Mom’s Le Chef

One thing I didn’t sign up for when becoming a mom, was the constant questions: What’s for dinner? When’s dinner? Or having to cook more than more meal cause the kids can’t eat the same food – *SIGH* Bet I’m not the only one.

It doesn’t help when cooking is my least favorite thing to do. I really wish I could hire someone to do it for me 😀 Like my sister for instance. She used to be a Chef and is making the most delicious and healthy food.

This dilemma is what inspired this Simply Crafty SVGs project – the Chef Hat:

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This hat is actually a box and I did make it as such. It will come in handy if I give it away. Right now it’s sitting on a kitchen shelf for a bit of amusement 😉

I made it from AC Cardstock and used the Print and Cut feature in my Silhouette software to make the text on the panel. This is one I found in the Silhouette Design Store ID #139760 by Sophie Gallo.

I bet we’re going to get a kick out of it 😀

Thanks for joining me today 🙂 What do think of this project? Let me know in a comment below and remember to come back real soon!

The Secret Lives of the Cracked Chick

Ok so I had a lot of fun with the Cracked Chick from Simply Crafty Svgs even though I was only going to make a few for my Easter decorations. My vivid imagination took over and went insane. Not only did I make some funny Chicks but I had to make some funny pictures as well. They just might be manipulated a tiny bit 😉 oh and all chicks are downsized by 50%. No animals were harmed in the process 😉

My original idea was to make the chick in a few cute versions and one of them was a little girlie Chick. Just hatched and the remaining shell lying right beside her:

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Ok so she’s a bit cross eyed and properbly not your typical little cute Easter Chick but she loves colors and wanted to pose in a pile of feathers.

The bottom shell piece is made by enlarging the shell hat of the Chick and making it a bit longer. It’s just for show.

I used an embossing folder from Darice with a cracked pattern – perfect for a cracked egg shell.

I used a white sharpie to make reflexes in her eyes and nose and the flower is one I happened to have in my stash.

That’s when things got a bit out of hand. 😀

I noticed that the Sailor Hat from SCS would fit if downsized to the right measurement and if the Chick was a sailor, he would need a boat sooooo:

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…he got a boat. Made from the Fishing Boat Box, I created a sail boat by adding a pole, sail and flag. These are found in the Silhouette Design Store ID #100976 by Snapdragon Snippets and ID #61978 by Carta Bella.

I used a wood grain patterned embossing folder for the panels and sanded them slightly to make the pattern show more. Then I added a net and some starfish from my stash along with the lifesaver and oars with comes with the Fishing Boat Box file.

Now he’s a happy little sailing Sailor Chick 😀

One of my original ideas was to used the Chef Hat also from SCS to make a Chef Chick but that didn’t work out as planned. The hat was too large for the chick but the top part of the hat fit and making the chick in brown like made out of chocolate…..

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…. I had my very own Aladdin Chick on a Magic Carpet.

The Top part looks exactly like a Turban and the carpet I made for him, is found in the Silhouette Design Store (design ID #85512 by Studio Ilustrado) I just added a panel on top and bend it a bit here and there for the flying look. I used patterned paper from DCWV’s Luxe Lodge Stack.

Then I added a feather and a gem to the Turban and Aladdin was ready to fly.

So once again my imagination got to run wild and I’ve had a very fun evening and morning making these cuties.

Let me know in a comment below if you like these wacky chicks and I wish you a Happy Easter – thanks for visiting

Hanging Easter Eggs

Next week Easter begins and usually I decorate a bit for the Holiday but this year I can’t find my stuff after the move. So I figured I would make a thing or two this year.

My DT assignment this time was these two Easter Eggs made by Annie Collins (These are available via Anne Ingram in The Multi Crafters Craft Cafe Albums):

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I printed two sets out and colored them in with my Promarkers and then used the Print ‘n Cut setting on my Silhouette Cameo, to cut them out.

