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 😉

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From the Sea

It’s been a rainy day today. All day. Hasn’t stopped yet.

I don’t mind because that means I don’t have to feel guilty to lock myself in my craft room and do what I enjoy the most…..paper crafting.

I made something I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time and I had just the perfect paper for it.

This Sailboat – Zeilboot is from the Dutch webshop Creatieve Papier Uitspattigen and is not only a boat but also a box.

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It’s very easy to make (there’s a picture tutorial enclosed in the file), weighs practically nothing and isn’t too large.

I made mine from AC Cardstock in Turf and White along with patterned paper from DCWV “Costal” and some pearl paper. I inked the edges with Distress Ink in a brown color.

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I decorated with a few Prima flowers and some Prima gems + pearls.

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She is a thing of beauty and is ready to sail out into the world – wonder where she’ll go?

When deciding on which of the papers in the stack I would use, I was inspired by one of the pictures on the front of the stack – had to do this!

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This is the Crate from the Caramel Apple Pie kit by SVG Cuts. Just perfect for all those beach tresures you find in Summer.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in White and more papers from the “Costal” stack.

I inked all edges with Distress ink in a brown nuance and embossed the rectangular side panels with a wood grain embossing folder from Darice.

I also cut out some words from the stack and adhered them onto the front with pop dots.

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Finally I decorated the crate with a few flowers and gems from Prima and added some small “nail heads” to the side planks and the wording.

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Although you can’t really tell from the picture, this gorgeous beach themed paper from DCWV has several sheets with pearl accents and it’s so beautiful. Used some on the sides of the crate and also on the inside front and back pieces.

It’s still raining outside – will properbly continue all night. I didn’t get my steps in either. I don’t care. I spent my day making a Summery project so I had lots of sunshine in my room 🙂 Don’t they just look perfect together?

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Thanks for joining me today – I hope it was worth you time. I’d really love if you’d leave a comment below – let’s me know that YOU visited me today ❤

 

 

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 ❤

Fabulous at 50

Thursday my friend turned 50 and tonight we’re celebrating her. Wow – 50 already! 😮 (I’m naturally YEARS away from that – still a kitten of 29 😉 )

This fabulous lady loves her shoes, bags and (like me) Rock Music 🙂 So how to combine these into a present?

First I found the items I wanted to make. SVGCuts is one of my favorite go-to places and she didn’t disapoint 🙂 Then I found the paper – all perfect together. And what more perfect than a 50’s theme for at 50th Birthday????

Ok – first of is the Stylish Handbag from the  Brunch Party SVG Kit:

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I used AC Cardstock in Black and Robin’s Egg and decorated with papers from Authentique’s “Fabulous” Collection along with glitter paper in teal, glossy paper in black and gold foiled cardstock.

I inked all the edges with Distress Ink in matching colors and added a few cut outs from the paper kit to the tags, that I attached with a ball chain and decorated with an fluffy embellishment from my stash.

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I made the bag in 75% and it’s perfect for holding my gift for my friend.

I also made her a card and my choice fell on the “Party Card – 33” and the sleeve from the “Happy Birthday Card – 45” from the Rockin and Rollin SVG Kit:

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This is made from AC Cardstock in Black and Vanilla and decorated with the same papers as the bag except the sleeve which is made from paper from the “Dapper” Collection also by Authentique.

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I decorated the sleeve with a few stickers from the kit and some flowers from Prima plus a few coordinating enamel dots.

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The Envelope is made from the “Fabulous” paper.

Now I’m really excited to see her reaction to this present – I mean – that is one bag she doesn’t have in her HUGE collection 😉

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Thanks for joining me today – please remember to leave me a small comment below and have an awesome and crafty weekend ❤

 

Cheers

The Spring months of March, April and May are Birthday months among our Family and friends – so they are busy months for me 🙂 And I don’t mind 🙂

I love creating stuff for others and especially if I can give the things I’m making a personal touch. Something special for the recipient 🙂

This Sunday we celebrate my hubby and besides the love for Pokémon hunting and football/soccer, he loves beer. So what more natural than to make a beer themed Birthday present for him 😀

I started out with the Beer Growler from Simply Crafty Svgs:

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This large container is made from AC Cardstock in Chocolate and decorated with gold foiled paper and a print and cut label I threw together.

