Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Coffeelovers Spring blog hop: day 5


Good morning, while sipping my coffee I write my blogpost for you.
Today i played with 2 sweet digital stamps from 
They offer some freebies for the hop and I used them here.
I have printed tem on white cardstock (250 gr) and took
out my pencils.

After I colored the image, I looked for
some matching design paper. This paper
is from a 6x6 design serie from Stampin'Up!
(It came with the tea sstampset they had last year).
Then my eye caught my washi tape and 
together it was a perfect combination.
Last but not least I added a few lavender
sticky gemstones.

I hate wasting nice design paper,
so I used the left over pieces on a second card.

And not only on the outside, but also on the inside.
The coffee cup here is from Club Scrap.


Of course my cards are also for day 28 of the 
color challenge on The Daily Marker.

Thank you for looking and
have a latte creative day




Monday, March 27, 2017

Coffeelovers Spring blog hop: day 4

Day 4 of the Coffeelovers blog hop
and i still have so many ideas for my cards.

For this card I found the background on the internet.
I wanted to share it with you, but could not find it again.
I love looking for coffee images all over.

So I got my pencils out and my waterbrush
and started coloring. When I finished coloring
I took a splash embossing folder and rand the 
background panel through my big shot.
The sentiment is also a find from internet and
absolutely love it! This I can share with you.
I found it HERE, so you can all grab it too!

As I did a lot of coloring here,
yeah this card is also for day 27  of
The Daily Marker.

Thank you so much for looking
and have a latte creative day!





Sunday, March 26, 2017

Coffeelovers Spring blog hop: day 3


Welcome to day 3 of the 

Don't forget to add your own card
so you can win one of the fabulous prizes.


This card is inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch
and made with the digital freebie on the
  Verve Stamps blog.
You can download these stamps for a short
period of time HERE.

This is the Mojo Monday sketch and as you
can see I have turned it for my card.
Even though I used different colors,
can you see my inspiration?!!
For the background I embossed the paper
with the Tim Holtz splashes folder
and for the circle I used some design paper.
The cup is colored with markers and in the heart
of the flower I added a sticky pearl.

Now with some of the design papers I had left from
yesterdays card, I decided to make an other one.
I make this card for The Daily Marker
colorchallenge day 26.

For this card I used the same sketch, as I had
these cut papers left (the design paper was
two sided).
Here the finished card. I used:
Michael Strong's tulip and coffee stamp

Here you see the sketch again that I also
used yesterday.

First i stampd the large tulip and embossed it
with white embossing powder. The tul;ip is cut out 
with its matching metal die. I printed Brentwood
and colord him with markers. And to make the
card also count for the Coffeelovers blog hop
I gave Brentwood a full cupof coffee.
I hope he enjoys his cup outside in the Spring sun.

Thank you so much and
have a latte creative day!




Saturday, March 25, 2017

Coffeelovers blog hop day 2: sketch

 Good morning coffee lovers.
Have you had your coffee yet?

As you know I love making these coffee cards
and what better way than posting them for
You can win some fantastic prizes there
is you share your card. Read all the details HERE.

Here is my card for day 2 and I used a sketch
for my card and Michael Strong's large
coffee cup with a sentiment by Create with TLC.

The central image is embossed with black embossing
powder and colored with a red and white pencil.
So my card count for day 25 of 
The Daily Marker colorchallenge.

For the background i used some peaces of coffeebean
scrap paper and thesteam stamp that comes with the
Michael Strong coffee set.


I also want to enter my card for the

Thank you for looking
nd have a creative day!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee blog hop day 1

Today is the start of another wonderful
Coffee Lovers blog hop.
You can find all the details
and ways to win prizes here.

Today this is my contribution:
Coffee for Easter.

I used a variations of stamps and papers from
my stash to make these cards.
For the first card I embossed the background with a 
Tim Holtz rays die and punched out some oval shapes
for the egs. The bow on the egg is also a punch.
The cup on the center egg is from Create a Smile.
The bunnies are from Club Scrap and the sentiment
is from Stampin'Up!

For this card I used an alcohol background that was
 had lying around. The cups are dies from 
STAMPloration, but the sentiments are from
Verve Stamps.

Thank you for looking
and more coffee tomorrow.
Creative greetings,




Club Scrap Artist Team Challenge: Digital

Welcome to the March Club Scrap Artist Team digital blog hop.
We share with you what you can do with
I hope you have arrived here from
and seen what wonderful work she shared with you.
If you happen to lose your way, you can always go
the the Club Scrap Blog where you 
find all the members of the Artist Team.
As it is Spring soon and all the bulbs are  all around
us here, I loved to make these paper bags to decorate
the flower pots. With the digital kit I created the
sentiments on the bags.
For the background to the sentiment I used this 
aquarel splash as a background. I leave it here for you to
pick up and make your own paperbag.

So after I created a few sentiments, I printed
all of them on ordinairy copy paper.
I used the word program for this and  eyballed
the sentiments to be in the middle of the page.
Next I crumpled the paper before making it into
a paper bag.

Now you smoothe the paper and fold it like
you see here. Add some tape to the short side
to glue the sides together.
The bottom is folded towards the inside
and the top and bottom are taped again.
Now the bag is finished.
Depending on the size of the pot you put inside
you can make the bag a little larger or smaller.
Also you can change the hight by folding over
the top a little more. I used food jars inside the
paper bag (you have them small and large).
Here a template I found about the folding.
If you click om the image you can see a 
image and have a better view.

I also made one as a birthday gift.
As an extra touch I added the ribbon.

Close up to the sentiment.

And of course these paper bags have little card
for when you give the paperbags as a gift and 
you can add a little note to it.These cards are 
4,5 x 2,75 inch folded double.
As you see I am super handy with photoshop, but I can do
some simple things, like 2 layers (a sentiment to a picture) and
with only that you can make great projects. Even if you have no
experience, you can just print the images and use those to maek
a card. This is called hybrid crafting.

You need more ideas?
Hop over to Jennifer's Blog
and see what she has come up with.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!




Thursday, March 23, 2017

Club Scrap digital kit and irisfolding

Today I have a totally different idea with the
Club Scrap digital Delft kit.
I choose a very Dutch technique called "irisfolding".
This technique started with folding insides of enveloppes.
When back in the days lots of real mail was send, 
lots of enveloppes had beautiful inside patterns.
But today email is the most used post.
So other papers are used, like wrapping paper or
origami papers. 
For my project I chose some background patterns from the
digital kit and printed those out on copy paper.
If you have never done irisfolding and are curious about
this technique, I have a tutorial here.
So here is card#1 a tulip. As this is not my own
template i cannot share it here, but if you want it,
just emal me.

The technique needs a template
and you cut out the shape in the panel of the card.

The template is behand the card panel and
all is taped down.

from the printed papers I have cut strips of 1 inch.

Folding the strips and taping them down
as the template tells you. I did it easy on
the stem and the leaves by covering this with
a plain green piece of paper.

When all is finished and you turn around the
paper, this is what you get.

Card #2: here I also printed a  background
piece from the Delft kit. The vase shape is cut out
and did in the irisfolding technique.
I added some flowers from my stash on top
of the vase.

On the close up you can see that I added a
 border(sticker) around the vase.

Card #3: a clog.
For this card I made the template myself
and you are welcome to use it:

When i finished doing the irisfolding,
I also used the real tulip stamp and colored 
it with a marker. The lines are drawn with the
diamond pen that came with the paper kit.

Tomorrow there is the 
Club scrap Artist Team Blog Hop
with many more digital ideas.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!