Summer is gone…..

….but that doesn’t prevent me from making something Summery 🙂

I came across this cool design from Ezansa Cutting Files on Etsy. It’s called Bungalow Stilt Box and it sure is Summery:

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It really reminds me of some of all the Bungalows/Mobile Homes we have been living in on our Summer Vacations through the years and that Dock is so perfect. I only regret not having made a small boat for it too.

I made mine in 50% of the original as usual 😉 but it still works as a small gift box.

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I used AC Cardstock along with patterned papers from DCWVs Coastal Stack. That gorgeous shimmer on the roof panels is incredible ❤

I inked all edges with Distress Ink in matching colors and decorated with Prima Flowers, a woodchip embellishment I found in my stash and two starfish also from my stash

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I rubbed some greenish ink onto the bottom of the pillars to resemble algee but it doesn’t show much in the bright sunlight 😉

I’m definitely going to check out more of her files on Etsy and I think you should too. She just started her business I’m told so I bet there’s going to be much more to play with soon.

Thanks for joining me today. It’s a really beautiful day here in Randers, so I’m going to go outside on my pattio and enjoy the sun. Maybe Summer isn’t gone just yet 😉

 

The Gypsy Fortune Teller

I admit it. I’m not a religious person but the Occult and Mysterious has always fascinated me. I guess I wonder if there’s more out there than what we can see and understand. I do believe in Science but sometimes things happen that Science can have a hard time explaining. It’s not that I’m gullable or naive and believe in Ghosts and Spirits  – I’m actually very sceptic – but sometimes things just makes you wonder.

Like Psychics and Fortune Tellers – I know that most of them are frauds but sometimes one gets it totally right or finds the missing person (or what ever they are doing). It can’t be explained and that is fascinating.

So you can guess that I find Gypsies fascinating and this fascination was what I wanted to put into my latest DT for Simple Crafty SVGs. Sandy just made a Vardo Wagon and BINGO…..now turned into a Gypsy Fortune Teller’s Wagon:


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This little cutie is downsized by 50% and still very easy to make.

I used AC Cardstock, Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock and Prima “Moon Child” patterned paper (so perfect for this project). I used a Teal Colored Vellum behind the windows

The flowers, leaves and gems are also from Prima, the Pumpkin and Doll are from Ideaology and the sign is a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store (ID #13551 by Loni Stevens)

The roof is embossed with a Sizzix Embossing folder with a Iron Plate Pattern and all edges are inked with Distress Ink.

This is so darling in this reduced size, great for a LED Tealight and goes perfectly with my small downsized houses that I’m still making more of – but that is for another post 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I really hope you love this Vardo Gypsy Fortune Teller’s Wagon as much as me. Tell me all about it in a comment below and have a great and crafty Monday. Let’s hope it turns out to be one of the good ones 😉

Feline Love

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been owned by cats. I’ve loved each and everyone of my feline friends over the years…..yeah….the hard thing about having pets is that you usually get older than them, so you can guess I’ve had to say goodbye to quite a few kitties.

I’ve got to say that I really like cats more than humans. Why? They are always there for you. If your sad, they comfort. If you’re not feeling well, they sleep beside you. They are always good for a laugh being silly and goofy and well….even if they seem to ignore you, they always love being around you.

Fun fact: The frequency of the cats purring, is actually healing and is why cats purr if they are injured. It works on us humans too. So always keep your kitty close if you’re feeling sick. Gives the term “Pet Doctor” a new meaning 😀

This is why I decided to make the new dog files from Simply Crafty Svgs into cat files. A simple tribute to my love of felines.

All is made from AC Cardstock and patterned paper from DCWV’s The Pets Stack.

Let’s start with the Dog with Shades Card kitty style:

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The dog card is a freebie but I used the cat from the Cat Love Box Card and the fish bone is from the Silhouette Design Store design ID #92127

The way I made the card into a cat design, was simply to cut of the dog of the card and replace it with the kitty – welding it onto the card. Note that I used my Silhouette where designing is much easier than with the Design Space.

The Fishbone is made by simply making an offset of the bone and inking the edges.

I made the highligts on the ears, nose and shades with a White Sharpie Pen.

Cute, right?

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This cutie is downsized to 75% of the original size and it’s still very easy to make.

What tickles me is how a fairly simple design can be so darn cute 🙂

The cat paws are found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #116625

Then we have the darling Paw Box – now as a little cat paw:

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Not only did I swith out the dog paw with a cat paw (same design as above) and downsize the box but I also turned it into a shaker box.

