Tick Tock…..

I am finally getting into the game again. Being sick is just horrible for someone like me. Someone who always has to have something to make….to create….to play with. Being forced to lay in bed for a week is torture not to mention one more week of endless coughing, sneezing and a brain that’s just gone completely blank. URG!

Well finally there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and I managed to stay up and do a bit of crafting. And I threw myself at Dreaming Tree’s cute little Dogwood Mantel Clock:


I used AC Cardstock in Chestnut to make the clock along with patterned paper from Graphic 45 “Rare Oddities” and some wood patterned paper from Kaisercraft. I also used some gold pearl paper for some of the clock detail and more pearl paper in mint, purple and light purple for the flowers. Finally I found some large jewels in my stash for the center of the flowers.

The only thing I thought that was missing for this clock, was the ability to light it up from the inside, so I made it possible by cutting the clock face through all the front layers and added some vellum behind the clock face.

Now I can tell time in the dark too 😉


This was such a nice little rebound project for me and I feel somewhat like my old self again – about time!!!

Thanks for joining me – please remember to leave a small comment if you liked my little project.


Pucker Up

Believe me!…..this is very unusual for me 😀 Here is a Valentines Day post from me 😀

I could swear that I would never post anything pink, red and gooey but I just got a new toy: The Cricut Maker. So naturally I had to play.

I know absolutely nothing about the Design Space – the Maker’s software, so I had to find things to play with to learn and this cute Lips Gift Box from Bird’s SVGs was just perfect.


I made the box from AC Cardstock in Rouge and red pearl paper. It is really really easy to make and assemble.

Then I filled it with chocolates:


Now ready for someone 😀 LOL

Making this really teached me a thing or two about the Maker and love a lot of the features…..I’ll keep playing 🙂

Happy Valentines Day to all of you ❤

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Hello and Happy Sunday!

Welcoming February and hoping it will bring some snow. Oh I miss snow! Winter in Denmark is not what it once was. Back in the ’80ties we had some huge snowstorms….and a couple in the ’90ties too but now it’s just rain, wind and a whole lot of grey 😦

Maybe my need for snow is what gave me this idea for the Wardrobe 3D Box Decor (this file comes in two parts) from Snapdragon Snippets


Remember the tale of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and how the kids went to a magical land inside the wardrobe? – There was snow!!!

I just knew that was what I was going to make of the wardrobe.

I used AC Cardstock in Chestnut  and wood patterned paper to make the wardrobe and I found some hinges from Tim Holtz, a lock also from Tim Holtz, a drawer handle and some metal ornaments to decorate with.


I also made a little sign to point to the direction of Narnia – the Magical land inside the Wardrobe


The handle on the door is made from a metal ornament on which I glued a black resin flower.

Finally I decorated  the top of the drawer with a ornament frame in metal with a picture of Aslan – “the Great Lion of Narnia” as another clue to my wardrobe.


Now my only wish is to be able to disappear into the wardrobe to experience the gorgeous wintery forrest that hides behind the door.

Thanks for joining me today – I hope to see lots of other versions of this wonderful Wardrobe box that Jodi G. Warner made and please remember to let me know what you think of this project.

Moroccan Lantern

What is more fun, that being able to make something your own. To be able to alter one design into something more you or something that speaks to you more. How ever you want to put it….it’s fun and challenging 🙂

I got the opportunity, when Bird released her new collection Truly, Madly, Deeply . And it was indeed a challenge! I used most of day and a night to figure out how to change the pattern in the Heart Shaped Lantern and I think I pulled it off rather nicely:


Now this is not for newbies! You have to use several features in the Silhouette software like release compound path, cropping and welding and eventually you end up with something you like 😀 The only thing I’m not satisfied with, is that I would like to have the main patterned be an offset of the panel pattern – like Birds lantern – but I simply couldn’t make that happen. The pattern I’m using is Moroccan Background by Ginny Nilson design ID #11449 in the Silhouette Design Store but you can use lots of other backgrounds or patterns. Just play around with it.

I used AC Cardstock in Grape along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s Midnight Masquerade and vellum in Teal to make the lantern.


I decorated it with a butterfly from Prima and flowers also from Prima.


I definitely had fun with this one and love that Bird’s files are so versatile and can be altered into something different. Give it a shot!!!!

And how about this night shot:


Gorgeous isn’t it?

Thanks for stopping by and please remember to leave comment ❤


My Punny Valentine

Happy Sunday and YAY! – We almost made it through January (for me one of the longest months of the year)

Today I want to share with you a little something I brewed together last night. Just something that hopped into my head as I was trying to find new projects to make.

As I’ve said before – I’m soooo not into Valentines Day. And I still ain’t but……I just couldn’t help myself on this little fellow:


The 3D To-Go-Coffee Cup is from SDS Coffee Break.

I made it from AC Cardstock in White and Chestnut and decorated it with a sleeve I made from Doodlebug Design Paper Cream & Sugar.

I also decorated the cup with some hearts – one is the Heart Zipper Ornament from SnapDragon Snippets that I made from AC Cardstock in Latte and decorated with Doodlebug Design Paper also from Cream & Sugar and used some grey and black shiny paper from the zipper. I just left out the back piece with the hole for hanging.

The other heart is just a duplicate of the Latte heart from above, where I wrote the sentiment with a Silhouette Sketch Pen in brown.

Now to hide it from that special someone who is going to receive this on Feb. 14th., because I love him as much as I do coffee. 😀

Thanks for joining me today and Happy Valentines Day to all of you who celebrate this day. 🙂

To the Great Beyond….


