The Beach House

Hello – so nice of you to drop in today 🙂

No question that summer has hit – here in Denmark we have the warmest and driest in like forever, so lots of folks are headed to the beach as soon as they get the chance. Well….I’m not really into the beach. I mean it’s beautiful and all but I pass at the chance of getting sand in every crack and I like to swim without any crabs or fish in the water. Yes I am a pool person. I do enjoy going to the beach to take pictures and the view of the water has always had a calming effect on me. Maybe because I was born close the sea? I don’t know. Now I live somewhat far from it (can’t get that far from the ocean here in Denmark 😀 )

Ok – get to the point Helle!

When I saw the new cute bundle Nautical Nights from Dreaming Tree, I totally fell in love with the adorable Beach House. And I had just the paper for it – Seashore from Prima Marketing Inc.

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I used AC Cardstock in White and Dark Kraft to make the house, roof and dock and decorated with the patterned paper and some small fun trinkets from my stash.

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I did make a few changes as I wasn’t too fond of the big anchors, so I switched them out with the Shell from the Scalloped Shells Tea Light Holder freebie and the Shell from the Nautilus Luminary (on the back – sigh! ) I also downscaled the entire house to 75%

I tried getting a few night shots – not easy as it doesn’t get dark until pretty late in the summertime but here are a few so you can see (or just imagine) the light switched on inside 😉

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I also played a bit with the darling Fish Scales Lantern Freebie.

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I used AC Cardstock in Shamrock along with patterned paper from Graphic 45 – Voyage Beneath the Sea, striped peach colored vellum and gold vellum.

I changed out two sides of the lantern with the adorable seahorse from the Seahorse Box and added black enamels dots as eyes and some bubbles dots here and there. Finally I tied some raffia onto it as a handle. Cute right? Oh and this one is also downscaled to 75%

And a “night” shot: 😉

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Here is a better one from inside my room – you can really see the light shining through.

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Thanks for joining me today. I hope you liked the Beach House and the Lantern. I’m going to enjoy the rest of evening in my craft room, with two fans and an aircon turned on, trying to see if my melted brain can come up with new projects. 😉

Steampunk Teapot Luminary

Hello – so glad you have time to visit me today.

I want to show you the project I just entered in Dreaming Tree Summer Challenge – the Steampunk Teapot Luminary:

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For this project I used AC Cardstock in Chestnut, Peacock, Peach, Grapefruit, Black and Grass along with patterned paper from Graphic 45 “Imagine”, gold vellum, gold pearl paper and printable vellum.

The project consists of several Dreaming Tree files.

The Teapot itself is from the Cozy Kitchen SVG Bundle. I removed the patterned on the front of the pot and added the clock and gears instead using several techniques on my Silhouette Cameo like (un)grouping, welding etc.

The top and bottom in Peacock are embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder with cogs and gears and then I rubbed some Opal Magic Wax in Turquoise Satin from Prima on them.

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The Clock is from Dogwood Mantle Clock from the Making Time SVG Bundle. I used only the clock itself and added some gold vellum behind it. As my clock work is too large to be hidden behind the black clock face, I decided to put in a piece of cardstock to block the light from within in the middle to make it look a lot better. The light still shines through the outer golden rim.

On the back of the teapot, I put in the hatch from the clock for easy access to the light source and to change the battery in the clock.

The cogs and gears are from the Tick Tock Clock from the Making Time SVG Bundle and I used only these. They are made larger or smaller to fit my needs and I put gold vellum underneath where I’d made holes for the light to shine through.

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The Butterfly is from the Butterfly Paper Sculpture from the Paper Sculptures SVG Bundle and I switched out the flowers on the wings with cogs and used a piece of printable vellum to add a transparent ombre color scheme.

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Finally I made lots of small and larger roses from the Floral Arrangement from the Alluring Florals SVG Bundle. I rubbed the edges of the ones in cardstock with Aged Brass Metallique Wax from Prima and added gold glitter to all of them including some on the leaves as well – oh and on the butterfly too 😉

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Lastly I decorated the whole project with different cogs and gears from Tim Holtz along with several trinkets from my stash.

