Fish for Father

Hello again – I’m so happy to see you 🙂

Today it’s all about Father’s Day and fishing. These two go together like horse and carriage in most families – just not in mine. I mean my Dad was fond of fishing but my hubby does not want to go anywhere near a pond or hold a pole in his hand (he’s so weird) Me, on the other hand, has a great love for fishing. It’s so relaxing and exciting at the same time and the quiet around the pond – ahhhh just love it. Only problem I have, is getting the fish off the hook. YUK! I cannot touch the darn thing or kill it. So that’s where I need hubby to tag along when we go fishing. My boys are just as screamish as me so that leaves – Dad/Hubby.

Well I guess I had my own Dad in mind when I decided on making this project. In remembrance of him and all the fishing trips we took in my childhood.

Well enough with the yapping – here comes the good stuff:

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Every fisherman (or woman) needs a good basket or Creel to hold the fish he or she catches, and the Fishing Creel 3D Box from SVGAttic’s JGW Gone Fishing kit is just the thing.

I made it from AC Cardstock in Latte, Caramel and Coffee along with some silver pearl paper.

I also used Prima Metallic Wax Rich Copper on the edges instead of ink for a fun effect.

The brads, holding the handle and latch, are from Tim Holtz and the latch strap is made of faux leather from Cricut.

One also needs a good tackle box and the JGW Gone Fishing kit has that too:

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It’s made from AC Cardstock in Mint, Robbin’s Egg and Fireberry and decorated with patterned paper from a really old collection by Cosmo Cricket “Snorkel” (just because I loved the fishies)

The edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink, the brads are from Tim Holtz and so is the tiny tag with the fitting sentiment on it.

Both of these boxes were so easy to make. Just follow the instructions from Jodi here and here.

What’s a fisher with out a good hat?

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This cute Fisherman’s Bucket Hat Favor Box from SnapDragon Snippets is a necesity for the fisher as it holds several hooks, bobber, lure and fly and it can hold treats as well.

I made it from AC Cardstock in Olive, Robbin’s Egg, Black, Fireberry, Cranberry, Vanilla and Truffle along with patterned paper from another oldie by Cosmo Cricket “Mr Campy”.

I also used some sienna colored eyelets and some scrapper floss in tan and all the edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Inks. The tag is one I made using the Print ‘n Cut function on my Silhouette Cameo.

This one is a bit more tricky to make but not difficult at all – just more parts to keep a hold of.

How about the Fisherman himself?:

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This good looking fellow is the Fisherman Canister from SVGAttics JGW Summer Canisters kit. He is made from AC Cardstock in Olive, Caramel, Mint, Coffee, Robin’s Egg, Peacock, White, Vanilla, Black, Fireberry, Cranberry, Rosebud, Blush, Latte and Leaf along with patterned paper from the “Mr Campy” collection and Tungsten Bling Cardstock from Bazzill.

I also used eyelets on the hat and scrapper floss to hang the bobber on his vest and all edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Inks.

Super fun and super easy to make.

Finally, to top it all of, is a card:

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This card is also included in the JGW Gone Fishing kit from SVGAttic and is called “Fishing Vest Card”

I used AC Cardstock in Caramel, Truffle, Coffee, Cranberry, Fireberry, Black and Vanilla along with patterned paper from the “Mr Campy” collection and Tungsten Bling Cardstock from Bazzill.

I was lazy (in reality I’m just really horrible at sewing) and drew the stitches onto the vest instead of sewing them using my Silhouette Cameo sketch pen.

All edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Inks and dots are from Prima.

 

Luckily I managed to get the Fishing Pole 3D Magnetic Toy done too:

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Originally I had all the other things done but then I saw Jodi had made this magnificent Fishing Pole and I just couldn’t bear it not being a part of this Father’s Day set. The most cool thing about this one is that it actually works….Even my teenager is impressed!!!

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Fireberry, Coffee, Black, Cranberry and Vanilla along with the patterned paper from the “Mr. Campy” collection. The grip overlay is made from Tungsten Bling Cardstock from Bazzil along with the outer most layer of the left and right wheel layer.

Check out the assembly tutorial here

The Bobber is made from two halves that I glued together and wrapped some black washi tape around the middle.

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This is a very fun project to make. I really love how Jodi’s head works and how she makes her ideas come to life. Such cool mechanisms.

There you have it – the whole chabang (minus the Fishing Pole):

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I’m pretty sure my Dad would have loved this set and I really hope that you do too. I think I have to go out and find a Dad, that loves fishing, and give him this set – know anybody?

