Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday scrap page: handlettering

My page today is about: Handlettering.
Lately I am practicing this and doing a challenge on
instagram of 31 one days of October on handlettering.
I am still far from average, but it is fun to do and learning on the way.

As you see I even practice with one of my grandchildren
on my lap. Colin is looking very interrested ;-).

For my page I used a combination of Club Scrap's  
Garden Shed and the new Literature kit.
This Fleur de Lis stamp is by Michael Strong.
I stamped this on the bookpage print from the CS Literature kit.
Then I cut it with the die that goes with it and decorated
this with lovely blue sticky gemstones, matching the ribbon.

Here some handwriting of me. The top card also has one
of the Literature rubber stamps on the background.

This sentiment is one of the cut aparts from the
Club Scrap Literature kit.

Thank you for looking.
Hope you come by again on Wednesday when
we have a blog hop with the Club Scrap Literature kit.

Have a creative day!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Saturday Sketch Card: coffee

I made today's card for two challenges:

The fun sketch over at

I did one yesterday, but
for today I just liked it again.

and the theme of coffee
at the CASology Blog.

Not a difficult topic for me!

The background is embossed with the sizzix
coffee bean folder
And underneath the focal image I used a piece of ribbon
and a left over piece of cardstock stamped with
coffee rings. Then i cut the circle, stamped the sentiment
(by Crafting Desert Divas).
The coffee cup is by Michael Strong and embossed
with copper and colored with pink and brown
distress markers. Two tiny sticky pearls for decoration.

Thank you for looking
and have a latte creative day!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches 259: Fall

Here is my card for the

I used Club Scrap digital Literature kit
and one of the real rubber stamps.

This is the current sketch.

I started with printing a bookpage from the 
digital Literature kit (you find it here) and cut it to size
for a card. I embossed the card with autumn leaves
and colored the raised parts with  distress ink.

With a Tim Holtz die I cut out of the rest of the bookpaper the Autumn leaves.

The card paper I colored with  brown distress ink
and some drops of water.

This is the embossed paper on the card.

The leaves are colored and I manipulated the 
veins of the leaves and colored them with a black 
blending tool.

After essembling the card I stamped the sentiment at the
bottom of the card. This stamp is from the rubber stamp
sheet that goes with the paper version of the Litlerature kit.
You find it here.
This was my inspiration.
Near our house.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thanks for coffee

Even without a coffee blog hop, I just keep coming up
with more fun coffee cards!
This one is perfect for Thanksgiving. 
The image is from the set below by

You can find the image in the shop HERE
(and leave 24h for delivery).
All these images together for only $ 2.88.

I printed the image twice and colored it with pencil.
The cup is added again with foam tape for 3d effect.

The corners are punched with a paper punch and
then  added some gold thread and a little sticky gemstone.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Club Scrap October Team Challenge: Gift ideas

Welcome to a Club Scrap Team challenge.
We know that soon you are thinking GIFTS,
so today in our blog hop we hope to inspire
you with our DIY gift making.

The hop starts on the Club Scrap Blog
(where you find all the disigners)
but I hope you came here from 
and enjoyed her idea for a gift.

So here is my gift idea.
In the last hop I shared with you a gift idea for 
TEA (you can still find it here), 
so today I have something for coffee lovers.
A gift box with coffee and chocolate and
even a pocket for a gift card.

Of course you want to have some instructions,
so let's start with the template for the cover,
the inside  and the chocolate box
Do click on the photo, so you have a larger version
and read all the measurements.

For the papers of this gift box I used Crewel and
Unusual papers from the 2016 Febuary kit.
This is the start of the inside of the giftbx "book".
For decoration I leave the creativity
up to you. I stamped some papers or I used decorated
paper (helps making it faster!)

After contructing the box for chocolates,
I advise you to use some read strong tape (the red version!)

This is ribbons and brads from the kit and perfect to make
the bands that hold the coffee sachets.
The ribbons are 7,5 inch long and taped down
in the back.
On the other  side I added sugar sachets, a spoon and a 
gift card (but you can also add a sweet card in the
pocket with a wish. The coffee cup is made with
a Tim holtz die and stamps from 2008 Gift Tag set (Club Scrap).

Here used 4 inch long ribbon and made a slit
half way to tuck in the ribbon. of course the ribbon is
taped down in the back.

Here a template of the pocket.
Click on the photo to see the larger version
to read all the sizes better.
Everything taped to the box

and now filled with delicious goodies.

On the spine of the book-box I added the text
with a vintage alphabet from 2007 Fizz ( one
of my favourites).

To decorat the outside cover I made these tags with
cupes. They are die cuts from Tim Holtz.
The tags I stamped with my Mocha Java stamps.

al papers are still from
the Crewel and Unusal kit.

Well, this was my contribution, but there is so much more.
The next gift ideayou find on
so do go and have a look.

If you lose your way,
go back to the Club Scrap Blog
for all the details and links.

Thank you very much for looking
and wishing you a creative day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Trick or treat

Today another fun FREEBIE on
Trick or Treat.

Well, I downloaded it and used it to
make it into my own sentiment for this card.

The cups are cut with a Tim Holtz die and'
decorated with stamps from Stampin'Up!

The background paper is also by Create with TLC
and is a freebie HERE.

Here a close up of the sentiment I made up
in photoshop.

I enter my card for the Halloween challenge
on the DL Art Blog

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween Brew

Just want to share another fun coffee card with you.
I found  wonderful freebie on Create with TLC.
Digital paper with pumpkin and coffee beens. Ready for
fall or Halloween projets.

Yiou find 2 variations of FREE digital paper HERE.

Then the next day Paulette offered a wonderfl
digital coffee sentiment set, I just could not resist!
You find it HERE.

So I printed the paper and the sentiment.
Then i cut out the coffee cup with a Tim Holtz die.
The sleeve of the die has been run through
a crimper after I decorated it. Eyes are punched
out of black paper and the mouth is drawn by hand.

Do you see the bat hanging on top of the card?
Some left over paper I used for decorations inside.
I finished off the card with some black sequins.
I used some glossy accent to glue them on the card.

I enter my card for the DL Art Blog
with the Halloween challenge.

Thank you for looking 
and have a creative day!