To Fine-Tune

……actually I don’t know if this is the right word for what I’m about to write about but it’s what the dictionary suggested to me 😉

Soon – actually already this Friday June 5th. – it’s Father’s Day here in Denmark. I usually make a little fun project for the Father of my boys and this year will be no different.

While thinking about what to make this year, an older Danish comedian show popped into my head – something that Dan and I used to laugh much about and I would use it every time Dan would go into this male mode – the Fine-Tuning mode or Fine Thinking mode. The state where men lock them selves into their inner man cave, to think about something important (for them at least 😉 ) This could, according to this comedian, be practiced while sawing into a particleboard – making a shelf or birdhouse or anything less complicated. Simply time for the man himself and when he finally finishes and hangs up the shelf or whatever, he expect to be complimented and be petted on the chin as recognition of this work well done. Actually he think he deserves this recognition every time he’s done any work – ESPECIALLY work for the wife 😀

Long story short – I know the joke is lost in translation – I made the Tool Caddy from Simply Crafty Svgs and filled it with two Beers made from the Soda Can also from Simply Crafty Svgs:

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I used AC Cardstock, patterned paper from Craft Consortium with Metal Textures and print and cut-outs.

For the handle and the label, I used a 3D embossing folder with woodgrain texture from Tim Holtz and all edges are inked with Distress Ink.

I really love how realistic I got these beers to look 🙂

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Tuborg is a Danish Beer Brand owned by Carlsberg and this Classic variation is Dan’s favorite so off course it had to be those. Even though we’re not together anymore, I still make stuff for him from the kids.

This ingenious can is box so the bottom slides off and an actual beer can could be stored inside but I think I will settle for something lighter.

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So now the Caddy is all ready to be carried out into the work shed/garage with a couple of beers to make the fine-tuning/fine-thinking a little easier 😉

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Happy Father’s Day to all Dads out there and thank you very much for joining me on my blog today.

Did you like this project? Please let me know in a comment below

 

Time for Celebrating

Honestly – I had another plan for this blog post today – as it’s April Fools Day but it didn’t work out as planned and I don’t think anybody is really in the mood for pranks this year. So I made some pretty projects instead 🙂

April has always been a busy month in my family when it comes Birthdays or other celebrations so it’s always nice to have some cards ready.

I used to be very productive when it came to cards – always knowing a few days ahead who had a Birthday coming up, so I could mail a card but since the Postal system here in Denmark got screwed up, the postage is so high, that I can’t afford to do this anymore. It doesn’t matter cause nobody can be sure to get the card on time anyways.

So now I only make cards to accompany gifts and I like to personalize them, but it’s also great to have a few quick and easy cards ready….especially when you tend to forget the Birthdays now 😉

So I made some of Simply Crafty SVGs freebie cards to have on hand.

First of is the Layered Bunny Card:

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This is such a cute card and very easy to make. I added a few extra layers as I wanted to make it in colors of the rainbow – but in pastels to fit the season.

I used AC Cardstock and a piece of black shiny paper for the face.

I accented the eyes and eggs with a white Sharpie Pen, wrote the sentiment with Sketch Pen and used a few Pop Dots on the label.

I used the cut out bunnies to make a matching Gift tag and added eyes, nose and a burlap butterfly.

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Next is the Layered Cross Card: (freebie through April 5th.)

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This one will be brilliant for the upcoming Confirmations – though they seem to be held in Autumn this year to the Covid-19 Virus.

I used AC Cardstock i different shades of blue and for the top layer, I used an Embossed piece of Paper from DCWVs Stack Embossed White and inked the edges slightly.

Then I added the sentiment, which I wrote with a Sketch Pen, using Pop Dots for dimension.

I also made a Gift Tag from the cut out crosses and added some enamel dots, stickles and Glossy Accent for added interest.

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Finally I made the Pitcher of Flowers Card:

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This isn’t a freebie but if you hurry, it’s still on sale

I really love this card. It’s so beautiful with the beautiful flowers and leaves and the possibilities are endless when it comes to picking colors and papers.

I chose the gorgeous patterned paper from Graphic45s Nature Sketchbook and matching AC Cardstock.

I couldn’t find a red to match that of G45, so luckily I had the extra Pattern and Solids Pad that I used for one of the flowers.

I also added a bit of Stickles Glitter Glue to some of the berries.

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As flower center I used some wooden dots from my stash. As you can see on the picture below, I only glued down the stem of the leaves in order for the leaves to be more dimensional.

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Now I know this one is going to be a huge success and won’t be the last one I make for sure.

Now I’m a bit more prepared to the upcoming Celebrations here in April – I really hope I don’t forget them 😀

Thanks for joining me today – please, as always, leave a comment below.

