UPS……

Settled more or less in my new home….YAY!

The only downside is that my gall bladder is acting up again and I’ve been in and out of the hospital the last 5 days. They want to remove a stone that is located in the deep bile ducts via a ERCP but so far it’s been cancelled two times due to more pressing patients. So going back again tomorrow, fasting, to see if it’s my turn now. *SIGH* Annoying health.

Well enough about that – the reason I’m posting is to show you my latest creation – miniature creation – from Simply Crafty SVGs: The Delivery Truck:

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This little guy (50%) is made from AC Cardstock along with Metallic Kraft Paper in Silver from Tim Holtz and gold vinyl for the text.

All edges are inked with Distress Ink and I added some small gems for head and tail lights.

As you can see it’s pretty small – that’s an AA size battery :-O

As always very easy to make and assemble and I had my fun by translating UPS into: Unlimited Paper Supply (a girl can dream!)

Never got as far as to fill stacks of paper inside the truck because of the move and all but it’s now part of a growing collection of Mini Mobiles I want to make and display in my craft section of the living room 😉

Here it is on it’s way to deliver me lots of paper:

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Hope you’re enjoying summer. We haven’t had much this year but as usual when school starts, summer begins 😉 I just wanna get healthy so I can sip smoothies and Ice coffee on my terrace while the kids are in school 😉

Thanks for joining me today – please remember to leave a comment below.

Time to Move

I know. It’s only been a year since I moved but here we go again. This just wasn’t the right spot for us but we hope we’ve found it now and get to stay for years to come.

I was going to have this post ready for my usual spot on the first Wednesday of the month but *SIGH* ….. I had to go to the hospital due to a infected Gall bladder.  The pain started at 4.45 am Monday and by 6.30-7.00 am I was admitted. Been pumped hard with antibiotics and there was even talk about surgery but it never happend. Instead I now have to wait two months for a control meating and decide weather I want the bladder removed in a risk surgery or live my life with occasional gall stone attacks. Geeee….what do you want? Plaque or Cholera? Anyways….I’m home, pain free and still on antibiotics and today is the day I want to post 🙂

This little project is made on inspiration of the move 🙂

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The darling Vintage Flatbed Truck from Simply Crafty Svgs is downsized by 50%

I used AC Cardstock in Charcoal, Cranberry and Caramel along with Silver Metallic Kraft paper from Tim Holtz.

All edges are inked with distress Ink in matching colors and for the Flatbed I used a wood grain ebossing folder. I added panels on the inside too.

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Finally I used various gems as head and tail lights and adhered the front bumper with a few foam squares.

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For the load on the truck, I used the cute Moving Box  freebie that I had Sandy of Simply Crafty Svgs design for me after Danish standards.

I downsized it to 25% of the original (very very small) and made 6 in total.

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Then I added two chairs and a table I found in the Silhouette Design Store (design ID #26460 designed by Jennifer Wambach and design ID #26461 also by Jennifer Wambach)

These are also downsized to 25 % of the originals and tied to the boxes with some hemp cord.

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I had several other ideas for truck loads – like this cute crate with apples made from a Silhouette Design Store fil ID #66549 by Lori Whitlock.

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Again this is extremely downsized and the apples are made from small wooden beads.

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I used a Cricut Marker to draw small nail heads onto it and the panels are embossed both on the inside and the outside and inked with Distress Ink.

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This little darling is going to stay with me and remind me of this moving. It was so much fun to make this small.

Thanks so much for stopping by – please do leave me a small comment below and to all you US visitor – Happy 4th. of July

What happens if……

…..you want to make a cake for your Sister who’s turning 49 and insist that there be 49 candles on the cake?

I tell you what happens…..the darn thing catches on fire! 😀 49 candles on a cake – even on a layered cake – is a heck of a lot 😀

Luckily this is only a paper cake…..

