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 ❤

 

 

So Long….Farewell

Hello 🙂

This post is a copy of the one from the SVG Attic Blog – a post to say goodbye to the team and to SVG Attic which sadly are closing the store. I am NOT stopping blogging or paper crafting 🙂 Just so you know.

Unfortunately every good thing must come to an end and being part of the SVG Attic Inspirational Team has definitely been a very good thing for me. I have really enjoyed making projects almost weekly (as I have a somewhat problem by controlling myself), coming up with new ways to put the files together or simply remaking some of the gorgeous files that flowed from the designers.

It is very sad to say goodbye to this, to my team mates – my “family” but I know we’ll keep connected somehow and I’m thrilled to have learned that the files get to live on in the Silhouette Design Store.

I did make one final project – so I can drive off in style:

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 I have wanted to make this truck for so long and just needed the right occasion – well it is now.

It’s downsized by 50% so it’s pretty small and it’s make from AC Cardstock in Pine, Black, Vanilla and Latte along with Silver Metallic Paper from Tim Holtz.

The tiny nails are made from drops of Enamel Accent by Ranger and I used Distress Ink on all the edges and for the faux woodgrain on the rail.

I also added some gems on the front and back lights.

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Instead of adding a pumpkin or tree in the back of the truck, I made some tiny suitcases (from the SDS Paris Voyage kit) These are downsized to 33% to fit the scale.

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They are made of AC Cardstock in Robin’s Egg, Cranberry, Denim and Chocolate and decorated with gold pearl paper. I used Enamel Accent as nails also on these.

I chose to use a vers from the Goodbye song in “The Sound of Music” because it just fits perfectly and put it in the suitcase tag.

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Now I can drive towards the sunset and think about a happy time on the Inspirational Team – trying to figure out what to do now. I will still be making SVG Attic stuff – that is for sure!

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I want to thank all of you for visiting the blog  – without you none of this would have happend. It’s  such a thrill to know that people out there like the stuff you make and I hope that you will continue to follow along on my private blog: My Creative Hideout and/or on my FB page.

To my fellow team mates: I love you and we’ll keep in touch. Thank you so much for giving me this chance to grow – because I really did during these two years I’ve been a part of the team.

See you all out there in Cyperspace! So Long……

 

 

Fit For A Princess

Let me brighten up your Monday today, with a little cute project I made last week. (before the Flu/Snot Monster came and claimed my soul)

For a while I’ve been secretly in love with the cute Vintage Vanity Case from Simply Crafty SVGs and combined with my favorite paper brand – Graphic 45 – what can go wrong?

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I chose the Princess collection for the case – rather fitting, don’t you think? The main case is made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla.

It’s very easy to make – even in this downsized version (75%) and would make a lovely gift for a little girl or maybe a not-so-little-girl 😉

I decorated the case with Rose Gold Metallic paper from Tim Holtz and added small dots of  Nuvo Glitter Crystal Drops as “nails”.

All edges are inked with Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) from Tim Holtz.

Finally I added some small Prima roses on the lid along with a few leaves and a tiny metal key and called it a day. Pretty cute if I may say so myself.

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But what do you think? Please let me know in a small comment below and have a great Monday – yes they do exist 😉

Thank you for joining me today

 

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 ❤

 

 

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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Picnic

Hiya! So glad you chose to visit me today. I’ll just have a tiny post for you today.

I want to show you the cute Picnic Basket from Simply Crafty SVGs – just perfect for Labor Day, Autumn, Spring, Summer….what have you! 🙂

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Mine is for Autumn as you can see – made from AC Cardstock in Chocolate and decorated with basket-patterned paper from Kaisercraft.

All edges are inked with Distress Ink from Ranger and I added a small Prima flower along with a few Autumn leaves to finish the look.

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This isn’t a large basket, but certainly big enough to hold sweets, a gift card or maybe a small homemade gift and it’s soooo easy to make and assemble. You need to give it a try!

That was what I wanted to show you today 🙂 Please do come back tomorrow as I have more Fall/Autumn on the way :-)………and please leave me a comment below. I LOVE to hear from you ❤

Shake it up!

Hello  – yes I’m already back again but this time with wonderful news: I am now part of the amazing and creative Design Team at Simply Crafty SVGs….wooo hoooo!!!!!

This will be my first DT project post and for this I have chosen to make the delicious Milkshake 😛

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This yummy 3D project is made from AC Cardstock in Aqua, White, Bubblegum, Grass and Crimson along with patterned paper from DCWV from the Copper Luxury Paper Stack.

I switched out the cherry on top with a Strawberry since it’s a Strawberry Shake and added some real sprinkles on top. The Strawberry I took from the Tiki Bar SVG File (from the Strawberry Daiquiri Drink on the counter) and enlarged a lot 😉 I drew some small black dots onto it and highlighted with a Sharpie Pen.