Challenge Card

Just popping in to show the card I made for the March Stack-a-holic challenge from DCWV.

I really like a good challenge to push myself further, cross boundaries and use new or old techniques so these monthly challenges are very welcomed 🙂

Usually these Stack-a-holic challenges have a sketch for you to follow – this is this month’s sketch:

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I try to follow the sketch as much as possible but at the same time I like to think outside the box.

Here’s my entry:

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The card base, one flag and the shaker box frame is made from AC Cardstock. The rest is patterned paper from the Preserved Papers Stack by DCWV.

I distressed the edges of all the panels and fussy cut the butterflies.

I added some glitter and gold music notes to the shaker and places a few resin roses and enamels dots here and there.

The rose leaves are from the Silhouette Design Store design ID #200492 by Alaa’ K and I cut them in green pearl paper.

I hope you like this card and I would really love if you would go here and cast you vote on my card simply by liking it. The prize is a new stack from DCWV and since the new ones aren’t available here in Denmark or Europe, I would really love to win one.

Thank you so much ❤ and remember to stay safe 🙂

Coffee and Cake on the Go

A little while ago, Sandy, from Simply Crafty Svgs, designed two sizes of Takeout Coffee Cups and you know me…..I love everything Coffee ❤ so of course I had to make them…or one of them 😉

I went with the large cup:

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I used AC Cardstock and patterned paper and some chipboard stickers from the Doodlebug Collection “Creme and Sugar.”

All edges are inked with distress ink for more dimension and I added a straw from American Crafts, as my cup contains Latté ;-)……

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….well not quite really – it’s Coffee Bon Bons 😉

Coffee can be served alone but sometimes we do want a bit of sweet with the coffee (especially a sugar junkie like me) so I made a little Cupcake too:

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Well it’s supposed to be a cupcake but it could look like a Soft Ice in a container too 😉

This one is made from the Milkshake file and the Leprechaun Hat Treat Box.

I simply resized the files to fit together and added some real sprinkles on top.

I didn’t glue it shut but left it open so that when you lift the Milkshake and Cream part up….

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….it can be used to hide treats or a little present inside 🙂

This one is also made from AC Cardstock and Doodlebug paper + stickers.

Here’s the pair together – a cute and easy gift box set:

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They are adorable right? I know quite a few people whom these would be perfect for 🙂

Thanks for visiting today – did you like the projects? Would you have done them differently? What are your thoughts? Please let me know in a comment below.

Thank you ❤

Snowdrop Box Card

Here in Denmark, the first bringers of Spring is among Eranthis and Crocus the Snowdrop.

This little white bulb flower usually pops up from the dirt when the sun melts the snow (IF there’s been snow that is) like the other early Spring flowers, but this one really looks like a fairy dress to me. So delicate and beautiful – clearly my favorite!

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As I was considering making the Orchid Box Card from Simply Crafty Svgs, I loaded the files into my Silhouette Software and started to organize the parts – as I usually do when starting a new project. That’s when I discovered it.

I noticed that I could bend one of the crown leaves of the Orchid and make it look like a Snowdrop and from there on my mind did it’s thing.

I started pulling on some of the edit point on the leaf to make the two outer parts a bit longer and more pointy. I also edited the small flower buds a bit to make the round end a bit more wavy. Finally I edited the flower stem + the one on the insert to remove the leaves.

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The leaves are also edited to be slimmer and longer as Snowdrop leaves are 🙂

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It makes more sense looking at the picture 😀

Adorable right? I doubled the stems – one of each side of the insert and doubled the flower as well to make it look more dimensional.

Then I just added the leaves to the insert and there it was 🙂

I used AC Cardstock and DCWV patterned paper from the Samantha Rose Stack. I really love the way the foiled paper looks like snow melting on dirt. For the edges I used Distress Ink. The sentiment on the card reads “Congratulations” and is made with the Print and Cut option.

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So now I have two options when making the Orchid/Snowdrop Box Card 🙂

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Let me know what you think in a comment below – I would really love to hear some opinions.

Thanks for dropping by today ❤

Happy New Year

I am so happy that you chose to join me, on this the last day of 2019.

It’s been a wild ride – this past year and I do hope that 2020 is going to bring a lot more happiness than 2019 did….for me at least. I do know of 2 very happy things that are going to happen in 2020….and I look very much forward to them! What they are, you ask?

My lips are sealed! 😀

Anyways. I just wanna use this – my last post of the year – you wish you all a very Happy New Year and I hope I’ll see you again for many fun and wacky craft projects in the new year.

