Friday, June 23, 2017

To Bee Or Not To Bee Blog Hop Winners (2nd Re-draw)

Happy Friday!! :o) 

I'm so glad it finally arrived. As I mentioned a week ago, last Friday I started working on my summer job. It's fine, I just have to get use to getting up really early, to be exact, at 4:30 AM. :o) I could get up a bit later, but I want to enjoy my morning coffee in peace and listening only birds singing. Oh it's so beautiful. :o) This weekend is my weekend off. My plans: sleeping, resting, crafting. I hope the weather will be good to go swim somewhere also. :o)

Today I re-drawn the unconfirmed prize from To Bee Or Not To Bee Blog Hop, Crafty Sentiment Designs prize: 3 Digital Images of winner's choice.

The winner is: MARRY ANNE VCongratulations!! :o)

Please contact me to claim your prize (email: milkagubo81 (at) gmail (dot) com).

Please do so in a week, until June 30th 2017 (next week Friday). If I don't hear from you by then, I'll draw new winner and you can no longer claim your prize.

Put a following in a subject line: BEE - CRAFTY SENTIMENT DESIGNS.

Write me your full name and your e-mail address so I can forward your details to the sponsor. Please do not contact sponsor directly, as it's not possible to claim your prize that way.

And at the end of this post, good music to enjoy these hot summer days. :o)

Big hugs to all!! Enjoy and smile! :o)


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Origami Paper Cranes (Fairy Tale Challenge #171)

Hi everyone! :o)

It's time for a new challenge over at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.

Our theme for this fortnight is #171, Hobby. The theme is so versatile. You can create something from your favorite hobby (crochet, knit, origami...) or use an image that represents hobby/hobbies on your projects such as cards, albums, layouts etc.

This time our lucky winner will win this lovely window die-cut.

For this challenge I went with one of my hobbies, ORIGAMI, and folded these Origami Paper Cranes.

"Cranes are associated with long life, health, happiness, wisdom, and good luck. In Asian culture, a white crane can travel to the heavens and is sometimes called "heavenly" or "blessed." In China, cranes flew the gods to the "Isle of the Immortals," the legendary home of the eight immortals. Crane eggs were also used in magic potions to grant eternal life. 
Cranes are often regarded as messengers of the gods. An ancient Egyptian legend tells of a two-headed crane seen flying over the Nile to announce the start of a joyful and prosperous new season.
Cranes are masters at killing snakes. In Christian symbolism, cranes are seen as natural enemies of Satan. Due to their long migration season, they also became a symbol of endurance and their wings were once used as talismans to aide weary travelers. The spring return of cranes is a symbol of Christ's resurrection.
In Roman mythology, the crane was sacred to Demeter, the mother goddess. Demeter was said to renew the earth each spring when her daughter, Persephone, was released from the underworld."

In Japan, the crane is a symbol of long-life, happiness, good luck and peace. Paper Cranes became a symbol of healing Japan (find out more in National Geographic article).

Origami Paper Cranes are easy to fold. There are minimum requirements to make them: square paper and your hands. :o) You can find a diagram how to fold Origami Paper Crane here.

I used beautiful Origami Paper I had in my stash. I trimmed one paper to fold slightly smaller crane. :o)

List of supplies:
  • Origami paper, 15 cm x 15 cm
  • Origami paper, 14 cm x 14 cm (trimmed)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer

I hope you'll like my project for this fortnight, get inspired and give a try to folding Paper Crane/s. Stop by the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous creations my Design Team Mates made for this challenge. Do join us, we can't wait to see your projects. :o)

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)

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