Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Surprise: Blog Candy

Sorry, no scrap page today!
I have something else to share with you!
has 4 new stamps in his online
webshop and he send me some extra's!!
So I have some delicious
Have you seen all the new stamps?
Cloisonne Reindeer Ornaments Stamp Set
Cloisonne Stockings Ornaments Stamp Set
Cloisonne Snowman Rubber Stamp Set
Cloisonne Dove Ornaments Stamp Set

I was wondering which one is 
your favourite?
Leave your comment here and YOU might
win your favourite stamp.
 You have all week to make your choice 
and I will announce the winner
next Sunday.

Today I share this card with you with the snowman stamp
and a sentiment from  from Mike's word & phrases stamp set.

Are you wondering how i did the blue/brown background?
Very simple: First i stamped the snowman ornament in
versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder.
Then  I used a few blue bistre grains on my craft
sheet,added a few drops of water and used the pannel
direct to the craft sheet to get the color on the paper.
Dried it with  my heatgun and that is all. This way
you can make afew cardsin a short amount of time.

On top I made a hole to add a piece of turquoise ribbon.

Behind the ornament pannel I used a piece of white paper,
that i ebossed with a embossing folder that looks like this:
It gives an extra touch to the card. Papers are from
Club Scraps November Lakes pizza box. Yummy colors!

Thanks for looking and don't forget to
leave a comment with your favourite
of Michael Strong's new stamps!

But... if you can't wait to WIN a stamp
you can always order them here  in  the webshop
and start making Christmas cards with them!

Creative greetings,

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tim Holtz tag:November Anniversary

Today is my 15th Wedding Anniversary to 
the love of my life:  Raymond and inspired
by the November tag by Tim Holtz 
I made this tag my Anniversary tag:
Thank you, my dear, for 
15 wonderful years

I want to share with you how I made this tag:
Things I used:
corrugated card board
distress paint and spray
versamark, clear embossing powder
Michael Strong heart stamp

I started with stamping the heart stamp on the tag
with versamark and adding clear embossing powder.
Then heating it with the heatgun.

On apiece of scrap paper (larger then the tag) I stamped
the heart stamp in red. This way I could see the lines well
and cut out the heart.

The open heart was laid over the stamped tag for
the placement of the heart and I cut the scrap paper
exactly the size of the tag.Now i put it on the corrugated
bord and after tracing the heart with a pencil, 
I cut out the heart in the board.

Now to color the tag with the direct to paper technique.
Adding color on my craft sheet and spraying it with water,
the palette is ready for coloring.

Put the tag face down on the craft sheet to add the color.
You need to do this a few times for a complete
covering of the tag.

Tag ready for the next step.
Corrugated card bord is next to
get ready by starting to tear some of the 
paper of the tag.

Coloring the board with festive berries on top
and around the tag.

Finishing it of with red and gold distress spray.
When tag and board are completely dre I glued
them together and decorated the tag

with the ticket, the numbered paper clips,
an arrow and some red tinsel twine.

On top a red ribbon and a clock for I hope
we will have lots more time together!
Thanks for looking!

Have a creative day!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Create with TLC: Off to Grandma's for Chritmas

Here we are with another

Hope you you have arrived here from
and you have enjoyed her project
and taken her image to play with.

Now come and see what I have made for you:
An easel card with a light.
Now i am sure you want to know how to make this.

First i share with you the free
image that you can use to make this card:
(just click on the image and safe to your computer)
The idea for this card I found on the internet
and it has a video and all information for you
to make this card that measures 4,5 x 5,5 inch
when folding flat. So it can be send in a regular envelop.

Go to DoStamping with Dawn for all info.
From the back the card looks like this:
a battery controlled candle!

Papers are Club Scrap Orient Express.
And the sentiment is from the um stamp set
Ä very groovy Christmas" by Club Scrap.

The inside of the card looks like this.
You see on the left side the folding line
and the oval whole for the vellum.

At the right side I have this border with a
Club ScrapOrient Express stamp and a sentiment
you find as a freebie on the Create with TLC Blog.
I printed it with the computer.

The package is a die by Tim Holtz.

Are you ready for more inspiration?
Please hop over to
to see what she has in store for you.

Thank you for looking
and your comments are much appriciated.

Have a creative day!

Sunday Scrap page: Sinterklaas

Here in The Netherlands St. Nicolaas has arrived.
This is a celebration especially for children.
You can read about the customs here.

Yesterday he arrived on his boat in the harbour,
so parents and children went out to greet him.
Of course we took Owen into town, as we did last year.
It was a great happening, lots of people, music
and "pepernoten" (special candy).

And in the evening the children put a shoe in front
of the open fire (if you have one) ad sing a song
for St. Nicolaas and hope they will get a little present
in the morning.

The top border of my page is made with letters
from the Michael Strong alphabet stamps and
the nuts are symbolized by the little circle stamp.

The hat of St. Nicolaas is folded. I found on internet how to
do this. So here is the link for my Dutch friends.
The papers I used for this page are 
Club Scrap Dungerees.

And here we have Owen in the morning.
Surprised: What is this?
What most bothered him was that the
horse had eaten the carrot he added in his shoe!

Well, we are going to hav a fun few weeks
with him until December 5th when St. Nicolaas
goes back home to Spain.

Thank you for looking!

Have a creative day!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday Card: one cup at a time

Today I share with you the card I made for the 
card sketch in the Michael Strong stampgroup.

This is the sketch:

When I noticed the sentiment on the 
I knew suddenly what I was going to make.
With lots of background papers I had lying around
from trying techniques for Technique Junkies, the
strips were quickly found. I embossed the paper
with a sizzix coffee bean folder.

Michael Strong's coffee cup stamp 
is embossed  with gold embossing powder and cut out.
The sentiment is printed with the computer.
If you like it,go and grab it on the
for it is a freebie this week.

Be sure to stop by again tomorow
for the Create with TLC Blog Hop!

Thanks for looking!
Have a creative day!