Then I made an offset of the eggs and cut out two of each in AC Cardstock.

I found two cute Egg Doilies in the Silhouette Design Store design ID # 40140 designed by Megan Hardy and cut both out of Pearl Paper in pastel colors matching those of the offset cutouts.

Finally I glued the digi stamps onto the offset cutouts and glued one on each side of the Egg Doilies and voila….two new hanging Easter Eggs.

One in pastel purple/pink:

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And the other in Pastel blue/Ocean Blue:

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These are pretty big but it’s very easy to downsize them so they could hang from a branch in your Easter Decoration.

Thanks for joining me today – please let me know in a comment if you liked this project and then I want to wish you a Happy Easter – stay safe.

 

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 🙂

Bunny on Cloud Nine

I’ve been looking forward to today as I can now reveal that I’m a new member on the Coffee Beans Design Team. I am very excited to be here and hope to bring something new and fresh to the team if possible.

Today I want to start out with not one…..not two…..but three projects I made with the darling digi stamp Easter Bunny Hot Air Balloon from Bugaboo Stamps.proud sponsorBugaboo

For all three projects I used the trace and the offset options in my Silhouette Studio software and print and cut the images. Then I colored them in by hand.

First of is a cute 3D picture:

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This cute picture is one I found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #141563 (by Daniela Moscone) and it’s made from AC Cardstock.
I simply switched out the ballon with the digi stamp that I’ve colored in with Promarkers.

The frame is given extra dimension by using foam tape and the bunny plus the little piece of cloud is secured with 3D dots.

Next is an Easel Card:

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This card is also one I found in the Silhouette Design Store Design ID #57245 (by Lori Whitlock) and it’s also made from AC Cardstock.

The background is a print and cut that fits so well with the stamp.

I colored in the stamp with Sharpies and pop-dotted a small cloud on the right.

A very easy and fun little card for someone special.

Finally I made a Gift Card Gift Bag:

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This is also a Silhouette Design Store fil – Design ID #162508 (by Lori Whitlock) and this too is made from AC Cardstock + some acetate.

This little bag is also dimensional as the bunny kinda floats inside in a little scene. Candy can be put in there too for more fun. Behind the bunny is a little insert/pocket for a gift card. The little cloud on the outside of the bag, is adhered with a pop-dot.

This time I also used Promarkers to color in the bunny and I do find these easier to work with.

So these are my three projects using the same digi stamp.

This is deff.  some what out of my usual way of paper crafting but I do love a challenge. What do you think? Which one is your favorite?

Thank you so much for joining me today – hope to see you again tomorrow ❤

Fruit Salad

A while back I found a new source of SVG files…..YAY! I am a great lover of new files and new ideas or new ways to make existing ideas…..

So this new (to me at least) place is called Thaty Garcia and is from Brazill. She has loads of fun and easy-to-make files and I’m deff. going back for more, as I have my eye set on several of her files.

This time I chose to make a whole bowl of fruit salad 😉 I know that some of the fruits have been made by several other designers before but there are also some that I haven’t seen made before.

For this project I used AC Cardstock and patterned papers from the DCWV Inc. stacks: (shown below to give you an idea which goes to what) 🙂

Chateau Lavender:

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Painted Petals:

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Joie De Vivre:

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Preserved Paper:

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and Tutti Frutti:

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All edges are inked with Distress Ink in matching colors.

