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Dear readers,
I must apologize for neglecting my beloved little blog lately . You see, I’ve been completely dedicated to my latest creation…

be back soon ūüôā




Kreative Blogger Award

Hi everybody!

I’m really excited to tell you that I was lucky enough to be nominated for the Kreative Blogger Award by a most talented and creative paper crafter – Katie Shafer! I have much to tell you about Katie, all on my next post which will be dedicated to her work.

As for this fun blogger award, it is very much like the “Stylish” awards I posted not long ago. It is so great to know that there are people, far away from here, who read my blog and like my work! It makes blogging (and blogging in English – which isn’t my native tongue) really worthwhile!

So, what do I have to do now that I have been nominated? It’s quite simple:

1. A proper mention of the awesome blogger who gave me the award – the lovely Katie Shafer of Scissors, Glue & Paper. Thanks dear Katie!
2. Share 7 interesting facts with my readers.
3. Nominate 7 other bloggers, with their links, and let them know about it!

First, I’d have to dig deep for some facts that I’ve never shared before… Hmmm… Shall we begin?

1) I have a few super-secret ideas for an originally illustrated pop-up book. If ever I do get to work on it, you’ll be the first to know! ūüėČ
2) I LOVE dancing. I can be the first and last person on the floor at my friends’ wedding parties, and would never consider it exercise (yack!).
3) In high school I took theater and literature as my major subjects. I loved preforming on stage and really miss it today.
4) Although I love color and use it every day in my work, I don’t really have a particular favorite one. It usually changes with time, season and mood. The one color I’ve always loved is green. It’s a tricky color to use in interior design or even as a fashion choice (it can look childish, toxic or ill), but when you get the right undertone – it’s just¬†perfect.
5) At any given time¬†I have at least 3 crafty projects that I’ve started but failed to finish.
6) I traveled Asia many years ago, right after I was released from army duty (it’s very common here in Israel, both the whole army thing and the travelling right after…). On this long trip I visited Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Nepal. I’ve been to so many interesting and beautiful places since, yet this trip seems to have left a significant mark on me, and I treasure it to this day.
7) Ari, my beloved husband, is from Uruguay. Therefore, one of my greater goals for this year is to learn a bit of Spanish! ūüôā

Now that you know a few more facts about me, it’s time to “pass the torch” and declare my own choices for the Kreative Blogger award! I’ve decided to nominate some blogs I never mentioned here before, because I love the idea of us getting to know new people throughout the web!

* The Red Pepper Quilts blog-  an inspiring and informative blog about quilting. I love quilts, mostly the ones with a cool, modern take. Rita, the author of the blog, has great talent both for sewing and for telling all about it.
* The Delighted Momma blog is not really a craft blog Рthe author Lindsay is an aesthetician and her blog is packed with helpful (and healthy!) beauty DIYs, along with some craft ideas, accessory making  tips and some good-for-you recipes.
* The next blog is an Israeli one, which is written in English for all of you to enjoy – Scrappin’ it¬†is¬†updated frequently by Einat, the author, with tons of ideas, tutorials and pictures of her (massive!) collection of projects.
* This blog is so pretty and so mouth-watering… Sugar and Charm¬†is all about entertaining and life style, with some baked goods on top! Eden and her husband Zan make sure every post is well photographed, stylish and fun.
*Le Frufru is an Italian blog oozing with style, where the author Chiara, a wedding planner, offers tips and tricks for amazing DIY celebrations.
* A Typical Type A is a lovely blog that updates me on a daily basis about beautiful design delights. Alicia the author makes sure to expose her readers to promising artists and artworks,  mainly inspiring graphic design, typography prints and illustrations.
* Last but not least – another Israeli blog, this time in Hebrew (but in my opinion- totally worth a google-translate!)- It’s Came from love¬†(my own free translation of the Hebrew title). Meital, the author, is a very creative scrappbooker, with a huge collection and¬†excellent tutorials – no need to know Hebrew to enjoy it all!

Wow, that was a long one. Hope you have a wicked week!


A Pop Up Winner!

Sooooooo sorry for not posting earlier! I had such an awesome week for my birthday, and celebrations just went on the week after… I truly had a lot on my plate lately, hope you can forgive me and thank you for your patience ūüôā

Well now, time to declare my Double Birthday winner! Thank you all for your comments, I’m very happy to be able to make a special pop up just for you!
The winner is:


Congrats! I don’t have your e-mail Daphnalula, so please contact me so I can give you all the details.

And as for the rest of you – Thank you for taking part in this, I have some great treats up my sleeve, so stay tuned for what’s coming up soon!


A Double Birthday!

Exactly two years ago I published my first post here on the Little Green Box blog. Exactly 31 years ago I was born. This is a double birthday!

On this festive occasion I would like to thank all my readers around the world. I appreciate every single one of you, whether you’re following the blog regularly or just popping to say “Hi!” once in a while. Your visits here on the little green box, your supportive comments and emails and your pins on Pinterest – it all makes me so happy! You guys give me the encouragement to create, the motivation to try new things and the courage to share it with the world. I’ve learned so much in the past two years, and I have you all to thank.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Now, how about some candy for my awesome readers?

As it is quite customary to have some sort of Blog Candy on a blog’s birthday, I would like to offer this original gift from me:

I will make you a personal one-of-a-kind pop up card, inspired by your ideas!

So, what do you need to do to take part in this blog candy? So easy, it’s piece of cake (Yes, a pun…):

1. Write down a comment to this post, telling me about a fun or special birthday you had! [Comments will be accepted until Saturday 31st.]
2. Wait for the raffle next Sunday, April 1st ūüôā

The winner should send me an image of any sort (an artwork? a travelling photo? a graphic pattern?…), and I will create a unique pop-up inspired by that image.

I wish you, and myself, a creative year, with more ideas and fewer things to hold you back. I wish for a year of innovation and many new friends, as supportive and as wonderful as you guys.



PS – Check out what my husband bought for my birthday!!! I’m crazy in love! (and with my husband as well)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I wish you all a LOVEly day!

An Awesome Blog Candy

Check it out! It’s a hot blog candy, offered by Einat Kessler from “Scrappin’ it”.

For details of how to get this bundle of goodies, press here.

Have a nice week!


Happy Purim!!!

As you can see, I’ve decided to become a hungry vampire this Pourim. I love it!!! Some of it I made myself, but mostly I adjusted, decorated and mixed-and-matched some old clothes.

Have a happy, colorful holiday!


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