A good oldfashioned Floral Christmas Decoration

Hiya! So great of you to visit today.

Are you ready for Christmas? Have you decorated your house yet? Yup….I’m all done but I also got amazing help from Hubby even thought he detests Christmas. All decorations are up, all the lights are up and I’ve got all my favorite Christmas figures and paper projects out. And HEY! – it’s not even December yet!

We have an old tradition of making Floral Christmas Decorations here in Denmark. Usually we make one with a candle that counts down to Christmas Eve and we burn down a little every day. Others make these decorations with ordinary candles as well or maybe tealight candles. We use all kinds of greenery, moss, twigs and berries from nature and organize it to our likings. My Sister is a regular Goddess when it comes to making floral arrangements and Christmas Decorations. Me – not so much. I have my things with paper.

So I asked Jodi if she could make something like these decorations in paper – and YAY! – she did.

And here is my go at the Centerpiece Tray with Candles and Greenery Kit:

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I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Evergreen, Pine, Forest, Olive and Latte and decorated the tray with patterned paper from Maja Design “Christmas Season”

I simply followed the instructions on Jodi’s page (found herehere and here) She explains it so much better than me.

I didn’t alter anything this time but made just the same – because it’s so like the “real” decorations. I did add some berries, small toad stools and twigs and lots of glitter.

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Let me just say – this is not something you make in a couple of hours. It’s pretty time consuming with all the making of the sprigs and leaves but it’s soooo worth it.

So now I can check of the Christmas Table Centerpiece as well and I really hope to see your version too.

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The Year’s Last, Loveliest Smile

Hello and Happy Autumn Sunday

Now that Halloween is over, I can start to concentrate on other projects and feeling that I’ve neglected Fall a bit, I’ve decided to make a few more projects with the lush and wonderful colors.

First of I made the Barn 3D Model:

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I downsized it by 50% to match some of my other mini houses and left the roof unglued so I’m able to change the small LED candle inside.

It is made from AC Cardstock in Chestnut and Cranberry along with Bazzill Bling Cardstock in a light grey.

I also used some vellum behind the doors and windows and decorated with Prima flowers and different pearls and gems from my stash.

A totally adorable little fall barn and VERY easy to make – even this small.

I also made the Autumn Bouquet Card from the JGW Enchanted Autumn kit:

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I used AC Cardstock in Chocolate, Vanilla, Mustard, Rouge, Cranberry, Coffee, Plum, Abricot, Rust and Banana along with Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock in light yellow and patterned paper from Recollections’ “Autumn Dream”

I inked all the edges with Distress Ink in matching colors and used two screw-like brads to hold the tag.

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The sentiment I found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #23118 by Rivka Wilkins and used the Print and Cut function for it.

I really think what it says it true; Autumn really is the years last, loveliest smile 🙂

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Haunted Funeral Coach

Hello, Happy Sunday and welcome back – so glad you’re joining me today.

The month of Halloween is almost at an end – Halloween is this Wednesday :-O Not much time to get those last projects done for the big day!

I just had to make this totally awesome Coffin 3D Coach Model that Jodi made. It’s out of this world fantastic!

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It’s made from AC Cardstock in Charcoal, Plum, Caramel and Black.

I used the Rig O Mortise Funerals Vinyl Sign on both side windows. I cut them in frosted vinyl and transferred them onto the acetate with some tape.

All edges are inked with Distress ink in matching colors.

I also made the Coffin 3D Box but I played a bit with it.

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I cut the “RIP” into both the box and the panel and backed it with acetate. I also cut small holes along the sides of the coffin, so light from a small LED light can shine through – giving it a spooky look.

The coffin is made from AC Cardstock in Chestnut along with patterned paper from Simple Stories.

I used most of a weekend to find the Coachman/Undertaker. I simply couldn’t find a sitting skeleton anywhere. So I made him myself by breaking his legs at the hip and knees and glued them on again with hot glue – rather morbid.

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The coffin fits perfectly inside the Coach and looks very spooky at night with the green light oozing out of the holes.

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It would also be awesome as a table centerpiece for your Halloween party – filled with treats and the coffin is also perfect for yucky Halloween candies.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the Coach – please let me know in a comment below and please join me again one last time before the BIG day!

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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 ❤

 

Tiny Easter Eggs

It’s is closing in on us – need to get those projects done because before you know it, Easter has come and gone.

So my main focus these days is Easter since I don’t have that much made the last couple of years. And there are so many cute projects out there, so you can easily fill your living room, kitchen and bedrooms with lots of cute chickens, Easter Bunnies etc.

Being a slightly active crafter ( 😉 ) I don’t have a lot of space for storage, so I decided to try and downsize some Easter decor and I chose to start with the darling Egg Chocolate Box from Bird’s Eggstravagance SVG Collection

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This tiny cutie is downsized by 50% and I used AC Cardstock in White along with pearl paper in Purple, Gold, Mint and Lilac for it. Then I embellished with different gems and dots from my stash.

To make the Egg a bit more considerable, I made the Cupcake Stand from Bird’s Celebrate With Cupcakes Collection for it to sit on. The stand is also downsized by 50 %.

I love that it fits into one of my Glass Domes – tiny and pretty. It’s about 4.8″ tall.

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But wait – there is more……

You can’t have one without the other, so I made the Egg Luminary also from the Eggstravagance SVG Collection downsized by 50% (now 4.88″ tall)

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I made it from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and Pearl paper in gold. Then I embellished with lots of cream colored pearls from my stash. It’s perfect sized – a LED tea light candle fit perfectly inside.

And just look how gorgeous it is in the dark with a color shifting LED light inside

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Now don’t be fooled by the tiny-ness of these projects. They take the same time to make and assemble as the original sizes and this is definitely something you would want to consider making unless you’re a bit masochistic as I am, cause the bits are very small and it’s somewhat tricky to assemble. I think I just enjoy torturing myself with these tiny projects 😀

Thanks for joining me today. I really hope you enjoyed my tiny eggs and I hope you are as busy Easter crafting as I am. Don’t forget to leave me a comment on your way out ❤

 

Creepy Candalabra…..

I can’t seem to get enough Halloween decor and my latest addition to my ever so growing collection, is the Creepy Candalabra from SVG Attic:

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This gorgeous but spooky centerpiece is made from lots of AC Cardstock in Wine and Black. I made some black panels myself that wasn’t included in the original file as I wanted to put in tea lights and these panels made it much studier. I just love how you can see the Wine Cardstock under the black…..it really makes it pop 🙂

I think come Halloween, I will spray some spider webs onto the candalabra to make it even spookier and it will be the new table centerpiece for our Halloween Birthdays ❤

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