I can't wait for Christmas! I love to send cards. :)

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    1. So do I and I always love receiving actual cards:)

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  18. So pretty. Oh, I can't wait for Christmas! I love to send cards. :)

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  19. Beautiful cards! The B&W&silver card, especially has me going ahhhhh. Something magical about that one.

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    1. Thank you so much. I just had to do a card that reminded me of the Alps

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  20. Ah, wow, Birget. These are so beautiful. I love them all, especially the last one. Such creativity. I always get such a blissful feeling when I get a home made card!

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    1. Thank you so much. It is nice when one gets a homemade card

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  21. That's gorgeous. It looks frame-able.
    Happy Halloween and card craft time, Birgit!

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    1. Thank you so much and Happy Halloween to you

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  22. Oh, I can feel it. Happy Christmas!

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  23. Christmas before Halloween...
    Age before beauty...
    'I' before 'e' except when following 'c'...
    Life has so many frikkin' rules....

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    1. It does-hard to follow the rules sometimes

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  24. So pretty! You are so talented, Birgit! Anyone would be proud to give your cards to the people on their list.

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  25. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  26. When did Maureen O'Hara pass away.

    Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  27. Those are lovely cards, Birgit. I especially like the blue and gold one. :)

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  28. OH happy Christmas, Birgit!!! I am tickled that you that you CASEd my card... and you did an amazing job too. That is a magical scene...Christmas wouldn't be the same without glitter and sparkle. Your card is right up my alley, friend! Absolutely ADORE it. Your second card has me humming "Silent Night"... everything looks so peaceful and quiet. Looking forward to more winter wonders from you.
    BIG hugs, Asha

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    1. So happy you like my cards Asha-means a lot! It really does because you are so talented. Glitter is always needed

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  29. A wonderful winter scene, and I loved that you used the stickers to help create it. It's always good to see how these useful things can be adapted into a card, and not really look like 'stickers'. I'd be joining you in the hot tub! The color scheme is very dramatic too. I hope Miss Maureen will get some tributes (hoping our TMC channel will do a day of her films.) Her role in Quiet Man and McClintock were 2 of my very favorites. She was a beautiful lady, from what I've read about her, she was a generous and gracious person IRLife too. TFS & Hugs.

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    1. Thank you so much-Yes I would be enjoying the scenery and skiing from the hot tub:) I wish I could get TMC and hope they show her best films

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  30. I like the second card especially. It captures the cozy quiet of a snowy winter night.

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    1. Glad you like it. It was one that just popped into my head

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  31. LOVE these sparkly cards! Beautiful!
    ~Jess

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  32. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas :)

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  33. Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas with your lovely card.

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  34. Birgit, your cards are just gorgeous! I love all the sparkle and shine. So happy you joined us at CASEing Christmas this month! XX

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  35. Beautiful card! One day, I am going come sit with you and watch as you make them, Birgit! Hugs!

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