Friday, October 9, 2015

Merry Monday #174 {Java Time}

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I don't know what is happening,
but Coffee Challenges seem to pop up
just everywhere.....
Now I found one on the

The theme is to incorporate Christmas and coffee.
Well...I have a go at it and this is my card.
For the background I used different colors
of blue distress ink.I covered my paper
with post it notes to create these lines.

On top is stamped Michael Strong's coffee cup
and the sentiment and stars are from the
Snow Place stamp set from Stampin'Up!
(current Winter catalogue).
A few little gemstones finish off the card
with some bling.

Thanks for looking!
Have a creative day!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Free digital coffee image at Verve Stamps

Now that the Coffee Hop is over,I went back to look at 
the blog's I  did not visit and leave them some love.
Becuse now I have more time to read all the  text
and not just look at the pictures, I found out that 
these (see below) wonderful digital stamps were free
for grabs HERE. Thank you Verve Stamps.
Here you see all the images that come with this set
(I did not all use themfor this card).

For the background I stamped this Stampin'Up!
clear leave stamp (from the set "Lighthearted Leaves"
from the current winter catalogue) with versamark and then
 embossed it with white embossing powder. All on watercolor
paper. So now I sprayed the paper with water
and used a wide brush and these distress markers
to softly color the background.

Before adding the panel to the card I wrapped
a burlap ribbon around it and some yellow baker's twine.

The cups are colored with distress markers too.
I made a new sentiment out of the two sentiments
that this set came with.

Thank tou for looking!

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Guest Designer Crafting by Design Blog

I was very surprised when I got an email from
Crafting by Design
and was told I was picked August Spotlight winner
and if I wanted to be a guest designer!
I am very honored and her is my
easel notepad card for their

Autumn Colors theme
This is the front of the card and as it is an 
easel card and standing up, I added a little calender.
Instructions for easel cards can be foud here:

On the inside of the card I added a post-it notepad,
that for the picture I also decorated on the forst sheet.

The little poemi found on the internet and I typed up
with my computer and printed the right size to yse with
this oval die. It took a few goes to get the right size!

The pumpkins are a stamp from the 
Pumpkin Harvest stamp set by Michael Strong.
The background is done in alcohol ink
and embssed with little autumn leaves.
The letters are from the Alphabet stamps by Michael Strong
and the leaves are from a die by Tim Holtz.

Just a note:
If you hopover to the Crafting by Design Blog
and add your Autumn colored card to the link,
you can win a $ 10 cerificate at

Thank you very much for looking!

Have a creative day!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Coffee Blog Hop WINNER

As all the winners are announced on
 the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog
I also want to announce the winner to my blog candy
of this wonderful Coffee Stamp by 
Gourmet Rubber stamps.

I have used to pick the
winner,just don't know how to add the picture.
The WINNER is 
comment #8

Diane Jaquay said...
So FUN with the washi tape, love this!!!

Diane,please send me your snail mail address and
 the stamp will come your way.

Have a creative day!

Sunday Scrap page: Pumpkin Latte

Sorry! one more coffee page!

It comes with a story:
A few years ago i was in the US around this time
and I tasted pumpkin latte for the first time in my life.
In the Netherlands we don't have this coffee flavour.
Can you believe it?
Well Halloween is not so big here either.
So I have been trying to find this coffee here. Now that we
also have the Starbucks coffee shop, I thought last year let's try,
but no they did not have it.
I was very disappointed and my good friend Laura send me some 
packages from the US, yum! I still have a few.

So last Monday, my husband came home and invited me to
have coffee at Schiphol Airport after dinner.
He had found out that this year they did have the pumpkin latte!
Thanks for the special treat, Raymond.
I love you!!

So I made this page with
  Club Scrap paper
Michael Strong pumpkin stamp
and Tim Holtz coffee cup die by sizzix
I stamped the pumpkin on a copper colored paper
and embossed it in gold. Adding some green gemstones
for decoration.

If you like the pumpkin and need it quick, you can also use
Mike's digital image. it is free and you find it here:

I cut the cup with the die and stamped with the pumpkin
stamp on the cup with orange ink for decoration.
The mustache is in honor of my husband.
The background is again done with alcohol ink,
a splatter embossing folder and Club Scrap coffee
ring stamp.

So,I think I am done now with the coffee cards and
projets for this week. Let's move on to some other celebrations.
See you soon!
Thanks for looking and leaving your comments.

Have a creative day!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Owl be making cards!

Welcome to my blog on this special day
of card making.
Of course I had to have something here to share with you.
After a week of making coffee cards, I had to set my mind
to something else. I found a great challenge on the
There was this owl image as a FREEBIE.
You can grab it too, it is
Now there is a catch to it:
if you use it on a card and link it up to
the post on Create with TLC you rceive another
freebie in your email and..........
your card willalsobe entered in a drawing for
a $ 10,- certificae in the CTlc store!

For the background see below.
The image is coloredwit pencil and I used
the woodgrain stencil to make the background
to the image.

I made these backgrounds with alcohol ink.
You put a few drops of ink on your craft sheet
and add a few drops of alcohol blending solutions too.
Then with glossy paper you pickup these colors and 
have a beautiful coloredbackground.
The twopapers on the left i run through the big shot with
an embossing folder with a tree image.
For the right paper I took a stencil and added
some texture paste on top, let it air dry and
colored it with expresso ground distress ink.

So with the first image,my theme was set: owls!

this card is made with the owl stamp
by Michael Strong. The sentiment is from Club Scrap
It's a Hoot kit. The owl is stamped on some
paper I had lying around and embossed with silver. 
Little yellow gemstones for the eyes. The tree
branch is  a die by Tim Holtz.

And the last card, is my first Christmas card for this year.
I found this cute owl set on Create with TLC and just had to have it!
The image is colored with distress markers.

Happy Owlidays S2 Vintage image and Word Art Set
You find it HERE.

Have a creative day!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Coffeelovingcardmakers Fall Blog hop: just one more

So here is my last card for the Fall Hop of
I found a sentiment on the web
and just had to make this card:
The sentiment was so much fun
and so very Fall, that I went to my craft room
and looked for my leave dies and a cup.

I typed up the sentiment with my computer
and printed the text on heavy white paper.
Then I stamped the  coffee cup
from Michael Strong and embossed it
with copper colored embossing powder.

The leaves are cut with a small die from the Tim Holtz
Sizzix die. After cutting them I used another Michael Strong stamp
(the circle stmp) for the lines on the leaves.
The background panel is made with alcohol ink and  then
run through the big  shot with a coffee bean embossing folder.

Thank you for looking
and hopefully there will be a winter coffee hop
for some ideas are forming in my head.

Yep, it is always time for coffee!
Have a creative day!

Coffeelovingcardmakers Blog Hop: Day 8

And this is the last day of the

Hope you had a geat time looking at my 
cards and projects. I had a lot of fun
making them.
Thank you Amy (helping hands and sponsors)
to make this all possible.

My card today is made with  a digital image by
You find this image in her shop here.
She is one of the wonderful sponsors of 
the Coffee Blog Hop.

I started byprinted the image on three different colors of paper.

After cutting out the white as the base of the
image, I cut the pumpkin out of the orange
and the flowers and the cup out of the purple.
Adding the layers with foam tape for dimention.
The heart of the flower is a sticky pearl.

The sentiment is also by Create with TLC.

There arelotsof wonderful
digital coffee images in the shop of
Create with TLC here: 

Thank you for looking!

Have a creative day!