Ok….the fire isn’t real either 😀

Phew! 😉

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This is the new Topsy Turvy Cake from Simply Crafty Svgs totally covered with the 49 candles. I used the candles from the Birthday Cake and downsized them to 75% of the original. The candle on top is #49 and is in original size 😉

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49 candles is a LOT of assembling 😉

I used AC cardstock in bright rainbow colors and patterned paper from DCWV’s Rainbow Splash Stack. I LOVE color….can you tell?

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I also made flames in different sizes and color to put here and there on the cake. I found it in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #2830 by Silhouette.

I also found the fun little Stick Figures in there design ID #29027 by Snapdragon Snippets and these help tell a little funny story about the fire 😉 These are cut from black Pearl Paper.

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This little guy is trying to out run the flames…..

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….while this one is trying to help his buddy who’s hanging on for dear life.

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Here is one hanging on a candle while his friend lost his grib and has fallen off the cake plate….poor little guy 😦

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These guys are working hard on trying to put out the fire but the fire extinguisher (from the Light the Candles Card also by Simply Crafty Svgs) is way to large for them so they have to climb up to reach the handle – one is already there and another one is trying with the help of his friend. They have it going cause one little dude is blown away by the foam spray and one candle is almost put out. One little guy is not so lucky because he’s hanging off the side of the cake with his head on fire 😮

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I saw that these guys needed help so I made a fire truck to come and hose down the fire. I found this in the Silhouette Design Store as well design ID #62496 also by Snapdragon Snippets. I down sized it to 50% and as you can see, it’s tiny! But the ladder is working…..

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…..and soon help is on the way as one guy is operating the truck while his co-worker is running off the ladder to help all the guys in need.

Unfortunently they forgot their firehose and the truck has caught on fire 😮

Good thing is only paper….right? Imagine what 49 real candles can do? 😮

Happy 49th Birthday Sis (when the day comes) Now you know what coming to you 😉

Thanks for joining me today. What do you think of my crazy project? I mean….who makes 49 candles???? Please let me know in a comment below

The Gypsy Fortune Teller

I admit it. I’m not a religious person but the Occult and Mysterious has always fascinated me. I guess I wonder if there’s more out there than what we can see and understand. I do believe in Science but sometimes things happen that Science can have a hard time explaining. It’s not that I’m gullable or naive and believe in Ghosts and Spirits  – I’m actually very sceptic – but sometimes things just makes you wonder.

Like Psychics and Fortune Tellers – I know that most of them are frauds but sometimes one gets it totally right or finds the missing person (or what ever they are doing). It can’t be explained and that is fascinating.

So you can guess that I find Gypsies fascinating and this fascination was what I wanted to put into my latest DT for Simple Crafty SVGs. Sandy just made a Vardo Wagon and BINGO…..now turned into a Gypsy Fortune Teller’s Wagon:


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This little cutie is downsized by 50% and still very easy to make.

I used AC Cardstock, Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock and Prima “Moon Child” patterned paper (so perfect for this project). I used a Teal Colored Vellum behind the windows

The flowers, leaves and gems are also from Prima, the Pumpkin and Doll are from Ideaology and the sign is a file I found in the Silhouette Design Store (ID #13551 by Loni Stevens)

The roof is embossed with a Sizzix Embossing folder with a Iron Plate Pattern and all edges are inked with Distress Ink.

This is so darling in this reduced size, great for a LED Tealight and goes perfectly with my small downsized houses that I’m still making more of – but that is for another post 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I really hope you love this Vardo Gypsy Fortune Teller’s Wagon as much as me. Tell me all about it in a comment below and have a great and crafty Monday. Let’s hope it turns out to be one of the good ones 😉

Feline Love

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been owned by cats. I’ve loved each and everyone of my feline friends over the years…..yeah….the hard thing about having pets is that you usually get older than them, so you can guess I’ve had to say goodbye to quite a few kitties.

I’ve got to say that I really like cats more than humans. Why? They are always there for you. If your sad, they comfort. If you’re not feeling well, they sleep beside you. They are always good for a laugh being silly and goofy and well….even if they seem to ignore you, they always love being around you.

