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 ❤

The Latest Buzz

The Sun has been out most of the day today but I’ve been a buzzzzy bee 😉

Last week, Sandy of Simply Crafty Svgs, released a new darling collection with a Bee theme and I just had to make some of the items from it 🙂

Bees are darn right cute and adorable – especially the cartoony ones 😉 They are also extremely important for our environment. Sadly they are about to go extinct due to poisons released by humans on crops. But that is a whole other story….not a pleasant one 😦

Let’s stick to the adorable cute bees, buzzing happily around from flower to flower, gathering pollen to make yummy Honey.

First of is the darling Bee Hive:

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This Royal Bee home is made from AC Cardstock in Butter, Coffee, Blush, Spearmint, Melon and Chestnut.

I used a Sizzix Honeycomb embossing folder on the panels and decorated with patterned paper from DCWV Samantha Rose. I also used some Rose Gold Glitter paper for the flower stamens as well as the little crown (found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #10713 by Alaa’K) on the bee’s head. All edges are inked with Distress Ink in matching colors as well as highlighting the Honeycomb pattern.

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Furthermore I used some wood patterned paper from the same DCWV stack on the base of the Hive.

Now to wait for darkness so I can see it lit up by a LED candle 🙂

It’s a bit of a time consuming project but it’s so worth it and if you’re making more than one, you’ll get the hang of it and be done a lot quicker. Especially the little bee takes some time but GOSH she is so adorable ❤

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I used ordinary vellum for the wings and embossed them with a Cuttlebug Twig patterned embossing folder and for her eyes I used some tiny black enamel dots from my stash.

Next up is the Honey Jar:

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Following the same colors as before, this is made in AC Cardstock Butter, Spearmint and Latte.

I decorated with the same DCWV stack – Samantha Rose – and used the same embossing folder on the yellow panels as well as the same Distress Ink.

Furthermore I used my Foil Quill to write “Honey” on the label using Rose Gold Foil from Couture Creations and tied a hemp cord around the jar.

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Finally I added three tiny enamel dots on the lid.

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This one is a lot faster to make and is very easy – and what a pretty jar to give away as a hostess gift or as gift wrapping 🙂

Here’s the Hive and Jar together:

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That was it for me today – now to relax a tiny bit before bedtime – I’ve have been quite buzy 😉

Thanks for visiting. I do hope you’ll leave me a small comment below – I really love the feedback ❤

 

Simply Colorful

It’s no secret that I love colors – the more the better. I really wish I could wear the rainbow (no litterally 😀 ) but unfortunately not all colors look good on a pale Scandinavian woman (girl! – I meant girl! 😀 ) like me.

I just have to surround myself with colors instead – hence the colorful projects I’ve made over time 😉

When I decided to make the Simple Elegance Lantern from Simply Crafty Svgs, I did have another theme in mind.

I’ve been hoarding DCWV stacks lately and I wanted to make the lantern as a beach/sea theme and had the perfect papers picked out but then it hit me…..

….the Kaleidoscope paper from Graphic 45 ❤

And so be it:

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What a color explosion! I really really love this paper and the lantern kinda looks a bit like it’s wearing a Witch’s hat 😀

The lantern itself is made of Black AC Cardstock and decorated with the Kaleidoscope paper. It it very easy to make – I did it without the tutorial this time.

All edges are inked with Distress Ink in coordinating colors and I found some matching flowers and gems from Prima in my stash.

A cool and bit wacky lantern but I really dig it.

It’s also very cool at night with some colored lights inside:

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Thank you so much for joining me today – as always I really appreciate a comment below….maybe writing a suggestion on what I should make next?

Have a wonderful day ❤

Lighthouse Island

Today I want to share a little project I made for my living room.

Lately I’ve been downsizing practically everything I make, due to lack of storage space but also for the fun and challenge of working with something so small.

This time I wanted to make the Lighthouse and the Lighthouse Keeper’s Quarters from the Seaside kit by SVGCuts in 50% of the originals. I also wanted to make the cute little rowboat (minus the box) from the Picnic In The Park kit.

So I began and things just evolved…….

The Lighthouse:

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This is made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and Gold Fish and decorated with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s Sunkissed Collection.

I embossed the middle panels with a Cottage stone-patterned embossing folder from Crafters Companion and tied a hemp cord around the base.

I also added some Prima flowers in matching colors and a tiny seahorse bead.

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On top I added a ball chain with small metal sea shells and inside the tower I put a tiny LED light (not so visible in daylight but powerful at night). I also added a LED light inside the Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Quarters:

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This tiny house is made from AC Cardstock in Denim, Ocean, Vanilla and Carrot and decorated with Graphic 45 “Sunkissed”.

The door is embossed with a woodgrain-patterned embossing folder from Crafters Companion and the door knob is a small green enamel dot from my stash. I also added three other dots on the roof for a little fun effect.

The roof is embossed with a fish scale embossing folder – seriously can’t remember from where I got it – sorry! :-/

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I wanted to make a small stone path down to the dock so I used some small plastic pellets and glued them onto the base.

I also decorated with a tiny metal key, a small starfish and a metal flower – all from my pretty large stash.

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Here’s view from above – just look at that cool roof!

The Rowboat:

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This one I made in 33% of the original so it’s very tiny!

I used AC Cardstock in Ocean, Denim, Carrot and Vanilla and decorated with “Sunkissed” paper.

I also found a tiny metal lantern for the boat so it can be seen in the dark 😉

The Anchor is made from Bazzill Bling Cardstock in Tungsten and I glued 6 pieces together to make it look heavy and sturdy.

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Finally I made a path from the Lighthouse to the Quarters by gluing some Frosted Mica flakes from Finnabair onto the base.

I also decorated with more Prima flowers, a Compass from Ideaology and a few trinkets.

And here’s the entire project in one picture:

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I got the cliff base from a Iglo file from Creatieve Papier Uitspattigen and I think it works just fine even though it’s meant to be an ice shelf.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Charcoal, Concrete and Leaf and is kept in the original size.

If I was to make it again, I would design some small support boxes to put inside each box as it tends to sink a bit in the middle.

My vision: ……..LOL 😀

(the video is made on my phone with a special app – the light in the top of the Lighthouse does unfortunately not spin like that. It’s only a special effect)

Well – what do you think? Please tell me in a comment below 🙂

Thank you so much for visiting me today ❤

 

 

Faux Wood Luminaries with Snowflakes

I seriously can’t think of a more beautiful thing than a snowflake. Perfect in every way and all different from each other.

This was my inspiration when making the new Snowflake 3D Luminary Tote Box from SVG Attic.

I made three – all with a different snowflake:

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They are made in AC Cardstock Light Kraft and decorated with AC Dark Kraft and Chestnut. The handles are made from Bazzill Bling Cardstock in Tungsten.

I downsized them by 50%.

The one in the middle is the original one, the left snowflake is found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #36347 and the right snowflake is also from the Silhouette Design Store design ID #22593 – both a tiny bit altered.

These are tiny! I couldn’t fit a normal size LED tealight into them, so I went with the color-shifting ones. It goes without saying that the handle was a challenge in this size 😉

Thanks for joining me today – please tell me what you think of these in a comment below.

Have a great Sunday!

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