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 🙂

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:

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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 😀 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.

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I decorated it with a butterfly from Prima and flowers also from Prima.

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I definitely had fun with this one and love that Bird’s files are so versatile and can be altered into something different. Give it a shot!!!!

And how about this night shot:

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Gorgeous isn’t it?

Thanks for stopping by and please remember to leave comment ❤

 

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

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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 😉

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 ❤

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

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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 😀

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

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Like the two other projects, I downsized this one too by 50% and it didn’t make it any less cute 🙂 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 😀 I think I succeeded 🙂

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

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

The Joy of Giving

Hello and happy 2nd Sunday of Advent

Today I want to show you a beautiful gift box I made from the new kit by SVG Attic called JGW Christmas Botanica

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The Poinsettia 3D Flower Topped Box is perfect for a small hostess gift or even a Christmas gift.

I made the box in AC Cardstock in Rouge, Crimson, Olive and White and decorated it with patterned paper from Swedish Maja Design Paper “I Wish” and Best Creation White Glitter Paper.

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I inked all the edges with chalk ink from Prima and sprinkled some Glass Glitter Gold Rush from Finnabair onto the flower center. Finally I added some gold glitter dots to the snowflake.

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I can’t wait to be giving this one away…..

Thanks for joining me today – I still have lots of projects to show you so don’t stray too far 😉

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Bling Bling Pictures

Happy Wednesday  – I so happy to see you 🙂

Ever since I discovered Bird’s beautiful cards from the Festive Gems Collection, I’ve been wanting to make them. But since Christmas cards are a thing of the past here in Denmark due to overpriced postage and poor postal service, I thought it had to be something different than cards.

Adding two and two together (oh yes I’m so NOT a math genius) I decided to make them as small pictures to hang in my living room for Christmas. That’s where the Square Shadow Box Flower Frame from the Picture Perfect Collection come in the “picture.”

So here is the Rhinestone Snowflake Picture:

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All the frames are made in AC Cardstock in White and decorated with Maja Design Patterned paper “Vintage Frost”

I discovered that I once had bought a Rhinestone Setter Tool from Silhouette and boy did this come in handy for these pictures 😀

These stones are clear and the slightly larger gems are Goosebumps from Queen & Co.

I also added some Prima holly and some snowflakes I found in my stash.

Next is the Rhinestone Christmas Tree Picture:

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For this one I used two different sizes Silhouette Gems in green and some larger gems from MME. They are a bit different in color but that just adds to the beauty of the picture.

Here I added a Prima Poinsettia and some Prima leaves along with a gold gem from the Scandinavian company Vivi Gade.

Then there’s the Rhinestone Bauble Picture:

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This cutie features two different size Silhouette gems in red and some larger gems from Vivi Gade.

For the bauble top I used Gold Stickles and I also added a Prima Poinsettia on some gold and green Prima leaves. The flower center is a large gold gem from Vivi Gade.

Last but not least I made the Rhinestone Wreath Picture:

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For this picture I used two different size Silhouette Gems and some larger gems from Vivi Gade in red.

The bow is from DIY AC and this pictures has also a Prima Poinsettia with Holly and a gem from Vivi Gade.

This was a fun but a bit time consuming project – but hey….I now have a gorgeous collection of small Christmas pictures to hand on my wall this Christmas and many to come.

Thanks for joining me today – I hope you found some inspiration in my projects and that you get a lot of Christmas crafting done ❤

Don’t Do This At Home Kids!…..

 

Luckily tiny things don’t take up much space – so after years of crafting I finally (well overdue) have come to the conclusion to make some of the fab structures and houses from my favorite designers in half size.

It is definitely not without problems to size down projects and with a few of the houses I’m about to show you, the structures came out somewhat crooked. But it’s a small price to pay and now I have room for show and storage 🙂

Starting off with the beautiful Church from the Silent Night Kit by SVGCuts:

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The Church is made from AC Cardstock in White and Pine along with patterned paper from the Swedish company Maja Design (I Wish). The small bell is from Tim Holtz and I’ve inked all the edges with matching color chalk ink pads from Prima. The light is a string of LED lights found online. I also embossed the bell tower panels with a Sizzix embossing folder.

Next is the General Store from the Country Market Kit by SVGCuts:

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For this tiny cutie I used AC Cardstock in White, Rouge, Sky and Blueberry along with patterned paper from Maja Design (Joyous Winterdays). I inked all the edges with chalk ink pads from Prima and decorated the small signs with Sprinkles from Doodlebug Design. This one also contains a small string of lights found online.

Then I made the gorgeous Winter Lodge from the Winter Lodge Kit by SVGCuts:

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For this beauty I used AC Cardstock in White, Shadow and Coffee along with glitter and cobber paper. I also used Maja Design patterned papers (I Wish). The tiny shades I rubbed with cobber colored wax and the big window panel as well. I inked all the edges with chalk ink pads and added some cotton as chimney smoke. The top piece of the chimney was way to small to assemble so I left that out. I also made two tiny Christmas Trees for the planters (I used the “Take a Bough die from Concord & 9th.) and added to gems to the tiny lanterns to look like lights. The foundation panels are embossed with a embossing folder from Darice.

Next I made the Magnolia Manor from the Magnolia Manor Kit by SVGCuts:

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This is by far the most difficult of the houses. It was very difficult to assemble the very tiny pieces when making it half size. So it’s crooked in lots of places. I think it would have been awesome as a Halloween house decor 😉

I used AC Cardstock in White and Shadow along with patterned paper from Maja Design (I Wish). I also used Cobber paper and glitter paper (snow) All the edges are inked with chalk ink pads from Prima and since the house is very detailed, I didn’t think it needed any more decorations.

Finally I made the Mistletoe Manor from the Mistletoe Manor Kit also by SVGCuts:

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I must say that I think I got away with it somewhat better than the Magnolia Manor but the roof is still crooked.

I used AC Cardstock in White, Scarlet, Chocolate and Coffee along with patterned paper from Maja Design (I Wish). I also used White glitter paper for the snowy roof. All edges are inked with chalk ink pads from Prima. I made a tiny wreath for the door with a file from the Silhouette Design Store (design #69431) and added some small dots of Stickles Burgundy Glitter glue.

Pheww…..don’t do this at home kids! 😀

I’ve spent more than a week on the houses and I love ’em to death. Even hubby digs them (and that’s saying a lot from a guy living in a home FILLED with paper structures 😀 )

I did tear some hairs out on occasion and cursed and yelled when things didn’t go my way….but hey….what crafter doesn’t from time to time 😉

Thanks for stopping by and please go visit my FB page to see some small videos I made of the houses and the details – Go here