Let it Snow

Ahhhh January! Once a season full of snow and ice but now……grey, dull, warm and rainy. Uggg!

I really miss snow – sooo much. Knowing that a lot of people hate it because it makes everything slippery and cold, I still love how it lights up everything and dimming down all noise and sounds. I love the sound it makes when walking in it and I love the different beautiful shapes of snowflakes.

So with hope still intact, I made two snowflake projects I want to show you.

First of is the new gorgeous Snowflake Slot Form Swirls 3D Ornament:

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I made it in 75% of the original and used AC Cardstock in White and white glitter paper from Best Creation.

It is incredible easy to cut and assemble – just takes a few hours from start to finish and it looks so much like a wood ornament.

I do like to dab a little glue here and there so nothing accidentally moves and it remains super sturdy.

Next I made the 3D Snowflake Northern Cross Star from the JGW Snowflake Stars kit:

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I made this in it’s original size and it do require a lot of paper – but the result is just amazing!!!

I made it from AC Cardstock in White and Charcoal and decorated with white glitter paper from Best Creation and Silver Metallic paper from Tim Holtz.

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Seems like I want to light up everything, so I added holes in the different layers in the lid of the box plus one hole on the side of the box through both lid and base for the string of LED lights to come through.

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I also added panels of Silver Metallic paper on the inside of the base for the lights to reflect on, hoping for a greater light effect.

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Now I hope for some snow to match my new pretty snowflakes – if you have any to spare – just send it my way please.

Thanks for joining me today – hope to see you again next time.

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Good Night Santa

As I promised, here is my last Christmas post this year and I need to do this a little quick, because I need to finish making tomorrow’s dessert today.

Ok….I made one of the older files this time, namely Santa’s Arm Chair Box from the JGW Santas Repose kit:

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I simply couldn’t shake the vision of Santa coming home after a busy night delivering presents and being exhausted, just wanting some quiet time in his chair in front of the fireplace.

The chair is made from AC Cardstock in Pomegranate, Cranberry and Vanilla along with several pieces of patterned paper from “St. Nicholas” by Graphic45 and two shades of green Pearl paper.

I used two ball chains to hang the Santa sign onto the chair.

I wanted to make a footstool too but ran out of time – but I imagined making one with the Candle 3D Stand 3 Inch Pillar just downsized and maybe altered a bit – oh well some other time.

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Santa’s hat is from the Santa Clause 3D Canister in the JGW Winter Friends Canister kit and the stocking I snatched from the Stocking Trio A6 Card that I found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #88698. I just added some Stickles Burgundy glitter glue to the top and bottom for a little extra detail.

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They are made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and various patterned papers from the “St. Nicholas” Collection.

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There….I kept it short for once 😀 Now it’s dessert making time and then onto wrapping the last gifts – then I’m all set for celebrating Christmas tomorrow night (we do the whole eating and gift giving on the eve of the 24th. here in Denmark)

Happy Holidays to all of you – whatever you’re celebrating and I hope you’ll have wonderful couple of days of rest, relaxation and maybe…..just maybe….a little time to sneak of and craft a little 😉

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Christmas Time

I want to show you what I’ve been up to this past week. It involves these:

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I fell in love with them instantly and knew exactly what I wanted to used them for.

Christmas Tags for this years presents!

I used the Tag Thanks Latte and stripped away everything but the scalloped base and the inside circle.

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I didn’t feel like making a very detailed tag because I felt the dome, the glitter and the small image inside the dome was details enough.

I used DCWV “Christmas Plaid” paper and Tim Holtz Ideaology Gold Kraft-Stock for the tag.

Inside the dome is a print and cut motive of pinecones with branches from Carta Bella’s “Let it Snow” collection along with Diamond Sugar Dust from Craft Décor.

I embossed and sanded the gold paper for effect and used gold twine to tie it unto the presents.

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And I didn’t stop here…..

I was on a roll with these domes and decided to use them for this years place cards for the Christmas Table:

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The place cards are the JGW Snowflake Placecards.

They are made from Kraft Cardstock, Ideaology Gold Paper, white pearl paper and Best Creation White Glitter Paper.

Inside the dome is a print and cut from Carta Bella’s “Christmas Delivery” collection and Diamond Sugar Dust from Craft Décor. I also wrote “Merry Christmas” in Danish.