Fun fact: The frequency of the cats purring, is actually healing and is why cats purr if they are injured. It works on us humans too. So always keep your kitty close if you’re feeling sick. Gives the term “Pet Doctor” a new meaning 😀

This is why I decided to make the new dog files from Simply Crafty Svgs into cat files. A simple tribute to my love of felines.

All is made from AC Cardstock and patterned paper from DCWV’s The Pets Stack.

Let’s start with the Dog with Shades Card kitty style:

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The dog card is a freebie but I used the cat from the Cat Love Box Card and the fish bone is from the Silhouette Design Store design ID #92127

The way I made the card into a cat design, was simply to cut of the dog of the card and replace it with the kitty – welding it onto the card. Note that I used my Silhouette where designing is much easier than with the Design Space.

The Fishbone is made by simply making an offset of the bone and inking the edges.

I made the highligts on the ears, nose and shades with a White Sharpie Pen.

Cute, right?

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This cutie is downsized to 75% of the original size and it’s still very easy to make.

What tickles me is how a fairly simple design can be so darn cute 🙂

The cat paws are found in the Silhouette Design Store design ID #116625

Then we have the darling Paw Box – now as a little cat paw:

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Not only did I swith out the dog paw with a cat paw (same design as above) and downsize the box but I also turned it into a shaker box.

This was done by making closing the lid with a solid shape instead of an open and making 6 frames in a paw shapes by making an internal offset of the top paw shape and welding the two together. Then I made another paw shape – same size as the top shape and removed the holes to use it as background onto which I glued the 6 frames in a stack. Finally I filled in some confetti, glued the acetate onto the top paw shape and glued those onto the large paw shape and then I glued it all onto the frames to close up the shaker. I really hope you got that …. otherwise you are welcome to ask me 🙂

The shaker confetti is from Nuvo and Finnabair.

So lastly I made the Dog House – now a Cat Home:

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This is also downsized to 75% of the original size and still cute as can be.

I switched out the sides of the house with fishbones instead of dog bones and used the cute kitty from the Cat Sticky Notepad Holder.

I used a quote I have on a sign in my home on the plague over the door:

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All edges are inked with Distress Ink and eyes, ears and nose are highlighted with a Sharpie Pen.

Not showing, but I did put in a LED light in the house.

I didn’t get to keep them for long before my youngest son grabbed them all to display in his room. He is just as crazy about cats as I am 😀

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Woah…..that just became a pretty long post – sorry about that. I hope you made it to the end and that you wanna leave me with a little comment on the project 🙂

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

 

Autumn Fairy Garden

Yes! Autumn is near and I’m soooo ready for it. I seriously have had enough of summer, sun and heat and I’m ready for cooler weather, gorgeous colors, falling leaves and the first visit from Jack Frost 😉

This is my favorite time of year. Not only because of the above mentioned but also because it means Winter Is Coming ( 😀 ) and Halloween is close…..muahahaha. Yes you know how I love Halloween but today it’s not about my beloved spooky holiday but about the tiny houses I told you about in the previous post – all dressed up for fall ❤

I call this decoration for my Autumn Fairy Garden because I like to believe that the tiny creatures would love to live in tiny houses like these:

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These are all made from AC Cardstock and gorgeous patterned paper from DCWV Paper Stacks “The Good Wood Stack”, “Pumpkin Spice” and “Fall Basics” and decorated with flowers, pearls and gems from my stash.

Let’s take a closer look at them

First of is the Pumpkin Cottage from SVGCuts:

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This delightful little cottage is downsized to 50% and is still pretty easy to assemble. I really love all the details  from the large leaf windows to the tiny flowers on them.

I put a LED candle inside to shine at night and it looks so cozy ❤ Lucky fairy 😉

Next is the Mushroom House – also from SVGCuts:

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This one is made in original size but I left out the bottom box.

It’s a closed box – didn’t glue the roof down but it sits on tightly and I don’t plan to use it as other than decoration.

I found a flourish in the Silhouette Design store and used it on the roof along with a transparent moth/butterfly from Tim Holtz.