This was such a fun project to make – from getting the idea (I was inspired of the darling teapot clock on the Graphic 45 paper) to finally executing the whole thing. I just love when an idea succeeds 🙂

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Now wish me luck – there are a lot of awesome entries in the challenge…oh and please leave me a small comment if you like my entry.

 

Springtime Bouquet

Hello again 🙂

Just popping in for a quick little post on the cute Spring-y flower bouquet I made last night 🙂 The flowers being from the devine bundle from Dreaming Tree Alluring Florals.

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I was going for only making the Gardenias, but it got too white and neutral for my taste, so I made some more flowers to make a small but very cute bouquet and put it in a Mason jar. Then I tied some hemp ribbon in a bow on the jar.

But to start with the Gardenia:

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It’s made from AC Cardstock in White, Pine and Mint. I didn’t chalk the flower petals but only the stems and the leaves.

This is by far the easiest of all the flowers to make 🙂 Imagine a whole bouquet of them as Wedding Bouquet ❤

To make this bouquet extra Spring-y I decided to make a Daffodil too and I used the one from the Daffodilly Spring bundle.

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I used AC Cardstock in Banana, Melon and Spinach for this Daffodil and inked all the edges with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink 🙂

To mount it on the stem, I just used the same technique as for the rest of the flowers 🙂 – that went surprisingly well 🙂

The rest of the flowers are the same as for the Floral Arrangement I posted yesterday but here are some pictures of the ones in the bouquet 😉

I really hope you like this as much as I do – maybe I’ll give that Wedding Bouquet a spin in the future 🙂 I think that’ll look awesome.

Thanks for joining me today – please do leave me some love in a comment ❤

Floral Therapy

Hello again and welcome back 🙂

Yes! I finished my Floral Arrangement from the amazing bundle Alluring Florals by Dreaming Tree.

It did take me some time – partly because I was a bit intimidated by it and partly because life happened 😉 I’m not good with flowers – I usually leave that to my sister with the green fingers and an amazing eye for arranging flowers, but I want to learn. I’m the kind of “if-you’re-not-good-at-it-get-better”-type of person 😀

So I took my time and made the arrangement. And yes…..it is therapy. All the inking and shaping – it takes time but is very relaxing and meditative 🙂

And this is how it came out:

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For the planter I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla and Spinach along with patterned paper from Graphic 45s “Floral Shoppe” – I’m crazy about that quote: “The Earth laughs in Flowers” 🙂

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For the Fantasy Flowers I used AC Cardstock in Mint and Orchid and inked the edges with VersaMagic Multi-Surface Chalk Ink in Purple Hydrangea.

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For the Mum I used AC Cardstock in Cantaloupe, Bubblegum and Spinach and inked all the edges with matching chalk ink from Ingvild Bolme.

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The Iris is made from AC Cardstock in Pansy, Cantaloupe and Mint and chalked with VersaMagic Multi-Surface Chalk Ink in “Pretty Petunia” and Chalk ink from Ingvild Bolme in matching colors.

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The rose is made from AC Cardstock in Peach, Banana and Spinach and is inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk ink in matching colors.

I couldn’t find the right paper wrapped floral stems, so I made my own from paper wrapped 18 gauge floral stems for sugar flowers and 4 pieces of Wine Twist Tie and then wrapped them in floral tape. Works just fine 🙂

I would love to be able to just arrange the flowers in some kind of wild arrangement but I simply followed Leo’s directions in the tutorial just to be safe 😀 and added Artificial Baby’s Breath where I liked it to be.

So now that that is finished, I’m moving on to the Gardenias and hope that my idea for them works out – more on that in a later post.

Thanks for joining me today – I really appreciate when you write me a small comment to let me know if you liked what I made or if you have any questions to the projects or just want to say hi ❤

 

Roses are red…..

Violets are….Ehm purple???? 😀

Yeah I just had make these. Loved them from the moment I saw that new bundle from Dreaming Tree – Alluring Florals.