This was done by making closing the lid with a solid shape instead of an open and making 6 frames in a paw shapes by making an internal offset of the top paw shape and welding the two together. Then I made another paw shape – same size as the top shape and removed the holes to use it as background onto which I glued the 6 frames in a stack. Finally I filled in some confetti, glued the acetate onto the top paw shape and glued those onto the large paw shape and then I glued it all onto the frames to close up the shaker. I really hope you got that …. otherwise you are welcome to ask me 🙂

The shaker confetti is from Nuvo and Finnabair.

So lastly I made the Dog House – now a Cat Home:

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This is also downsized to 75% of the original size and still cute as can be.

I switched out the sides of the house with fishbones instead of dog bones and used the cute kitty from the Cat Sticky Notepad Holder.

I used a quote I have on a sign in my home on the plague over the door:

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All edges are inked with Distress Ink and eyes, ears and nose are highlighted with a Sharpie Pen.

Not showing, but I did put in a LED light in the house.

I didn’t get to keep them for long before my youngest son grabbed them all to display in his room. He is just as crazy about cats as I am 😀

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Woah…..that just became a pretty long post – sorry about that. I hope you made it to the end and that you wanna leave me with a little comment on the project 🙂

Thank you so much for joining me today  – hope to see you again soon

 

Autumn Fairy Garden

Yes! Autumn is near and I’m soooo ready for it. I seriously have had enough of summer, sun and heat and I’m ready for cooler weather, gorgeous colors, falling leaves and the first visit from Jack Frost 😉

This is my favorite time of year. Not only because of the above mentioned but also because it means Winter Is Coming ( 😀 ) and Halloween is close…..muahahaha. Yes you know how I love Halloween but today it’s not about my beloved spooky holiday but about the tiny houses I told you about in the previous post – all dressed up for fall ❤

I call this decoration for my Autumn Fairy Garden because I like to believe that the tiny creatures would love to live in tiny houses like these:

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These are all made from AC Cardstock and gorgeous patterned paper from DCWV Paper Stacks “The Good Wood Stack”, “Pumpkin Spice” and “Fall Basics” and decorated with flowers, pearls and gems from my stash.

Let’s take a closer look at them

First of is the Pumpkin Cottage from SVGCuts:

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This delightful little cottage is downsized to 50% and is still pretty easy to assemble. I really love all the details  from the large leaf windows to the tiny flowers on them.

I put a LED candle inside to shine at night and it looks so cozy ❤ Lucky fairy 😉

Next is the Mushroom House – also from SVGCuts:

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This one is made in original size but I left out the bottom box.

It’s a closed box – didn’t glue the roof down but it sits on tightly and I don’t plan to use it as other than decoration.

I found a flourish in the Silhouette Design store and used it on the roof along with a transparent moth/butterfly from Tim Holtz.

Lastly is the same Mushroom House but made in 75% of the original:

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I decorated it with flowers from my stash and a flourish from the Silhouette Design Store, that I cut into smaller pieces.

I didn’t emboss the door but used AC Woodgrain Patterned Cardstock.

Now I’m done with my first Fall decoration. It’s very easy to move as it’s made on a glass stand. It’s actually a Cheese Bell but due to the roof on the Cottage, the lid doesn’t fit. Bummer….have to place it somewhere the cats can’t knock stuff over 😉

Thanks for joining me today – I hope you enjoyed my little Fairy Garden. I really enjoyed making it but now onto a new project 😀

Home Sweet Dirthole

So I recently moved and I’m not done unpacking – Gosh I have a lot of stuff. It’s not the kids’ stuff or my clothes, shoes or kitchen supplies that take up the most space. Not it’s my GINORMOUS stash of crafting materials and they’re scattered everywhere.

I’ve tried to organized it so the things I need the most (paper, cardstock, flowers and bling) are in the living room/kitchen where my new crafting space is and the rest is either in the bedroom, the hallway above the stairs or in the shed.

Thought I was done……but NAAAAAAH. This weekend we moved several boxes more. Where to put it all? :-O

My little townhouse is not that little – 114 square meters – so I’m actually pretty happy that I don’t have to move in to my new tiny creation – the Spring Egg-Centric House  from Simply Crafty Svgs…..Mine is dressed up for fall though 😉

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This little cutie is downsized by 50% and is made from AC Cardstock in Clay, Vanilla, Concrete, Charcoal and Chestnut (with woodgrain pattern). I used papers from DCWV’s two Fall stacks: “Fall Basics” and “Pumpkin Spice”

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All edges are inked with Distress ink and I used the embossing folder called “Cottage Stone” from Crafters Companion for the panels on the base.

