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 😉

 

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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 😉

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 ❤

 

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 ❤