My only problem was getting the right color for the flowers as the one used by Dreaming Tree, isn’t available anymore. Oh well….my violets just aren’t from Africa 😉 Let’s call them Danish Violets instead 😀

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The color I decided on is from AC Cardstock and is called Plum. I used “Banana” for the stamens and “Leaf” for the leaves. Then I chalked all the edges with a violet colored chalk from Prima (Ingvild Bolme) and just followed the tutorial that Leo made – very easy 🙂

I wanted something else than the teacup to put the flowers in, so I used the planter from the Thanksgiving Topiary also by Dreaming Tree and made it from AC Cardstock in Cascade and Peach along with patterned paper from Graphic 45s Fairie Dust.

Instead of making the small feet on the planter, I used some metal feet I had in my stash. I really love how this turned out.

I’m in the middle of making the gorgeous Floral Arrangement from the same bundle, so watch out for that in an other post soon.

Thanks for joining me today – I really hope you liked what you saw and that you will join me again soon. ❤

 

Tiny Freebies 2.0

I am amazed of how many cute freebies are out there – just for the taking. I mean – the designer put in a lot of effort in it, just to give it away. If that isn’t generosity, I don’t know what is.

Now go grab a cuppa – this is a bit long 😀

Today I want to show some more tiny and not so tiny freebies I found and made and I want to start off with the not so tiny freebies 😀

This one has a bit of a story to it as my neighbors – the kindest, nicest people ever – has a bit funny last name and going through an add for a supermarket yesterday, I found a red wine with …. well their last name on it. So I just had to buy it and give it to them….because of the name 😀

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Their last name is Barfod (Barefoot) and it means the same – naked foot 🙂 So it couldn’t be anymore perfect 🙂

So here is where the freebie comes into the picture; I made the Elegant Grapes Gift Tag freebie from SVGCuts to tie onto the bottle. The tag is enlarged somewhat to fit the bottle.

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I made it from AC Cardstock in Leaf, Olive, Wine, Eggplant, Pansy and Plum and I doodled some reflections onto the grapes with a white Sharpie. Then I tied it onto the bottle with some raffia and it’s ready to go next door 🙂

Next I made a Spring Picture using the Tulip with Frame freebie (found under square frames) and Label 8 freebie (found under Labels) from Bird’s Cards:

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This made from AC Cardstock in Banana, Spinach, Peacock and Turf along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Fairie Dust” collection and some purple pearl paper.

I made the Tulip frame larger to fit into the shadow box (from IKEA) and enlarged the label as well to fix the scale.

I added pop dots to the tulips flower head for dimension and to the top layer of the tag as well.

The quote is written with a Silhouette Sketch pen – the text is tripled and placed side to side very close to make it more visible.

Finally I added a small bird into the shadowbox frame along with the picture and it is so cute.

And now to the tiny freebies 🙂

Let’s start of with the Cozy Socks Gift Box freebie from SVGCuts

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I downsized it by 50% and since socks doesn’t fit into a box this small, I used some Werther’s Original candies instead. After I had put in the acetate window, I realized it could also be used for small paper tissues 😀

I used AC Cardstock in Black along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Artisan Style” collection and a small piece of acetate for the window.

A cute, simple and very easy box to make – especially if you’re making lots.

Then I made the very cute Tote Bag freebie from Bird’s Cards:

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This one is downsized by 25% and is made of AC Cardstock in Wave along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Sun Kissed” collection.

I chose to make panels for the inside of the bag too and tied two small sea shell charms onto the bag with a ball chain.

Just perfect for a gift card or maybe for the kids’ beach keepsakes 😉

I also made the same bag downsized by 50%:

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This one is pretty small and I thought it would be awesome as a place card for the Summer party or Confirmation.

It’s made of AC Cardstock in Wave and patterned paper also from Graphic 45’s “Sun Kissed” collection.

I fussy cut the sea turtle and pop dotted him onto the bag.