I just love how crafters inspire each other. I got the idea for this project from Trina Struckman from one of the papercraft groups I’m in on Facebook. She made a gorgeous version of the Weihnachtsglocke (Christmas Bell) from Sunshine Hobby Works. When I saw her post, I didn’t see the bells – I saw something completely different.

Do you remember the 1994 movie Stargate? I think it inspired a TV-series among other stuff? Anyways….it’s about this ancient ring-shaped device that creates a wormhole enabling travel to a similar device elsewhere in the universe. Now THAT was what I saw 😀


I made this from Granite AC Cardstock, grey Pearl cardstock and some glitter paper in Black. I used glow-in-the-dark vinyl for the signs and gold vinyl for the arrows.


Inside I added two rows of LED strips for light.


It was so much fun to make and all I really did was leaving out the bells.

It looks cool in the dark too 🙂


I think it will be a hit next weekend when my son has kids from his class over for a Birthday party since he requested a space/Halloween theme 😀

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know what you think of my wacky idea 😀



Carnival, Shrovetide or Fastelavn….

…..a dear child has many names 😉

This is the next celebration here in Denmark. It usually falls in the School Winter Holiday week 7 and is celebrated mostly by children. It wasn’t always so, but that’s another story – Google will tell you all about it. It’s actually quite interesting 🙂

Fastelavn or Carnival is celebrated by dressing up and going house to house singing a little song about getting buns (special cake-type bun usually a Danish 😉 ). If the kids don’t get a bun, candy or money, they will make trouble. It’s kinda like Trick or Treating.

The homes are decorated with Fastelavnsris which are bouquets of Willow branches, decorated with paper cats and colorful paper strips. The story about the Fastelavnsris is that if the parents sleep to late on Fastelavn morning, the children can whip them with it – yikes!

Another fun tradition is “Beat the cat of the Barrel” A barrel filled with candy (in the old days they put a living cat in there – the monsters!!!) and hung from the celling and the kids take turn beating on it with a stick (kinda like a baseball bat) until the barrel breaks and all the candy falls out. The kid who breaks the barrel is crowned Cat King and the kid that makes the barrel fall to the ground is growed Cat Queen.

Oh wow….that was a long explanation of Fastelavn…..and now I get to the point 😀

I made some decor for Fastelavn this year…..it’s been a while since I’ve done that but I just had to. It spoke to me 😀

The gorgeous Masquerade 3d Embellished Mask from Jodi G. Warner of SVG Attic and SnapDragon Snippets. (find it in Silhouette Design Store or at SnapDragon Snippets)


This was great fun to make especially decorating it 🙂

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Robin’s Egg and patterned paper from Graphic 45’s Midnight Masquerade. I also used glitter paper in pink and turquoise.


I decorated it with some matching flowers from Prima that happened to be in my stash along with some different matching ribbons and rhinestones. I really got to see what I have stashed away, looking for the right embellishments – but that’s ok because it sparks new ideas 😉



I feared that the mask would be hard to assemble but it just flew together – no trouble at all.

So now I have the first piece ready for February when the “Carnival comes to town” 🙂

Thanks for visiting – hope you made it all the way through the post and didn’t get lost in my ramblings of Fastelavn 😀


Welcome little hatchling……

……and welcome little baby Cooper.

My gift for the Daley’s latest newcomer is the cute T-Rex 3D figure and it’s 3D Dino Egg from the JGW Dino Dig kit:


The entire project is made from AC Cardstock in Leaf, Spinach, Key Lime,  Vanilla, White, Mulberry, Pomegranate, Sky and Blue Jay.

I happened to have some lime brads in my stash that could be used for the assembly.

I used some blue/white twine to tie the tag unto the egg and all edges are inked with Prima Ink pads.

This might look intimidating but seriously it’s sooooo easy to make. The tutorial for the assembly is right here for the egg and here for the T-Rex.

Right after Christmas I’ll be shipping these across the pond to the US and to the cute baby boy. The egg, that’s now empty after the T-Rex hatched, might hold a tiny surprise for the darling Cooper ❤

Congrats on your perfect and healthy baby boy Mike and Kenzie and a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your Family 🙂

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Who is Who?

Today I want to share with you some nametags/ place cards I made for my youngest son’s school.


I’m known for not keeping my mouth shut and one day I couldn’t help myself commenting on how boring the nametags were. The Teachers reaction: Well….you’re creative….why don’t you make some for us? 😀 Challenge accepted.




I found the cute Pencil Card in the JGW Back 2 School Kit and simply downsized it a bit (75%) and cut to slits in the backside for a small piece of cardstock to fit for the name. I did this so the tag/card can be used for more than one student.

I used AC Cardstock in Melon, Vanilla, Charcoal, Grapefruit, Ash and White and let my Silhouette do all the work for me. All I had to do was assemble the card/tag.

Happily it was a succes and they loved it. No more boring white nametags in an otherwise colorful school.

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Teeny tiny project…..

…cause I just can’t leave my dearest “Cammy” alone for one single day 😀

So since Easter is almost over, I threw myself at Dreaming Tree’s latest Freebie The Blossom Tag

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The first one I made in all white cardstock. I colored the background with Promarker pens and added another cutout piece on top of the other to hide all the paint overs. I also added an extra back piece/background so the marker doesn’t show through. The I added the flowers and some bling as flower centers….and voila – a cute tag 🙂

I made one more in black and white cardstock

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This one is definitely my favorite 🙂 Which one is yours???? Leave it in a comment 🙂