Friday, November 27, 2015

Cupcake Challenge 337

When I noticed this challenge on the
I just had to play,but...I had no bear,
so i went searching for a picture around 
the web and stumbled on these cute
bears with coffee!
The were in the Etsy shop of 
and I just had to buy them.
you find the bears HERE.
So here is my card for the challenge.
The card is kraft paper and the panel is a dark
shiny gold paper embossed with coffee beans.
The bear is printed on heavy paper and cut out
with scissors.

 The sentiment is by Create with TLC
and you find it HERE.
On the cup I glued a little metal heart.
The clock in the background is a die from Tim Holtz.

Thank you for looking!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

To all my friends in the US:

Of course I had to make a card for you.
As I did not have a turkey stamp,I improvised a little.
I made this one up with the tulipand the chick stamp
from Michael Strong and all the papers are Club
Scrap (Moroccan Spice, Botanicals and Big Top).

The Happy sentiment is from CS Picknic kit and Thanksgiving
is from a clear CTMH set.

If you clickon the picture you can see a larger version
of this card detailof the turkey. You see I added the wiggly eyes
and the gemstones. The tulips look perfect hear as the turkey feathers.
The border of the card I doodled with a black marker.

I also had to make this coffee card for my friends at the 
Coffee Loving Papercrafters group on facebook.
I used the Tim Holtz coffee cup die,
Michael Strong's pumpkin stamp and 
Create with TLC sentiment.

All the papers are from the Club Scrap Moroccan Spice kit.
The background I made with the extra stencil that I order
with this kit. I used brown and orange ink to color the
On the coffee cup i also sed the pumpkin stamp for decoration.
Everything is colored with pencil.
The sentiment by Create with TLC is printed with the
computer and cut out with a die.

Thank you for looking.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Club Scrap Blog Hop: Moroccan Spice

Welcome to another wonderful Blog Hop from
Club Scrap
I hope you arrived here from
Donna's Blog
and admired her wonderful project.
If you happen to loose your way, you can always
go back to the Club Scrap Blog,
where you find all participants.

I absolutely love the colores of this month's kit.
Beautiful for coffee cards,but I restrain myself
and have some other projects in mind too!
I am making little bags with the 
Stampin'Up! mini treat bag die.
Here is the first one. With this beautiful paper
you don't need to do anything with the background.
I only added the banner with hanks cut out with a die.
The fibre came with the kit and I closed the bag with
a clothes pin decorated with a leaf (from the Aspen kit).

The second bag has a window cut out,
so you can see the sentiment of the card inside.
Around the window I used the Aspen
leaves again. I colored them with pencil.

Here the inside card. I used the stencil with this one
and the Greetings to Go UM stamps.
The third bag is for Hanukkah,for this
is a Holiday I celebrate. We always give money
to our kids and I try to make different
eveloppes each year. This year it will be the 
treat bag enveloppe..

Again, I made a window in the treat bag.
Of course I did this before folding and taping the bag together.

I cut a card that fit's inside the treat bag.
The decorated side will be the front side.
And the gift card will be fastned to the backside

On the back side I will add a gift card.
So I made to slits to make the card fit.
Because you see this on the front I used 
alittle panel to cover this.

Here you see the finished front side of the card.
For the white part I used an embossing folder that matches
the Moroccan theme. The Hanukkah stamps are
also by Club Scrap but very vintage!
I also want to share this window card with you.
I made some last year,but I thought I do it again for
the stencil gave me a perfect window.
You find instructions for a card like this HERE
with video instructions.

Here is the part of the stencil, that I used forthe window of
this card. Behind the window is a piece of vellum (not from
the kit).

I cut the window 3 times.

Here the vellum part. First the star stamped and
embossed and next decorated with another part of the stencil.

Here you see the stencil, that you can have as an extra
added to your kit. You see more of it HERE.

This easel card can be send flat (hope the receiver has
one of these electric tealights) or you have to add one
with your gift!

This is how the card lookks from behind.

See the light burning through the window.

Inside the card the menorah (candle holder) is
fastened with foam tape, so it holds the standing up
part of the card.

If you are in for more ideas,please hop over to
I am sure she has something special for you in store.

Thank you very much for looking and
for your wonderful comments.

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Mojo Monday 425

Even though we do not celbrate Thanksgiving in
The Netherlans, I do make cards for my US friends.
The sketch Challenge on Mojo Monday suddenly
gave me an idea for this card.

This is the sketch.
And this is my card.
I used the Club Scrap Moroccan Spice kit
with it's warm colors.Just perfect for the
time of the year. You find the kit HERE.

For the background (red panel) I used an embossing
folder and added gold ink direct to the paper.

You see the motive combing back in the paper 
and also behind the sentiment(stencil).
The leaves are from the Aspen kit stamped
on dark brown and colored with pencil.

I hope you willcome back tomorrow for our
monthly Club Scrap Blog Hop with over
20 blogs to visit and get some wonderful inspiraion.

Have a creative day!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wedding Anniversary

Today is my Wedding Anniversary
and instead of scrapping,I share with you the card
I made for my DH.Yes, this year it is a coffee card!

We both like our cup of coffee. We both drink our coffee 
black (me with a sweetner and Ray with a sugar).
We both love the Nespresso coffee.
Ray likes an espresso now and then
and my absolute favourite is a Pumpkin latte now and then!
(but you - who read my blog- must have noticed that!).

I made this matching enveloppe for the card
using coffee ring stamp, beans and a coffee stamp stamp
(funny ha!)

For the card i used
Michael Strong's large heart stamp and mini coffee cup.
you might notice that I used a mirror image of the
coffee cup stamp. How did I do that, you will ask for sure.
Hereis a tutorial:

The background is a piece of scrap paper
worked over with the beans and the
coffee ring stamp.

The large heart is copper paper and copper embossing
powder. The cup is blue paper and copper embossed.
I am in love with that pearl in the cup, so I had to do it again.

The sentiment on this card is from Create with TLC.
Printed with the coputer and cut with a die.

 Here you see the card waiting next to Raymond's
morning coffee.

Thanks everyone for looking
and your wonderful comments.

Have a day full of LOVE!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday card: Art Deco Christmas

This new set of stamps "Art Deco" by  
Michael Strong is perfect for all kinds of occasions.
It just depends on what color you use!

Today I show you how I made the art deco element 
intoa Christmas card.
I started with decorating the background of the card.
I used the set "Cloisonné Medallions".I stamped
the circleswith versamark and embossed  it with
clear embossing powder.  Next I stamped the 
sentiment at the bottomof the card. This is from the set
Cloisonné Words & Phrases. I embossed the sentiment
with gold embossing powder.

For the green element,I used a piece of paper that I  colored
with green bistre powder. When it was drie I stamped the 
large art deco element with versamark and embossed  it
with cold embossing powder. Then I cut it with scissors.
The red circles are the smaller circles from the Cloissoné Medallions
stampset and stamped on red paper with gold embssig powder.
Cut out with a 1inch paper punch. I added some gold thread 
behind the circles with foam tape, to give it more of 
a Christmaus bauble impression.

Thank you for looking and leaving your comments.

Have a creative day!