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I usually watch Sandy’s videos, but this time it seemed that I could put it together without….until made several mistakes (all covered up). Yup! I learned my lesson.

I totally in love with this whimsical roof ❤

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Now this darling little house is a new addition to my other small houses made for fall (spoiler alert) and will look cozy and cute in the long dark evenings ahead.

Thanks for joining me today – I hope you’ll leave a comment below and join me again soon ❤

Apples and Pencils

If you, like me, have had your kids home all during the Summer, I bet you’re looking forward to what comes next: First Day of School!!! Wooooo hooooo!!!! 😀

It’s not that my kids have been that annoying, but they always manage to turn night into day and vice versa so it’s practically impossible to do something with them during the day – cause they’re sleeping and then awake and active when YOU want to sleep.

Oh well….it’s all over now…..Muahahaha!

Monday is first day of school for my boys and I really look forward to it. Getting the house all to myself for a couple of hours….ahhhhhh…..

Speaking of School start, Sandy of Simply Crafty Svg’s made the cutest Back to School files and I decided to make a few of them. Both are sized down due to lack of storage space here in my new home, but that doesn’t make them less cute.

First off is the Apple Box:

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As mentioned, I sized it down to 60% of the original size.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Crimson and Woodgrain Patterned Kraft along with patterned paper from Doodlebug Design “Back to School”

All edges are inked with Distress ink and I used some small dots from my ginormous stash on the label as well as a few stickers from the paper collection.

Finally I glued a cute dotted ribbon around the lid and bada bing…..

Adorable, right?

Next is the 3D Pencil Box:

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This little cutie is downsized to 50% and I also used AC Cardstock for it – this time in Latte, Charcoal, Melon and Bubble Gum. I also used Bazzill Bling Cardstock in Tungsten and patterned paper from Doodlebug Design.

All edges are inked with Distress Ink and I used two embossing folders to make a little texture on the pencil – Notebook from Sizzix and one from Cuttlebug which name I’ve forgotten but it looks a bit like twigs.

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This little box is just right for giving away school supplies like pencils (would have to be made in the original size though), erasers etc.

So now, all that’s left to do, is to crack open a bottle of wine and celebrate freedom this coming Monday 😀 LOL……Ah come on! I know you feel the same way! 😉

Thanks for stopping by today – sorry I’ve been missing in action for a while but moving has taken up all my time and energy. Luckily I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now and I can free up some time for resting and crafting.

 

Can……Canoe……?

It happens to me so often. I see some new SVG files and ….BAM…. my mind starts to think up ideas on how to use them. Sometimes alternative, sometimes weird and sometimes downright crazy.

This time…..well you be the judge:

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This 8″ x 8″ picture or plaque is made with two new and amazing files from Simply Crafty Svg’s – namely the Soda Can and the Canoe from the Canoe Gift Box. And yes this is exactly what I imagined when I saw them.

The plaque itself is from the Silhouette Design Store (design ID #295470) and that goes for the “splash” (design ID #76959), and the puddle (design ID #48220)

I used AC Cardstock for the Can and Canoe + Bazzill Bling Cardstock for the Can. All edges are inked with Distress Ink.

The plaque is made from AC Poster Board with Wood pattern.

For the splash and puddle I used pearl paper/Majestic paper.

Finally I added a silver enamel dot on the top of the Can, a few Rocks along the lake shore and made some drops here and there with Ranger Glossy Accents.

I downsized the Can to 75% and the Canoe to 25% That is very small! The rocks on the shore are granite chippings from my drive way. Almost too small to assemble with my fat fingers 😀

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I found the Quote online and made it with the Print ‘n Cut function on my Silhouette and last but not least the label on the Can is also made with Print ‘n Cut and the file is also from the Silhouette Design Store (design ID #20891)

Well – that’s it. So now you get to tell me if I’m artsy or just plain crazy…. 😀 – just in a comment below ❤

Thanks for visiting – be back soon I hope. I’m moving very very soon but the first thing to get unpacked and ready is my craft space 😀

 

I wish…..

Ahhhh nothing like waking up in the morning, all is quiet and calm and after a few stretches, you quietly get out of bed – feeling refreshed and ready to take on a new and exciting day. It’s Summer….the Sun is shining from a cloudless blue sky and the birds are singing…..<3

BUT…..is this really happening?

Not in my house! Usually I wake and feel every tiny cell of my body aching and I’m as tired as an old Sloth (and moving at about the same pace as such). The house is in ruins after the kids stayed up late yet again during this Summer holiday and the kitchen is filled with dirty plates etc.