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Lastly I tied a cute pink ribbon onto the bottom and voila….time to dig in 😉

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This Shake is also a box – just lift up the shake and cream and you can put in a small gift or fill it up with treats. It’s quite large! So I thought to myself – can this one be downsized by 50%?

Yes it can!:

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This time it’s a Chocolate Shake but made the exact same way only it’s tiny. The cream part is difficult especially if you struggle with stiff fingers etc.

This one has the cherry on top and the sprinkles are small brown glass beads.

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The ribbon on this one is a piece of raffia – gosh it’s so yummylicious 😛 And the great thing about these shakes, is that they are completely free of Calories 😉

Thanks for visiting me (again) today – please let me know how you find the shakes in a comment below – I just love hearing from you ❤

 

August Sunflowers

August – the last month of Summer and time for the lovely Sunflowers to follow the sun all day. Such an amazing flower a Sunflower is. Not only is it beyond beautiful but it also provides us with food. Mmmmm Sunflower seeds.

August equals Sunflowers to me and that’s why I chose to make two small Sunflower projects to show you today.

The first is the Sunflower Hidden Giftcard card from the JGW Sunflower Sunshine kit:

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I made it from AC Cardstock in Mustard, Apricot, Spinach and Moss along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s Time to Flourish Collection.
I embossed the leaf with a embossing folder from Cuttlebug, inked all the edges with distress ink and tied a small Graphic 45 tag onto the gift card part of the card…..
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…. because you can pull out the hidden tray for the gift card.

I also made the Sunflower card into a Shaker card by making some rings and gluing them under the top flower along with a piece of acetate. The shaker glitter is among other from Nuvo and Finnabair.

To go with this cute card, I made a small gift box – the Sunflower 3D Hex Box with Bee

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This darling little starshaped box, is made from AC Cardstock in Cranberry, Mustard, Chestnut and Apricot and decorated with patterned paper also from the Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection.

Instead of making the original flower center, I chose to make a chunky glitter center by gluing all kinds of glitter and tiny glass pearls onto a thick coat of glue. Sorry the picture doesn’t do it enough justice because it’s really beautiful.

Here are the two projects together:

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Thank you for joining me today. I hope you like my two Sunflower projects – please let me know in a comment below.

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Seashore

Hello and a very happy Sunday to you – thanks for joining me today.

I went to the beach today. I normally do not go to the beach, because I hate all the sand that is very hard for a walking impaired person, like myself, to walk in. I don’t like swimming in the ocean either because of all the animals (though they are adorable on film) that swim or live in the water.

But I went to the beach today to get some good pictures of my latest project.

I was very much inspired by my last project when making this – because I thought the Beach house was laking a boat, so my first impulse was to make the cute 3d Rowboat from the new Grab the Bait kit.

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I made this in AC Cardstock in Dark Kraft, Bayou, Mint and Pool and decorated it with patterned paper from Prima Marketing Inc “Seashore”.

It’s a very straightforward project to make with a great tutorial from Jodi the Designer. I inked all the edges with matching chalk ink pads also from Prima and tied a bit of hemp onto the front of the boat as a hawser.

But I didn’t stop here because I have had my eye on the adorable 3D Birdhouse Gable Style from the Liberty Lane Kit and now I knew what to do with it 🙂 My initial idea was to make it as a housewarming gift for my Mother who just moved but now all I could see was…..a Boathouse.

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It’s made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Bayou and Dark Kraft and decorated as the boat, with Prima Marketing Inc. “Seashore”

I did make a few changes on the Birdhouse/Boathouse.

First of all I deleted the small hole for the perch pole. Then I added a hole for the door on both the house and the panel. Then I created a kinda entry way around the door (just downsized the back panel) and made hole for the door. This was done using my cameo and the make/release compound path features. The door is made from a rectangle and a circle I welded together on the Cameo and the large and tiny window I snatched from Cyndy’s “Cabana Milk Carton” from the CG Under the Sea kit. Then I tied some hemp rope around the entry way, added some bling and a seahorse to the front of the house. And of course a tiny door handle.

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I embossed the roof tiles with a Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder and used three different papers for the raised panels on the side of the house. Finally I added some vellum behind the door and the top window and left out the bottom reinforcement piece, so it was easy to put in a LED tealight. Now it looks like somebody’s home a night.

And then I went to the beach and took a couple of great shots of the whole project.

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I really hope you like my version of the Birdhouse – now Boathouse and the little Rowboat. Both projects are downsized to 75% of the original and are now a wonderful reminder of my hometown of Grenaa located right out to the ocean. Hmmmm…. Sonja’s lighthouse would be awesome next to these 😉

Thanks for stopping by today – please leave me a small comment below.

 

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