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Instead of using a candy inside the tag, I used snowflake printed vellum to write the names and decorated with a border of a snowflake circle (design ID #34350) I found in the Silhouette Design Store.

Then, for a fun detail, I placed a small led light inside the tag:

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It’s a bit hard to see in the picture, but it really lights up the name nicely.

As a final detail, I tied some gold tinsel on top of the place card.

And there….I’m all set for Christmas now.

Thanks for joining me today. I’m back again next Sunday for a final Christmas project.

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Bells Will Be Ringing

Last Sunday I showed you some 3D Christmas ornaments I’d made and that kinda kick-started my brain to come up with some more.

I really enjoy making ornaments because I get to play with all my Christmas papers, get glitter all over the place and get to watch the beautiful ornament that I made on our Christmas Tree.

This Spring, SVG Attic released a kit called Liberty Lane and in this kit, you will find a 3D Liberty Bell Box that is perfect for 4th. of July but also for Christmas.

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To make it into a Christmas Bell, I omitted the Yoke and used the panels without the crack.

I made two bells and they are downsized by 50%. I used the Bow 3D for Large Package that I also downsized by 50 % and the Sprigs from the Pine Sprigs Window A7 Card (also downsized but only slightly)

The Bells are hot glued together at an angle. I tied some gold twine onto the middle of the Bow and then added the Bow and Sprigs also with hot glue.

The Bells are made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and Gold Glitter paper from Artemio. The Bow is made from patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “St. Nicholas” and the Sprigs are made from green pearl paper.

Finally I also added two small gold Jingle bells at the bottom of the bells.

A very cute addition to my ornaments if I may say so myself 😉

Thanks for joining me on this 2nd. Sunday of Advent. I hope the rest of your day is filled with Christmas “hygge” ❤

Happy Birthday Jodi

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Dimensional Ornaments

Happy 2nd December – YAY…..we’re officially in the month of Christmas and counting down to the big day/night. And on top of that – it’s 1st Sunday in Advent. Lighting the first candle today 😀

Yeah – I’m still like a kid (in oh so many ways 😉 ) that gets all excited about Christmas. My decorations were up by mid November, we’ve startet on our Advent Calendars (me and the kids) and today is present day. The kids get a present each in their “Stocking” – usually money cause that’s all they want (yes I have big kids now 😀 ).

I have been busy all week making myself some new Christmas Ornaments from SVG Attic and as I’m a nut for Graphic 45 paper, I found all the Christmas collections I had in store and chose out some patterns that would work for this project.

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All of these ornaments are made double sided so it can be seen from all sides.

Ok – let’s get started! First one is the Patchwork 3D Star Ornament from the Just Be Claus kit:

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For this I used AC Cardstock in Vanilla and several patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “St. Nicholas” Then I inked the edges with Distress Ink.

I also downsized the ornament to 75% of the original so it won’t be too big for our tree.

Then I made the Snowflake 3D Six Point Star Ornament from the Winter illuminations kit:

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I also used AC Cardstock for this one in Cranberry and patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “Winter Wonderland.” This too is inked with Distress Ink and downsized to 75%

Next is the Poinsettia 3D Slice Form Ornament:

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This is made from AC Cardstock in Cranberry, Tim Holtz Metallic Paper in Gold, White Glitter paper from Best Creation and patterned paper from Graphic 45’s “A Christmas Carol”

This is downsized by 50% and inked with Distress Ink. I also added a gem to the flower center on both sides.

Then I made the 3D Snowflake with Triangle Points:

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I used AC Cardstock in White and White Glitter Paper from Best Creation.

I then added two glass snowflakes from my stash and glued two snowflake sequins onto those for a little extra.

This one is made in the original size.

Finally I made the Snowflake 3D Slot Form also from the Winter Illuminations kit:

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It is, like the previous ornament, made from AC Cardstock in White and White Glitter paper from Best Creation.

This one is also downsized to 75%

Wow – that was a bit long – sorry about that. Hope you like them despite this and if you do, please leave a little love in a comment below.

Until next time – have a wonderful 1st Sunday in Advent ❤

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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.

Thanks for joining me today and please leave a few thoughts below

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Royal Guard Nutcracker

Recently a new movie, based on the ballet The Nutcracker, released and I saw it as the perfect opportunity to get to make the awesome Nutcracker 3D Figure from the JGW Nutcracker Patrol kit.