The tag is actually also a freebie from Bird and I used a sketch pen to write the name onto it and some twine to tie it to the bag handle with a pop dot on the back 😉

The next freebie has kinda the same theme going on:

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This is the Clamshell Box freebie from Simply Crafty Svgs and this is the original size!

I used AC Cardstock in Grape Fruit along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “By the Sea” collection. The small gem is from Prima.

A very cute and useful freebie that can also be used for sea shells or maybe some other beach treasures.

Finally I made the gorgeous Night & Day Trinket Box freebie from Dreaming Tree:

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This was the perfect design to used with the Graphic 45 “Midnight Masquerade” collection paper along with glitter paper in Teal and Gold.

The box is downsized to 75% of the original size

A very easy box to make and what a cutie!!!

Well….that was it for today.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the freebies or actually….. I hope you WILL enjoy the freebies as I have and please don’t forget to leave me a small comment when you leave ❤

 

Tiny Freebies

I really enjoy all the amazing SVG Companies out there – what would I do without them? And I find it especially awesome that they release so many cute freebies to play with or to try on before buying a new kit or bundle from a company that you haven’t tried before.

I decided to play a bit with some of these freebies – a fragment of what I’ve downloaded so far, but if I made them all, this post would never be over 😉

As much as I love to play and create, I can’t find much storage space anymore, so I downsized them all by 50%

For starters I made the cute Tulip Bag from SVGCuts:

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I used AC Cardstock in Banana and cut it on my Silhouette Cameo. Then I folded it at the score lines and tied some thin wire onto it as a handle….So adorable. Pop in a few candies and use it as a place card or table decor.

Then I moved onto the Window Pane Gift Box also from SVGCuts:

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I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla and used Graphic 45’s “Cafe Parisian” for the panels that I made. All edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink pads.

I also decided to move the small flower on the lid onto the panel to make it more visible.

A cute tiny hostess gift that still after being downsized, holds pretty much candy 😉

I also made the adorable Bird House Box from Bird’s Bird House CollectionDSC_0014

This collection is totally free and includes cards and tags too.

I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Bayou, Mint and Lavender along with Cream colored Pearl Paper. The original file only has the swirly layer for the front of the house, but I cut out the bottom of it and repeated two times to get the layer for the sides as well. A little bit tricky with some adjustments here and there 😉

It’s so easy to make and assemble and so cute with a LED tea light inside….the cute birdie that lives inside looks kinda freaky on this picture 😀 LOL.

Finally I made the darling Sunflower Treat Basket from Dreaming Tree – made up as a Daisy 😉

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I used AC Cardstock in Pine, White, Banana and Mustard and decorated with Graphic 45s “Little Women” patterned paper.

I made my own panel for the handle by offsetting the handle internally and attached it to the basket with two small yellow brads.

So easy to make it more spring-y with the daisy instead of the fall like Sunflower – just change the colors.

These were the few freebies I wanted to show you today – there might be a part two 😉

Thanks for stopping by and please leave me a small comment on your way out – thanks ❤

 

Happy Little Hopper

Good evening……well – it is evening now here in Denmark 🙂

I’m just popping in to show you the cutest little bunny I made last night. It’s from Dreaming Tree’s latest bundle Easter Frolics  – the Easter Bunny Egg Box:

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She is made from AC Cardstock in White, Bubblegum, Lemon and Apricot along with Swiss Dot Cardstock from Bazzill in Purple and Pink, Orange and Green glitter cardstock. The facial features are made from black pearl paper and the freakels are Ranger Enamel Accent in Black. All the panels are embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder and I used lots of pop dots for the face, body, arms and feet along with the bow to give it the right dimension.

I dotted the eyes and feet with a White Sharpie and added a small flower gem to the center of the bow.

Now I did say “cute little bunny” but she’s really not that small at all. She can hold LOTS of chocolate Easter eggs 😛 A real treat for the youngsters (and people like me 😀 )

As always with Dreaming Tree the assembly is very easy (did mine without the tutorial) and smooth and in case you just want to get the bunny, you can get her seperately here.

Thanks for stopping by and please brighten my spirits with a small comment on your way out ❤