Lastly is the same Mushroom House but made in 75% of the original:

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I decorated it with flowers from my stash and a flourish from the Silhouette Design Store, that I cut into smaller pieces.

I didn’t emboss the door but used AC Woodgrain Patterned Cardstock.

Now I’m done with my first Fall decoration. It’s very easy to move as it’s made on a glass stand. It’s actually a Cheese Bell but due to the roof on the Cottage, the lid doesn’t fit. Bummer….have to place it somewhere the cats can’t knock stuff over 😉

Thanks for joining me today – I hope you enjoyed my little Fairy Garden. I really enjoyed making it but now onto a new project 😀

Home Sweet Dirthole

So I recently moved and I’m not done unpacking – Gosh I have a lot of stuff. It’s not the kids’ stuff or my clothes, shoes or kitchen supplies that take up the most space. Not it’s my GINORMOUS stash of crafting materials and they’re scattered everywhere.

I’ve tried to organized it so the things I need the most (paper, cardstock, flowers and bling) are in the living room/kitchen where my new crafting space is and the rest is either in the bedroom, the hallway above the stairs or in the shed.

Thought I was done……but NAAAAAAH. This weekend we moved several boxes more. Where to put it all? :-O

My little townhouse is not that little – 114 square meters – so I’m actually pretty happy that I don’t have to move in to my new tiny creation – the Spring Egg-Centric House  from Simply Crafty Svgs…..Mine is dressed up for fall though 😉

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This little cutie is downsized by 50% and is made from AC Cardstock in Clay, Vanilla, Concrete, Charcoal and Chestnut (with woodgrain pattern). I used papers from DCWV’s two Fall stacks: “Fall Basics” and “Pumpkin Spice”

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All edges are inked with Distress ink and I used the embossing folder called “Cottage Stone” from Crafters Companion for the panels on the base.

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I usually watch Sandy’s videos, but this time it seemed that I could put it together without….until made several mistakes (all covered up). Yup! I learned my lesson.

I totally in love with this whimsical roof ❤

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Now this darling little house is a new addition to my other small houses made for fall (spoiler alert) and will look cozy and cute in the long dark evenings ahead.

Thanks for joining me today – I hope you’ll leave a comment below and join me again soon ❤

Apples and Pencils

If you, like me, have had your kids home all during the Summer, I bet you’re looking forward to what comes next: First Day of School!!! Wooooo hooooo!!!! 😀

It’s not that my kids have been that annoying, but they always manage to turn night into day and vice versa so it’s practically impossible to do something with them during the day – cause they’re sleeping and then awake and active when YOU want to sleep.

Oh well….it’s all over now…..Muahahaha!

Monday is first day of school for my boys and I really look forward to it. Getting the house all to myself for a couple of hours….ahhhhhh…..

Speaking of School start, Sandy of Simply Crafty Svg’s made the cutest Back to School files and I decided to make a few of them. Both are sized down due to lack of storage space here in my new home, but that doesn’t make them less cute.

First off is the Apple Box:

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As mentioned, I sized it down to 60% of the original size.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Crimson and Woodgrain Patterned Kraft along with patterned paper from Doodlebug Design “Back to School”

All edges are inked with Distress ink and I used some small dots from my ginormous stash on the label as well as a few stickers from the paper collection.

Finally I glued a cute dotted ribbon around the lid and bada bing…..

Adorable, right?

Next is the 3D Pencil Box:

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This little cutie is downsized to 50% and I also used AC Cardstock for it – this time in Latte, Charcoal, Melon and Bubble Gum. I also used Bazzill Bling Cardstock in Tungsten and patterned paper from Doodlebug Design.

All edges are inked with Distress Ink and I used two embossing folders to make a little texture on the pencil – Notebook from Sizzix and one from Cuttlebug which name I’ve forgotten but it looks a bit like twigs.

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This little box is just right for giving away school supplies like pencils (would have to be made in the original size though), erasers etc.