I am very surprised how easy this growler was to make and it’s huge! No worrying about if the gift will fit inside – it will 😀

Then I made the Beer Glas also from Simply Crafty Svgs:

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This perfectly shaped, yummy, foaming beer glas is made from AC Cardstock in Canary, Sunflower and Vanilla.

I used two different Cuttlebug embossing folders with bubbles – one with big bubbles for the foam lid and one with small random bubbles for the glas panels.

I also inked the panels on both the lid and the glas with Distress Ink in Dried Marigold.

This glas is also rather large, very easy to make and will fit part of his present too.

Now all that’s left to do is buy the presents and wrap everything in cellophane (maybe)

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Thank you so much for joining me today – please feel free to leave a little message for me below and have a fantastic day ❤

……will be back real soon with another Birthday project 😉

 

 

Coffee…Coffee…COFFEE!!!

Ever felt that craving, the need – the MUST HAVE?

For coffee that is 😉 Oh dearies – I feel it everyday! And I especially felt it when seeing that awesome Percolator that Sandy of Simply Crafty SVGs put in her store last fall.

I have seen many editions of the Percolator made and each and everyone made me thirst for my favorite drink. So I decided that while sipping a Café Latte, I would make my own.

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I chose to make it realistic but tiny (due to lack of storage space). So it’s downsized to 50% of the original.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Charcoal and Black and decorated with Silhouette Printable Foil in Silver.

And it’s very tiny – only a bit taller than a Stickles glue 😉

I found the tag in a 6×6 paper pad from Echo Park – “Coffee” Collection – it just fit so well. Another could be: I’ll take my coffee black as my soul 😀

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So easy and fun to make – still thinking of other ways to make it and might be doing so in the future. I’m a coffee addict – there I said it!

Thanks for joining me today – please let me know what you think of this tiny Percolator in a comment below and until next time: Happy Crafting ❤

3 X 3 = Hygge

What is “Hygge”?

Hygge is a Danish word for coziness – for snuggling under a blanket, being with friends or Family or maybe just being yourself watching your favorite series in candle light, cuddled up in a warm blanket ❤

Hygge is definitely what comes to my mind when I see candles – being real or LED – and that is exactly what I’ve been working on for the last week. Not just one but 3 😉

Not just candles – they have to have something to stand on, so I made 3 candlesticks too.

Not just candles and candlesticks – I added a ring of leaves – or should I say 3.

Enough yapping – here they are:

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Candle 3D Chunky with Drips rests nicely on the Candle Stand 3D for Display with a alternated Candle Ring 3D Evergreens sandwiched between.

Let me start with the candle ring, as I made it somewhat different than the original.

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It’s made from AC Cardstock in Leaf and Kale.

I used my Silhouette software to remove the Evergreen sprigs from the ring and add Leafy Sprigs instead as I wanted a more Springy feel to the project. It’s all about daring to use different features in the Silhouette Software (I bet lots of other cutting software offers features like this) like Make or Release “Compound path”, Welding or editing Points. All in all just play around – you can’t fail cause you can always go back.

Then I made the Candle in AC Cardstock Caramel and inked the edges with Distress Ink in a light brown shade. The candle sure is easy to make! You just have to have your pieces organized.

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Finally I made the Candle Stand or Stick in AC Cardstock Vanilla and inked the edges with the same Distress Ink. This is also very easy to make and it is so sturdy!

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That’s it – times 3. Ready for Spring, Easter and Summer. You could add flowers to the rings for more decoration – I just like them the way they are.

Thanks for joining me today – please let me know what you think of this project in a comment below and have a super cozy Sunday.

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Let it Snow

Ahhhh January! Once a season full of snow and ice but now……grey, dull, warm and rainy. Uggg!

I really miss snow – sooo much. Knowing that a lot of people hate it because it makes everything slippery and cold, I still love how it lights up everything and dimming down all noise and sounds. I love the sound it makes when walking in it and I love the different beautiful shapes of snowflakes.

So with hope still intact, I made two snowflake projects I want to show you.

First of is the new gorgeous Snowflake Slot Form Swirls 3D Ornament:

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I made it in 75% of the original and used AC Cardstock in White and white glitter paper from Best Creation.

