Friday, 25 March 2016

easter to go

...easter to!!!

place some easter grass and some chocolate eggs in a see-through package. it comes quite handy to keep some packaging instead of throwing them in the bin after unwrapping...i don't even remember what was inside...but i thought to myself that one fine day, there will be second life of the packaging...and here we go...easter to go.

if you've been here before, you might have noticed that i am little bit into chocolate and that i love to add other sweet yummy stuff to my chocolate...doing this a lot and for any occasion, my collection of silicone moulds is growing and growing.

the basic recipes for flavoured chocolate can be found here:

and these are my creations for this easter:

milk chocolate, coconut cream, dried cherries and coconut flakes

white chocolate, licorice sprinkles, aniseed powder and chopped soft toffees

milk chocolate, cashew cream, chopped cashew and muesli

white chocolate, pistachio cream, chopped pistachios and quinoa

i hope i could inspire you little bit...thank you very for stopping by...silke

Thursday, 17 March 2016

the envelope tutorial

i am sooo excited.

....i wanted to try to create a video tutorial for such a long time, but i never really found the time to make it real.

a slideshow...that's what i wanted to start with and i thought of using the same app, i used for some private shows a few years ago.

good idea...but still time consuming...choosing photos, choosing music, recording the instructions, translating the instructions, writing subtitles...and so on.

should i record the instructions in german and use english subtitles?
should i do it the other way around?
i just wasn't sure what to do.

by chance i figured out that my tablet and my laptop are equipped with such a great "movie-making-facility" and decided to play around with it.

since i came across the movie trailler function, i was hooked and thought i dhould give it a try.

if you are curious, you are more than welcome to watch my first (horror-movie-themed) video tutorial...i do recommend to not enlarge the video, the quality is not quite good, i couldn't manage to upload the video in the original sharpness.

...and my second try...not so much horror movie trailer...more normal movie trailer

of course this easy envelopes can be made from so many other materials, like wax paper, newspaper, napkins, maps, krepp paper, gift wrapping paper, magazine pages and so on. 

 the map envelope tutorial in pictures





i hope you enjoyed the tutorial...thank you very much for your regards...silke

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

giant paper flower wall backdrop

finally my giant paper flower wall has come to an end.

this beautiful project is a fabulous decoration idea for a wedding, any other party or just for your living room wall.

most of the paper flower backdrops are made for wedding photo booths or for wall decorations and are therefore made of white paper, mostly simple copy paper.

...this is a beautiful idea and those flowers look really posh and elegant.

anyhow...i wanted to make a more rustic version of the giant paper flower backdrop and decided to use kraft paper instead.

... i am so in love with them and they will look fantastic on my living room wall, which has a similar colour.

to avoid to overload this post, i thought it would be a good idea to make an individuell tutorial for each and every paper flower and you can find the respective links right here.

i hope you love  the idea of the giant paper flower wall decoration as much as i do and that you'll find the tutorials useful...thank you so much for stopping regards...silke

Sunday, 6 March 2016

last kraft paper flower


...this is the last kraft paper flower tutorial and the mission giant paper flower backdrop is nearly only needs the actual arrangement of the flowers, which follow tomorrow.

this last flower is of course easy to make...and as you only need one shape of petal, you can easily make your own template.

curling the petals in two different directions makes the flower so special and it is definitely worth a try.

the tutorials of the other paper flowers can be found here: 


this is what you need

- kraft paper

- pencil

- eraser (just in case)

- scissors

- glue stick

- glue

this is what you have to do

 - place your own petal template onto the kraft paper

- draw the outlines of the templates onto the paper

- cut out sixteen petals

- get your scissors ready

- curl the middle part of the petal by pulling the paper over the blade of the scissors

- curl the tip of the petal to the opposite site

- the petals should look like this

- draw a meduim sized circle onto another sheet of kraft paper

- cut out the circle

- apply glue to the outer edge of the paper circle

- adhere the first petal onto the circle

- repeat with the eight more petals

- add some more petals to fill up the gaps

- the second row of the petals should be placed closer to the centre of the flower

- get a larger strip of kraft paper ready

- fold the strip into half

- get your scissors ready

 - cut small fringes into the fold of the paper strip

 - roll the fringed paper strip

- apply some glue onto the end of the roll

- pull the fringes apart

- apply some glue in the centre of the flower

- place the rolled fringes onto the glue and press firmly

- and this is the result

another easy to make and yet beautiful kraft paper flower is created

i hope you enjoyed the tutorial...thank you very much for your regards...silke