So now, all that’s left to do, is to crack open a bottle of wine and celebrate freedom this coming Monday 😀 LOL……Ah come on! I know you feel the same way! 😉

Thanks for stopping by today – sorry I’ve been missing in action for a while but moving has taken up all my time and energy. Luckily I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now and I can free up some time for resting and crafting.

 

Fit For A Princess

Let me brighten up your Monday today, with a little cute project I made last week. (before the Flu/Snot Monster came and claimed my soul)

For a while I’ve been secretly in love with the cute Vintage Vanity Case from Simply Crafty SVGs and combined with my favorite paper brand – Graphic 45 – what can go wrong?

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I chose the Princess collection for the case – rather fitting, don’t you think? The main case is made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla.

It’s very easy to make – even in this downsized version (75%) and would make a lovely gift for a little girl or maybe a not-so-little-girl 😉

I decorated the case with Rose Gold Metallic paper from Tim Holtz and added small dots of  Nuvo Glitter Crystal Drops as “nails”.

All edges are inked with Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) from Tim Holtz.

Finally I added some small Prima roses on the lid along with a few leaves and a tiny metal key and called it a day. Pretty cute if I may say so myself.

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But what do you think? Please let me know in a small comment below and have a great Monday – yes they do exist 😉

Thank you for joining me today

 

Lighthouse Island

Today I want to share a little project I made for my living room.

Lately I’ve been downsizing practically everything I make, due to lack of storage space but also for the fun and challenge of working with something so small.

This time I wanted to make the Lighthouse and the Lighthouse Keeper’s Quarters from the Seaside kit by SVGCuts in 50% of the originals. I also wanted to make the cute little rowboat (minus the box) from the Picnic In The Park kit.

So I began and things just evolved…….

The Lighthouse:

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This is made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla and Gold Fish and decorated with patterned paper from Graphic 45’s Sunkissed Collection.

I embossed the middle panels with a Cottage stone-patterned embossing folder from Crafters Companion and tied a hemp cord around the base.

I also added some Prima flowers in matching colors and a tiny seahorse bead.

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On top I added a ball chain with small metal sea shells and inside the tower I put a tiny LED light (not so visible in daylight but powerful at night). I also added a LED light inside the Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Quarters:

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This tiny house is made from AC Cardstock in Denim, Ocean, Vanilla and Carrot and decorated with Graphic 45 “Sunkissed”.

The door is embossed with a woodgrain-patterned embossing folder from Crafters Companion and the door knob is a small green enamel dot from my stash. I also added three other dots on the roof for a little fun effect.

The roof is embossed with a fish scale embossing folder – seriously can’t remember from where I got it – sorry! :-/

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I wanted to make a small stone path down to the dock so I used some small plastic pellets and glued them onto the base.

I also decorated with a tiny metal key, a small starfish and a metal flower – all from my pretty large stash.

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Here’s view from above – just look at that cool roof!

The Rowboat:

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This one I made in 33% of the original so it’s very tiny!

I used AC Cardstock in Ocean, Denim, Carrot and Vanilla and decorated with “Sunkissed” paper.

I also found a tiny metal lantern for the boat so it can be seen in the dark 😉

The Anchor is made from Bazzill Bling Cardstock in Tungsten and I glued 6 pieces together to make it look heavy and sturdy.

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Finally I made a path from the Lighthouse to the Quarters by gluing some Frosted Mica flakes from Finnabair onto the base.

I also decorated with more Prima flowers, a Compass from Ideaology and a few trinkets.

And here’s the entire project in one picture:

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I got the cliff base from a Iglo file from Creatieve Papier Uitspattigen and I think it works just fine even though it’s meant to be an ice shelf.

It’s made from AC Cardstock in Charcoal, Concrete and Leaf and is kept in the original size.

If I was to make it again, I would design some small support boxes to put inside each box as it tends to sink a bit in the middle.

My vision: ……..LOL 😀

(the video is made on my phone with a special app – the light in the top of the Lighthouse does unfortunately not spin like that. It’s only a special effect)

Well – what do you think? Please tell me in a comment below 🙂

Thank you so much for visiting me today ❤