I really hope I’ve succeeded in inspiring some of you and bring a little joy to the rest. I had a blast with these posts and projects and I’m not about to stop!

Sending you off into 2020 with a little easy but fun project. This is the New Year Freebie from Simply Crafty Svgs: 2020 New Years Glasses

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This fun and decorative file is very useful on a night like tonight. You can wear it or use it as table decoration. A very fun photo prop.

I reinforced mine by cutting 5 fronts in AC Cardstock and the number panels in DCWV patterned paper (from the Posh and Pink Stack).

I also cut 4 panel pieces of the temples both left and right (made by internally offsetting the temples without the gluing piece) plus one patterned piece of each side. (Gosh I hope that made sense) I glued two pieces on each side of the temple and the patterned piece on the outside (the one showing) – I did that on each side.

I inked all edges with Distress Ink and added a few rhinestones onto the front as showed.

Lastly I found these fun silver glitter berries in my stash and glued them onto the back of the “2’s” – just for a little fun bling bling.

Now I ready to go to my New Years party tonight and ring in the New Year.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog this year – please come back again next year 😀

HAPPY NEW YEAR ❤

Chestnuts Roasting……

Today I’m going to show you something very different from what I had prepared.

Go figure! I’ve had my eye on this Christmas Fireplace from Simply Crafty Svgs for a long time. Ever since I saw it on the draft board among other designs and I instantly knew THAT was going to be a Christmas project.

So when this was released I got busy…..REALLY busy! Barely got home from the Gym today 😀

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I’m totally in love with this cool giftbox. Especially because – well it’s a box but also because of the awesome fireplace that lits up by a LED tea light. Such a brilliant design!

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I made mine with AC Cardstock and patterned paper from DCWV Stack Red&White Christmas and Recollections Paper Pad Wood, Marble and Brass.

I also used a bit of vellum for the flames, that I colored with Distress Ink.

The wood logs are embossed with a wood grain embossing folder from Darice and the panels on the Mantel are embossed with an embossing folder from Sizzix.

All edges are inked with matching Distress Ink and I added small gems on the cute bows on the garland.

Finally I added a bit of Stickles on the fuzzy top of the Stockings.

I do think this is a keeper. If only I can find a spot for it 😀 Otherwise I may have to make this again in a downsized version.

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Thank you so much for joining me today. I will show you the original intended piece another day soon.

Acorn House

Gone is Summer. Gone is Halloween. Soon Fall turns into Winter and before we know it, it’s Christmas.

I’ve packed away my Halloween decor to make room for Christmas and soon I will pack away my Fall decor too – but only because I haven’t got room for it. Lots of the Fall decorations can easily be used for Christmas. This cute decoration I just made definitely can!

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This adorable Acorn House from Simply Crafty Svgs, is one of the easiest houses I’ve ever made and still is darn cute.

I made it in the original size – very unlikely of me 😉 It’s cut on my Silhouette Cameo and I used the Solid Scorelines option. I’ve started doing that most of the time unless it’s something very small. Then it can be a pain to fold 😀

I used AC Cardstock in Coffee and Chocolate along with patterned paper from DCWVs “Cider Woods.” It’s difficult to see but the paper for the bottom is copper foiled acorns 😉 So I took a close up:

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All edges are inked with Distress Ink from Tim Holtz and I used gold Vellum behind the windows and door.

The door knob is a copper colored enamel dot and I tied some raffia around the stem and added the cut-out leaves plus some small berries from my stash of nature materials.

Lastly I added a string of Fairy lights inside – the glow is fantastic ❤

Oh how I love acorns – and I usually use them to decorate for Christmas too along with pine cones and pine branches.

Well that was that – now it’s time to concentrate on Christmas 🙂 I have a lot of things I want to make and I bet I can’t fit them all inside my house 😀

Thanks for joining me today – have you started your Christmas decorating yet? Let me know in a comment below

 

 

 

Halloween Freebies

We’re getting very close to the big day (for some of us the best day of the year), Halloween.

I’ve been very busy making decorations for this spooky event, but I didn’t pay mush attention to making treat boxes and such, so I decided to look around and see if I could find some fun Halloween Freebies to use – and boy was I in luck.

Follow along……

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This fun and festive Halloween Card is a freebie from Dreaming Tree and awesome for both kids and adults.

I made it with AC Cardstock and patterned paper from DCWVs “Curiosities” (the stocking) and a piece of Black gloss paper from DCWVs “Black, White, Cream” stack (dress and heal of boot).

I don’t have any stamps to add a sentiment to the card so I just left it empty. It gives me the opportunity to use it for a birthday  instead.

I really love the matching envelope too made in AC Cardstock.

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This next freebie is also from Dreaming Tree. 