As I sat down to decide colors and patterns of paper to use for him, I got the idea of making him in the image of the Danish Royal Guards. I also decided not to use patterned paper this time to make him as realistic as possible.

This is what I was somewhat going for:

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And this is what I ended up with:

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The Nutcracker is made from AC Cardstock in Rouge, Sapphire, Black and White and decorated with gold glitter paper and gold foil.

I used a bit of chenille on his hat, cut pieces of long haired faux fur for hair and beard and tied black scrap floss in his boots.

I added an extra ribbon to match the Royal Guard uniforms and added the small crown (found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #9172 by Hero Arts) to establish the Royal connection.

And what is a soldier/guard without his sword?

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Finally I added a tiny pop dot behind his nose for dimension.

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I also made the Drummer Boy 3D Box from the same kit but altered it slightly:

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This is made from AC Cardstock in Rouge, Latte and White and decorated with gold foil cardstock, blue and white twine along with a poinsettia flower from Prima.

I changed the panels to triangles to make it look more Danish and as a final touch…..

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….I placed a Danish Flag on top (it’s not glued down – it’s one of many that my Mom made to sprinkle on a Birthday party table)

Now my first Christmas project is ready and just waiting to join the rest of the decorations, once I get it down from the attic and placed around the house – hoping for this weekend!

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Happy Autumn

Happy Sunday to you and thank you so much for joining me today.

For the final Autumn projects this year I chose to make the cute 3D Owl from the JGW Autumn Aire kit:

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I used AC Cardstock in Coffee, Chocolate, Caramel, Rust and Latte along with patterned paper from Echo Park’s “A Perfect Autumn” and woodgrain patterned paper from Simple Stories.

All edges are inked with Distress Ink and I used some hemp cord to tie around the belly of the Owl.

I also doodled some highlights in his eyes with a white Sharpie.

He is quite large and sooooooo adorable not to mention very easy to make.

I also made the Oak Leaf Wreath:

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I used AC Cardstock in Chocolate, Latte, Pomegranate, Leaf, Apricot, Mustard, Goldfish, Plum, Rouge and Wine for this.

All edges are inked with Distress Ink and the leaves and the berries are embossed with different embossing folders from Darice and Sizzix.

I also used pop dots to add the leaves to give it more dimension.

This one is going to live with my Mother, who recently moved from her house into a small apartment with a front door that has a window in it. This will be perfect to hang there and spred a little Autumn happiness.

Thanks for joining me today – now it’s time for Christmas! 😀

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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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Warning: Not for the Faint of Heart!

My last Halloween post – this year. Going out with a bang or maybe a kill….so to speak!

Ever since the Spring when SVG Attic released the Make a Splash kit, I knew what I wanted to do with the 3D Bath Tub.

Knowing my evil, crooked mind, you would too….MUAHAHAHAHA

Halloween of course – but what does a bath tub have to do with Halloween?

Setting the scene: A woman is taking a long hot bath in the tub/shower and is not seeing the figure coming into the room with a knife in the hand – Next thing….she is being stabbed to death and blood spills all over the tub and shower curtain.

Recognize this scene????

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Yes it’s the famous shower scene from the movie Psycho – only a little more graphic since it’s in color.

I really had fun making this and it did take me a while as I had to figure out how to make the shower curtain.

Using my scout-day skills (LOL) I tied some hibachi skewers onto a metal ring and covered it all with black flourist tape.

Then I added the curtain which is made from vellum and folded here and there to give the impression of a hanging curtain.

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The Tub is made from AC Cardstock in Ash and with patterned paper from DCWV’s Spooky and Sparkly collection. I also used Silhouette Printable Silver Foil for the faucets. I created the top shower head myself out of the bottom faucet and some circles I stacked together.

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I then painted the inside of the tub to make it all white and a tiny bit shiny. Once that was dry, I went to town with the blood splatter – using a brush and some red paint. The bloody handprint on the curtain is made from red vinyl.

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The shower mat and the knife are both from the Silhouette Design Store (Knife: Design ID #116580 by Studio Ilustrado and Mat: Design ID #1565 by Silhouette)

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I know this isn’t for the faint of heart, but it was so much fun for me to make and to able to actually create an idea that just pops into my head, is fantastic.

I do hope you’ve enjoyed this bloody project and all the other Halloween projects I’ve made throughout the month. Thank you so much for joining me and my vivid imagination.

Now it’s time to turn my attention towards something else.

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