The only solution: Coffee and crafting and this happens:

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This awesome Latte Box Card from Simply Crafty Svgs, is the perfect way to craft your way out of the Summer Holiday blues.

Made with AC Cardstock in Latte, Caramel and Coffee (duh) and decorated with a coffee bean patterned paper + a sentiment made with the WRMK Foil Quill.

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I also used the quill on the coffee steam and finally I changed the pattern on the panels with coffee beans that I found in the Silhouette Design Store (design ID #55733 by Jennifer Wambach)

The envelop is made with a single sheet of the coffee patterned paper to match.

Thanks for joining me today – I bet a lot of you know what I’m talking about – let me know in a comment below.

I still wish this coffee was as big as my butt…..*SIGH*

 

Summer Party

With Summer’s lovely warm weather, comes the time for garden or pool parties. It’s so much fun to make decorations for such – coming up with new ways to set the table etc.

So I thought that the fun and cute little boxes from Simply Crafty Svgs‘ Surf ‘n Swim Box Set would be perfect decorations on the table and as they are tall, they’re perfects for cutlery:

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Fun fact: When wanting to find cutlery for this picture, I used half a day to search for wooden cutlery as they are more eco-friendly than the plastic ones. And what do I do? Spoil all the eco-friendly-ness by decorating with plastic straws – so sorry for that 😀

Let’s start off with the Swim Suit Box:

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I used AC Cardstock in Black, Taffy, Apricot, Lemon, Goldfish and Moss along with patterned paper from DCWV’s “Electric Jungle” Stack.

The cute Hibiscus flowers is found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #62344 (by Amy Robison) and the leaves are design ID #1696 (by Silhouette)

And voila – one box down 🙂 (and the Tucan looks like he flew away or lost his colors – darn shiny paper)

Next is the Board Shorts Box:

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Here I used AC Cardstock in Taffy, Lemon, White and Moss and the patterned paper is from the same DCWV Stack.

Cute right? And so easy!

Finally the Surf Board Box:

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This is properbly the most tricky one of the three even though none of them are hard to make.

I used AC Cardstock in White, Apricot, Surf and Turf. The patterned paper is still the same from DCWV 😉 but I also used some sand patterned paper from another DCWV Stack – Coastal.

I also used an Embossing folder with a rind pattern. Not sure what brand it is – sorry.

Now these are just waiting for the party to begin 🙂

Are you having an outdoor party this summer? If so – what theme? Tell me all about it in a comment below.

Thanks for stopping by ❤

 

Vacation Time

Yay! It’s finally Summer and in just a little while, my Family and I are going on our annual Summer Holiday.

I can’t wait! We’re off to Croatia this year and that means we MUST go to Dubrovnik to see where they shot “The Red Keep” in Game of Thrones.” Yes – we are all GOT nerds 😀

We’re staying at a Campsite/Resort in Istria but in a “luxury” Mobilhome (yeah not having the best of luck on those but we’re trying it one more time).

I’ve always loved camping and went several times a year as a child, as my Grandparents had a trailer residence on a campsite near the German border.

But don’t get me started on those stories – I tend to ramble 😉

This whole Vacation thing is the reason I decided to make THIS project with files from Simply Crafty SVGs:

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I started out with the Teardrop Trailer Box made from AC Cardstock in Key Lime, Pool, Black, and Taffy and decorated with patterned paper from DCWV “Bahama Mama”

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All edges are inked with Distress ink in matching colors and the flamingo (Silhouette Design Store ID #75285 by Echo Park) foiled with the WRMK Foil Quill  – the foil is from Couture Creations.  It’s kinda hard to see, but the paper also has foil dots in the same pink color.

This trailer is very easy to make, but be sure to follow the instructions! I didn’t at first and had to make it all over again.

The trailer doesn’t get around on it’s own so I had to make a car. And what better than the little cutie freebie Treatmobile:

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This little darling actually looks a bit like my own car (Fiat 500C) and it’s made from AC Cardstock in Taffy and Black and decorated with the same DCWV paper.

I also made two surf boards to fit inside the car (somebody is headed for the Beach it seems) They are from the Surfer’s Paradise Card and both are made with AC Cardstock in Lemon, Pool, Taffy, Apricot and Butter.

Finally I made the Raft from the Pool Box (see the first picture) I made it from AC Cardstock in Lemon and inked it with Distress ink.

It fits perfectly inside the Trailer and now this family is ready to head off on Vacation – and so is mine 😉

Thanks for visiting today – please leave a comment below. Maybe you’ve been to Croatia and have ideas for what to see???? I’d love to hear all about it.

Until next time – Happy Crafting and remember to enjoy some time outside the craftroom too 😉