Happy Birthday Mom!

My Mom’s birthday is tomorrow and I just want to show you what I made for her (we celebrated today so now it’s ok for me to show you ๐Ÿ˜€ )

Dreaming Tree recently released the Cupid Crush Bundleย and this is where you’ll find the Love Blossom Pop Up Card. DSC_0004

I did alter my version a bit – leaving out some of all the hearts. I also added three flowers from the Apple Blossom Lantern,ย  also from Dreaming Tree, to the front of the card.

I made the card itself from a piece of Prima “Raspberry Tea Collection” paper. Then I added some white pearl paper that I embossed with a Tuscan Tile pattern.

The flowers are made from AC Cardstock in Rosebud and Shrimp and the leaves are in Grass. Then I added some white pearls along with some gold sequins, Doodlebug jewels and a gold embellishment I happened to have in my stash.

The card is a pop up card and here’s a look of the inside of the card:


It was this gorgeous lush flower that sold this card to me!

I made it from vellum that I inked with Prima chalk ink. The flower center is made from green vellum and the leaves are AC Cardstock in Grass and Key Lime.

So that was the card.

I also made her a flower decoration:


This is the Mothers’s Day Bon Bon Bouquetย again from Dreaming Tree.

I changed out the heart on the front with a Peony flower from the Peony Gift Boxย also a Dreaming Tree design.

The box is made from AC Cardstock in White and decorated with panels made from Prima “Raspberry Tea Collection” paper.

The Peony is made from AC Cardstock in Rosebud and Cotton Candy with leaves in Leaf and the center is Banana.

The Bon Bon Flowers are made from AC Cardstock in Rosebud, Shrimp, Cotton Candy, Lattรฉ and Robin’s Egg and the leaves and tendrils are made from Leaf and Mint.

All edges are inked with Prima Chalk ink.

I’m very sure my Mom loved it – she loves everything that I make her ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy 69’th Birthday tomorrow Mom!




Winter Kisses

Thanks for joining me today ๐Ÿ™‚ Just wanna show a little something I made inspired by all the loveย floating around these days and yet I want to keep it un-Valentined ๐Ÿ˜€

The other day I went shopping on a Danish webshop that sells American candies among other stuff and I found some Hersheys Kisses. That made me think of the Chocolate Kiss 3D Boxย from SnapDragon Snippets and voila!


This baby is so incredible easy to make! I used some grey pearl cardstock and AC Cardstock in Chocolate to make the box and made and added on some panels in silver foiled paper, that I embossed with a crackled pattern. Then I made the tag with the print and cut function on my Silhouette Cameo along with the small cute winter images that I clued onto the chocolate. I found these in the Silhouette Design Store id #70871 and #70219.

Just the thing for a winter-lover like me ๐Ÿ™‚

Now I need to hide the rest of the kisses, cause my eldest son has now developed a taste for them.

Have an awesome weekend – hope you get a lot of crafting done ๐Ÿ™‚


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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Maybe my need for snow is what gave me this idea for the Wardrobe 3D Box Decorย (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 Chestnutย  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 decoratedย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜€ 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 versatileย 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 โค


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. ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanks for joining me today and Happy Valentines Day to all of you who celebrate this day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 Weihnachtsglockeย (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 ๐Ÿ˜€


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 ๐Ÿ™‚


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 ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know what you think of my wacky idea ๐Ÿ˜€



Fun, Fair and Fairytales….

Yay….I’m back on my blog. My absence has not been voluntary but due to a nasty fall last week that has left me with a sprained big toe so walking is not the easiest. So I’ve still been able to craft (only death or paralysis can keep me away from that) but I haven’t been able to shoot any decent pictures of my projects. But today….finally…..I was able with some help.

You’ve properbly seen one or two of my downsized houses and since Winter is still around yet Spring is around the corner, I thought I needed some end of winter/spring decor around the house. So I made these three downsized projects.

First of is the Asian Pagoda from SVGCuts Spring Blossom Kit


This cutie is downsized to by 50% and that made it a bit more tricky to make even though I think it’s pretty easy. Just not much room for fat fingers in some of the corners ๐Ÿ˜‰

I made it from AC Cardstock in Grapefruit, Peach, Pansy, Spinach, Pacific and Vanilla along with patterned papers from Graphic 45s Secret Garden and Botanical Tea.

All edges are inked with chalk ink pads from Prima and the tiny gems are from my stash.

This is totally cute in this small size โค

Next I made the Ferris Wheel from Summer Street Carnival Kit:


This one is also downsized by 50% and I must admit that it was much easier and fun to make it in this small size or maybe I’ve just practiced a lot more since last time I made it in full size.

I used AC Cardstock in Grapefruit, Grass, Coffee, Banana and Vanilla along with patterned paper from Graphic 45s Time To Celebrate.

I inked all edges with chalk ink pad from Prima, used hibachi skewers for the wheel and the carts and used some Doodlebug Sprinkles as embellishment.

I originally wanted to install lights in this but thought about it and not everything I make has to have lights ๐Ÿ˜€

Finally I made the Castle from Dreaming Trees Enchanted Winterland Bundle:


Like the two other projects, I downsized this one too by 50% and it didn’t make it any less cute ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a bit tough to reach into some of the places and gluing down the middle building to the large tower, but otherwise it just went together like a charm.

I used AC Cardstock in Grapefruit, Turf, Ocean and Pansy along with patterned paper from Graphic 45s newest collection Fairie Dust and Best Creation White Glitter Paper.

I inked all the patterned paper edges with Chalk ink pads from Prima and found some small pearls to stick and glue on tooth picks for the flags and roofs of the towers.

In this one I have installed light and I went for the “Winter-is-over-and-the-snow-is-melting-in-Fairie-Land” kinda look ๐Ÿ˜€ I think I succeeded ๐Ÿ™‚

Tomorrow I’ll be back to show you a project that I finally managed to finish and that is something out of this world ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for visiting today – hope you’ll come back tomorrow to find out what I’ve been up to ๐Ÿ˜‰

Carnival, Shrovetide or Fastelavn….

…..a dear child has many names ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). 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, theย 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

The gorgeous Masquerade 3d Embellished Maskย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰



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” ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for visiting – hope you made it all the way through the post and didn’t get lost inย my ramblings of Fastelavn ๐Ÿ˜€


The Post-Christmas-blues…..

….yup! There is such a thing. I suffer from it BIG time! That creative void or vaccum where you don’t know what to make or create. Seems like you been totally busy and now….it’s quiet. Totally blank.

I sat down last night – tired from being up way too late New Years Eve and really really lazy. I started going through different projects I could create (I do that sometimes – kinda planning ahead) and there it was!

The cute 3D Snow Globe Box from the JGW Snow Flurries kitย (also found hereย in the Silhouette Design Store) and I decided to make my own version of it ๐Ÿ˜‰


All I really did was make an octagon-shaped hole in the middle and layer it with some vellum so light can shine through. Then I too one of the snow flakes from the Snow Flake Hanging Card from the SDS Ornament kitย (or design #22717 in the Silhouette Design Store) and cut out 4 of them and then glued them side to side to make a 3D snow flake to hang in the middle of the Snow Globe.

Finally I put in a color shifting LED light into the box and voila!


I do think it’s fun when imagination runs wild and you can come up with new ways to make things ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for joining me today – I hope you came into 2018 with happiness and a big bang ๐Ÿ˜€ and look forward to showing you lots of new projects ๐Ÿ™‚

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