Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Simon Says: Wrap it up!


Lots of wrapping in December, so when I noticed the 
challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Blog,
I just had to enter it:
"Wrap it Up!"

This time I stamped my own wrapping paper and made a matching card.
I used the Stamptember 2017 Tim Holtz stamps. I love them
an the matching stencil that came with it.


This is the finished package, but below 
I have some stamping stages to share.
I have this lovely kraft paper with a gold shine,
perfect for the Holidays. I started stamping with two
tones of brown and the woodring stamp.

Next I used these stamps with brown, green and red
oxide distress inks.

The woodsie is also perfect for a label.
The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz mini handwitten
holidays stamps CMS211.

For the matching card I used the same stamps.

The background is stamped with the woodsie
and I added some stars fromn the stencil in the sky
with a little sparkle added.
On the bottom you also see part of the stencil.
The background paper is a pice of Stampin'Up!
design paper I found that matched nicely.

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





Sunday, December 9, 2018

Simon Says: B is for?

Time for some Christmas cards!

I want to enter this card on the 
Monday Challenge Blog by Simon Says Stamp.
Simon Says: "B" is for?
Well here the B is for Christmas tree BALLS
and lots of different BLUE on my card.


These Christmas tree balls are rubber stamps  by
Michael Strong and you find them here.
They come in a set of a large and a small stamp.
I used the small stamp here.
Stamped on blue paper and embossed 
with white embossing powder.

The background is a white folded piece of
white cardstock. I started with the star embossing
folder by Tim Holtz and used two colors of
oxide distress ink.
Next I added two pieces of design paper
and the wooden circle (Tim Holtz stamp special '17 SSS).
After adding the balls with the organza ribbons
I added the sentiment (from the same Tim Holtz set).

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!




Saturday, December 8, 2018

New Year with Brentwood

Even though the Coffee Lovers blog hop is over, 
there are still m,any stamped images on my table
that I wanted to use, but as usual.....not enough time.

So today I want to close all my coffee ideas with
this card to wish you all lots of coffee in the New Year
with the lovely Brentwood from JessicaLynnOriginals.
The New Year die I fount on Aliexpress and Brentwood
is colored with Stampinblends from Stampin'Up!.
The sweather is decorated with tiny sticky gemstones.

The sentiment is made up with a variety of stamps
from different firms.

Tonight is the last night of Hanukkah and I will be
out celebrating with my daughters and the grandchildren.

Thanks for looking
and have a latte great day!



Friday, December 7, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop day 8


Here is the last day of the
After seeing so many card, I have so much inspiration in my head,
it is a pity it is over, but I think for Amy it has been a long
week. We are all happy you did it again AMY.
Thank you so VERY MUCH!!

Thanks also to all the sponsors who spice up this
blog hop. I hope you also added your card to the hop
to be able to win one of the prizes.
Today I have this gift bag to share with you.
Papers and dies are all by Stampin'Up!.
I used a paper bag to decorate. The size of the paper is 
6.75 x 7.75 inch. The design paper belongs to 
the Sign of Santa set.

The Santa is cut out of the paper, he is on the other side
of the green paper. I gave him his special santa cup.

I made the sentiment up with the dies and  part of
it printed with the computer.

Inside the bag are two strips of Nespresso coffee.
Both are decorated with a coffee cup tag.
The tag is made with the SU! thinlit.
Inside you can write a message. The sentiment
is not SU!, but Newton's Nook.

This one is decorated with one of the
elves that I had left. One could not let 
him lie around.

Thank you so much for keeping up
with me for a week of caffinated goodness.

Have a latte great day!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hanukkah and Coffee Lovers Blog Hop day 7a

Today I have another card for you on the
It is also Hanukkah all week and for
Hanukkah I usually give all my children
a money gift. These gift card pockets
from Create with TLC are just perfect.

Here is one card I made with the much loved
stampset from Stampin'Up! called Festival Fun.
This set is from 2004 and unfortunately not
available anymore.

I combined it with this gift pocket card from
Paulette from Create with TLC
and she told me I could share it with you all.

Of course inside the pocket is a coffee gift card!
See the by holding already his Hanukkah cup with coffee.

Of course I used for decoration one of  the gift
cards I received from one of my friends from 
the Facebook Coffee group, for here in The Netherlands
Starbucks has no gift cards.

The dreidel is one of the games that are especially played with
Hanukkah. To learn more about this game go HERE.

All the images are colored with pencil and the background paper
is also from Create with TLC.

Thank you for looking
and hope to see you back tomorrow
on the last day of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Have a latte creative day!


Coffee Lovers Blog Hop day 7

Are you enjoying all the caffinated inspiration from the
Just a few more days to add your card HERE.


My card for today is made with a digital image 
and sentiment by Graciellie's Design.

For the background I used the Sizzix coffee bean
embossing folder on black paper. Ten I added
a special aniqued wax on top. I must say it looks
way better in person with the shiny gold paper
behind it.

Before coloring the cup I added the sentiment in
photoshop to the cup and then printed it. I colored 
the cup with pencil, cut it out and added the gold
and brown leaves. Behind the cup you see 
brown with gold baker's twine.

Thank you for looking and
hope to see you back tomorrow.

Have a latte creative day!


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop day 6


Welcome to another day of coffee goodness.
Day 6 of the  
\where you can all participate and make a chance
to win one of the 87 prizes.

For my cards I was inspired by Vanessa's card here.
Of course I made my own version.
For my cards I used the free images from
JessicaLynnoriginals from this year and past years
she shares with the followers of the coffee loers blog hop.
So for the background of this card I made a bag
with some scrap paper and the mini treat bag
thinlit by Stampin'Up! and glued it to the red
cardstock adter adding some red hemp.

Inside the back I added a Christmas subway art
I found googling the internet. Just type 
Christmas subway art and you get many hits.
Of course you can also add a gift card or 
money inside the bag.

The absolutely adorable image of Brentwood is colored
with pencil and cut out by hand. The cup is cut out of a piece
of Stampin'Up! design paper.

Here a variation with another Brentwood owl image.
The Brentwood Farmwreath2017 colored with pencil too.

Insid the bag a different subway art printed on
kraft paper.

On top I stapled a coffee ribbon for easy lifting
from the treat bag.

Here a close up on the image. I added a few
sticky gemstones to make the wreth more festive.
The sentiment is a thinlit.

Thank you for looking and
I do hope to see you again tomorrow.
Don'forget to add your card, atc or project to the 
coffee hop HERE.

Have a latte creative day!