Thanks for stopping by today. Father’s Day is celebrated in Denmark on June 5th which is also our Constitution Day so a few days ahead of the US. So Happy Fathers Day to you on the 17th of June.

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Flowers for the Birthday Girl

I always try to remember to bring a little something for the hostess when going to a Birthday party. It could be flowers or chocolates or this:

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This is the Box Hex Med with Lid from SnapDragon Snippets (also available in the Silhouette Design Store) that I downsized by 50%.

I made this for my niece who invited us over for her Birthday last Sunday and it was instead of a flower.

It is made from AC Cardstock in Black and Peacock and decorated with Graphic 45s “Floral Shoppe” patterned paper. I used a little resin rose in black as the handle on top of the lid.

In this box I put some Ricola Original Swiss Herb Bon Bons because it matched so well with the floral paper 😉

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I do hope she likes these candies (I do 😉 )

I also made her a card to match:

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This adorable Bloom Flowers 5×7 Card is also from SnapDragon Snippets but can also be found in the Silhouette Design Store.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Banana, Vanilla, Oregano, Peacock, Rosebud, Cranberry, Mustard, Leaf, White and Kraft Wood patterned cardstock also from AC.

All edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink Pads and the two small wooden dots are from My Minds Eye.

The sentiment say “Congratulations” in Danish and is written with the sketch pen option in the Silhouette Software.

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She got a Birthday gift as well 🙂 I love my niece – nothing is too good for her 🙂

Thanks for joining me today and please feel free to leave me a small comment on your way out ❤

More Spring projects to come soon – so stay tuned 😉

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.

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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. ❤

 

Springtime in the Netherlands

…..I can only imagine it. All those tulips! And windmills….and water channels. I was lucky to visit close to Amsterdam this winter but I would really love to go now to see all of the gorgeous signs of Spring.

Well….I can’t go because I can’t afford it but I can bring a little bit of the Netherlands into my living room with this next project I made from SnapDragon Snippets. The files are also available in the Silhouette Design Store.

Wooden Shoe 3D Container with Cubic 3D Tulips (just used the tulips and leaves)

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This cutie is made from AC Cardstock in Caramel, Cotton Candy, Banana, Rosebud, Apricot, Vanilla, Cranberry, Mulberry, Boysenberry, Lemon, Olive, Spinach and Mustard. It is decorated with wood patterned cardstock in Kraft also from AC and Graphic 45s Floral Shoppe.

The shoe I kept in the original size but the tulips are downsized by 50%.

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I used wooden skewers as stems and attached the flower heads and the leaves with floral tape. Then I added some flower foam and Spanish Moss into the shoe and stuck in the tulips and the leaves.

It is so easy to make – a bit time consuming with all the tulips, but it’s really not that bad.

All edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink Pads from Prima.

I am so pleased with how this turned out 🙂

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I hope you like it too – tell me in a comment please and thanks for joining me today 🙂

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Chocolate Favors…..and a Card.

Mmmmmm don’t you just love chocolates? I do and I also love giving it away – mostly so I won’t get any fatter from eating it 😀

Nahhhh…….in reality it’s because I think sweet people deserve something sweet and scrumptious once in a while and these cute Nugget Sleeves from Tracy Moon Rushton of Idea Closet are so darn clever and perfect for giving away such sweets.

Now living in Denmark makes it a bit difficult getting the exact same chocolates – the Hershey’s Nuggets – but I found an alternative that almost fit the same size: Anthon Berg Mini Marzipan Bars 😛

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Just think of the possibilities in making these sleeves….They are endless! This is just one suggestion but I see packets with baby pictures or company names on it!

I made it from AC Cardstock in white and Basic Grey patterned paper “Lemonade” (Really old collection) The flowers are from Prima and the small dots are from Doodlebug Design 🙂

This is the tag to fit the sleeve:

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I also made the darling A2 Layered Roses Card from Idea Closet:

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I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Pool, Grapefruit, Peach, Banana and Robin’s Egg along with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Cafe Parisian”

I used my Epiphany Shape tool 1/2″ round to make the three small epoxy charms in the top of the card and used Doodlebug dots for the flower centers. All edges are inked with Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink pads from Prima.

To match the card I also made a small sleeve for three bars:

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Made in AC Cardstock in Vanilla and decorated with “Cafe Parisian” paper it matches perfectly.

The butterflies are cut out of the same paper and so is the tag that reads: “Au Chocolat” (made of chocolate)

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For both tags, I used the Silhouette Sketch pens and sketch feature to write the sentiment as my own handwriting is awful (should have been a doctor…..)

Thanks for joining me today – I really hope you enjoyed the pictures…..please let me know ❤