The Witch Hat Treat Cone is a genius little treat holder/decoration and I made it with AC Cardstock and DCWVs “Witches Brew” stack paper. The buckle is made from Tim Holtz’ Metallic Kraft paper in gold.

Unfortunately I did not have any string with wire in it, so I use a piece of Ideaology tinsel ribbon for the handle.

Adorable, right?

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This spooky freebie is from Simply Crafty Svgs.

The Gravestone Treat Box could also double as decoration and is very easy to make.

I used Bazzill Bling Cardstock in Tungsten and DCWVs “Ghost Stories” paper along with two tiny red gems for the spiders eyes.

I also used Distress ink for all edges and a distress tool for the panel edges for a more sinister look.

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These two Creepy Coffin Boxes are also from Simply Crafty Svgs and they are in the same freebie file. It’s simply just a matter of switching out the front panel of the box.

One is with a spiderweb  and this is made from AC Cardstock and patterned paper from DCWVs “Curiosities” along with black pearl paper for the spider.

I also used a black Prima Gem for the spiders butt and Prima White Chalk ink for all the edges.

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The box with the cross is made from AC Cardstock and patterned paper from DCWVs “Ghost Stories” stack.

I also used a cross shapes rhinestone figure from my humongous stash and inked all edges with the same white Prima Chalk Ink.

Both front panels are attached with 3D glue Dots to give some more dimension.

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This spooky Black Cat Treat Box is, like the two previous freebies, from Simply Crafty Svgs and what a charmer!

I made it with AC Cardstock and patterned paper from DCWVs “Curiosities” stack.

I used a white Sharpie to highlight the nose, ears and eyes and used some floss for the whiskers.

I used Distress Ink and Chalk Ink for the edges.

I thought I was being a genius and use acetate for the mouth opening…..that is until I saw that Sandy from Simply Crafty Svgs already did that with hers 😀 So much for being brilliant LOL!

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….in orange 😀

As Mary from SVG Cuts, the designer of this adorable little Pumpkin Box, explains on her blog, this box (originally made in a teal color) lets people know that you have non-food treats to give to Trick or Treaters. What a great idea! No questions on whether you are allergic or sensitive to sugar….and believe me….those kiddos get more that enough sugar for a lifetime on a Halloween night 😀

I made mine in orange AC Cardstock and teal vellum. All edges are inked with Distress Ink and I used a tiny piece of ribbon to tie it together on top.

I will use mine as a little luminary but small treats – non-food or otherwise – are perfect inside too.

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This rather simple Spiderweb Doily is actually very usable. Used in the original size it’s a great place mat and decoration for the wall. If you downsize it, you can use it for coasters or for a Halloween card.

I chose to use it as a place mat and I cut it out of AC Cardstock and inked it with Chalk Ink.

Imagine a dining table with these and lots of creepy food – perfect!

(the Pumpkin Spice Latté was very delicious 😉 )

Thanks for joining me today. I really hope I inspired you to find and make some of these great Halloween freebies. Please let me know in a comment below.

They are all very easy to make and they are the perfect occasion to use up some of all your Halloween paper scraps.

So this is the end of my Halloween makings for this year – but you know that I never miss the chance to Halloweenify anything so one may never know 😉

Feed Me, Seymour,

Feed me all night long
That’s right, boy!
You can do it!
Feed me, Seymour
Feed me all night long
‘Cause if you feed me, Seymour
I can grow up big and strong!

Remember these lyrics? If you do, you’ve definitely seen the Musical “Little Shop of Horrors” starring Rick Moranis, Steve Martin and Bill Murray. By far one of my favorite Musicals 😀

So you can imagine when I saw the awesome creation of Audrey II by Jan Hunter – I just had to scrap lift it and Sandy of Simply Crafty Svgs made it very easy.

Presenting: Audrey II (Venus Flytrap SVG File):

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I had so much fun making the murderous little plant. I used AC Cardstock and patterned paper from DCWV Stacks Curiosities and Ghost Stories.

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The leaves and the tongue are embossed with Embossing folder from Crafters Companion and Sizzix and all edges plus teeth and embossing are inked with Distress Ink in matching colors.

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The plant sign is from American Crafts and I used vinyl for the text….it even has the bloody fingerprint from Seymour 😮

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Finally I filled in some Spanish Moss in the pot and ….TA DAAAA…..Two-y was born (again)

This might be my only Halloween decor this year…let’s see if I have time to make some more and find the space for it.

I’ve seen several Audrey’s made lately – all look fantastic ❤

Thanks for joining me today….I think I’ll take some off from my chores and watch “Little Shop of Horrors” for the 50th time 😀