The hardest part with these cuties, was finding something to put inside. Had to mix candies with dried fruit and tea 😉

Here goes – lots of pictures 😉 so grab a smoothie or a cuppa and put your feet up:

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In case you’re wondering – it’s apple chips inside. These are so delish 😛

Pear: Caixa Pera

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Feel the need to explain the content again 😀 It’s not what it looks like but dried pear and these are also very delicious 😛

Orange: Caixa Laranja

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For this one I made panels by using my Studio Software – just to get a more rounded shape and then I used a Swiss Dot Embossing folder from Cuttlebug on the panels but to make holes instead of dots – to get that orange peel feel 😉

Pineapple: Caixa Abacaxi

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This one I accidently made wrong or I closed it wrong. You’re supposed to open and close in the botton – I have my in the top instead. I also made panels for this one but only for texture which is really hard to see in the picture (it’s striped paper). Yummy dried pineapple wrapped up inside 😛

Watermelon: Caixa Melancia

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This one comes with accent pieces on one side – I made for both sides by duplicating and flip in my software.

Banana: Caixa Banana

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First time I’ve seen a banana box 🙂 How cute is that? I did make a few more brown panels for the tip than was in the file…..sorry….I’m such a perfectionist 😀

I can easy imagine this being made into a banana boat. Maybe by me?????

Strawberry: Caxia Morango

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For this darling strawberry I added some panels to get a bit more rounded finish and to be able to use this gorgeous paper…..yeah yeah I know strawberries aren’t pink….duh! 😀

Coconut Drink: Caixa Coco

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I added panels as well on this one and embossed them with a woodgrain patterned embossing folder from Crafters Companion. Inside are roasted coconut chips 😛 The straw is from American Crafts and is cut in half.

The following are Cut Fruit – as if cut down the middle: Caixa Frutas 3 em 1

Lemon:

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For all of these I made panels for a more rounded finish and added some seeds from another fruit a bit further down 😉

Lime:

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Same principal as above just different colors and paper 🙂

Kiwi:

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For the panels that I added, I used an embossing folder from Tim Holtz/Sizzix and distressed both the embossing and the edges. I added a bit of yellow onto the embossing – all to get a kiwi texture (isn’t easy you know? ) This is also the fruit from which I borrowed some seeds for the Lemon and the Lime and also for this next one….

Apple:

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These seeds are simply just enlarged and glued onto the top. This box isn’t in the original file but is very easily made with a bit of imagination 🙂

Aaaaand you made it all the way through! Hope your beverage lasted all the way through ha ha 😀

Here’s a group shot to finish it all off:

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Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you made it this far and you liked what you saw aaalllll the way to here 😉 Please let me know in a comment below ❤

Join me again soon – we’ll have a cup of coffee 😉

 

 

 

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 ❤

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

 

 

 

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 😀

 

Can……Canoe……?

It happens to me so often. I see some new SVG files and ….BAM…. my mind starts to think up ideas on how to use them. Sometimes alternative, sometimes weird and sometimes downright crazy.

This time…..well you be the judge:

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This 8″ x 8″ picture or plaque is made with two new and amazing files from Simply Crafty Svg’s – namely the Soda Can and the Canoe from the Canoe Gift Box. And yes this is exactly what I imagined when I saw them.

The plaque itself is from the Silhouette Design Store (design ID #295470) and that goes for the “splash” (design ID #76959), and the puddle (design ID #48220)

I used AC Cardstock for the Can and Canoe + Bazzill Bling Cardstock for the Can. All edges are inked with Distress Ink.

The plaque is made from AC Poster Board with Wood pattern.

For the splash and puddle I used pearl paper/Majestic paper.

Finally I added a silver enamel dot on the top of the Can, a few Rocks along the lake shore and made some drops here and there with Ranger Glossy Accents.

I downsized the Can to 75% and the Canoe to 25% That is very small! The rocks on the shore are granite chippings from my drive way. Almost too small to assemble with my fat fingers 😀

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I found the Quote online and made it with the Print ‘n Cut function on my Silhouette and last but not least the label on the Can is also made with Print ‘n Cut and the file is also from the Silhouette Design Store (design ID #20891)

Well – that’s it. So now you get to tell me if I’m artsy or just plain crazy…. 😀 – just in a comment below ❤

Thanks for visiting – be back soon I hope. I’m moving very very soon but the first thing to get unpacked and ready is my craft space 😀