It is incredible easy to cut and assemble – just takes a few hours from start to finish and it looks so much like a wood ornament.

I do like to dab a little glue here and there so nothing accidentally moves and it remains super sturdy.

Next I made the 3D Snowflake Northern Cross Star from the JGW Snowflake Stars kit:

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I made this in it’s original size and it do require a lot of paper – but the result is just amazing!!!

I made it from AC Cardstock in White and Charcoal and decorated with white glitter paper from Best Creation and Silver Metallic paper from Tim Holtz.

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Seems like I want to light up everything, so I added holes in the different layers in the lid of the box plus one hole on the side of the box through both lid and base for the string of LED lights to come through.

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I also added panels of Silver Metallic paper on the inside of the base for the lights to reflect on, hoping for a greater light effect.

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Now I hope for some snow to match my new pretty snowflakes – if you have any to spare – just send it my way please.

Thanks for joining me today – hope to see you again next time.

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Under Lock and Key

New Year is a time for resolutions. For promises we have a really hard time keeping 😉 and one of these resolutions are usually the promise of loosing weight or eating more healthy.

I too try to make this promise – every year! And every year, I fail!

It might have something to do with making the promise to hard to keep – setting the goal too high.

So this year, I’ve decided to use a humoristic approach instead and throw in a little Valentines Day into it as well, even though I usually do not do Valentines Day.

I started of with the Heart Lock Box from Simply Crafty Svgs:

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I used AC Cardstock in Olive and decorated with patterned paper from Imaginisce “Perfectly Posh”, Bling Cardstock in a light grey from Bazzill and Silver Metallic Cardstock from Tim Holtz.

I cut the key 4 times for dimension and sturdiness and found the quote in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #275125 which I made using the Print and Cut feature in the Software.

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But this wasn’t my main idea, so I made the box from the Tire Box also from Simply Crafty Svgs and left out all the decorations.

Then I made a slit for the handle from the previous box to go in and…..ta daaaaa…..A new Lock Box:

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I used AC Dark Kraft Cardstock for the box and decorated with Bazzill Bling Cardstock and Tim Holtz Metallic Cardstock.

I made a panel for the key, which I also had altered a bit in the Silhouette Software, by making an internal offset of the shape. Then I embossed both panel and keyhole panel with a Diamond Plate embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I sanded the embossed panels a little bit and added a chain for the key.

I made the label in the Silhouette Software by layering design ID #2948 and my own text and used the Print and Cut feature.

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A “nice” reminder to myself NOT to go in the Fridge for snacks or munchies. I did make it as a open lock, since the rest of the family should be able to go into the fridge 😀

Thanks for joining me today – I really hope 2019 is going to bring even more creativity to us all and that we find the time to use it. 🙂

 

A good oldfashioned Floral Christmas Decoration

Hiya! So great of you to visit today.

Are you ready for Christmas? Have you decorated your house yet? Yup….I’m all done but I also got amazing help from Hubby even thought he detests Christmas. All decorations are up, all the lights are up and I’ve got all my favorite Christmas figures and paper projects out. And HEY! – it’s not even December yet!

We have an old tradition of making Floral Christmas Decorations here in Denmark. Usually we make one with a candle that counts down to Christmas Eve and we burn down a little every day. Others make these decorations with ordinary candles as well or maybe tealight candles. We use all kinds of greenery, moss, twigs and berries from nature and organize it to our likings. My Sister is a regular Goddess when it comes to making floral arrangements and Christmas Decorations. Me – not so much. I have my things with paper.

So I asked Jodi if she could make something like these decorations in paper – and YAY! – she did.

And here is my go at the Centerpiece Tray with Candles and Greenery Kit:

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I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Evergreen, Pine, Forest, Olive and Latte and decorated the tray with patterned paper from Maja Design “Christmas Season”

I simply followed the instructions on Jodi’s page (found herehere and here) She explains it so much better than me.

I didn’t alter anything this time but made just the same – because it’s so like the “real” decorations. I did add some berries, small toad stools and twigs and lots of glitter.

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Let me just say – this is not something you make in a couple of hours. It’s pretty time consuming with all the making of the sprigs and leaves but it’s soooo worth it.

So now I can check of the Christmas Table Centerpiece as well and I really hope to see your version too.

Thanks for joining me today and please leave a few thoughts below

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