Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!


Wishing all of you a very wonderful New Year
and may some of your dreams come true!

When I got out my Club Scrap Winter Shade papers
and the old After Five (2008) stamps, I noticed my
friend Wendy did the same and she made an awesome
ATC box with it you just want to see at her blog HERE.

My wish for the next year is for Club Scrap to make a
happy new year stamp, for in all the years Iam amember there is none
and I had to add a Stampin'up! sentiment.

For my coffeeloving friends I made this New Year card
and hope that the New Year is filled with delicious coffee (cards).
The background is made with a spinner and alcohol inks.

I used thes wonderful Create with TLC digital images
that come for only  $2.33. I could not let less pass.
You find the images here.

Now let's party!
Thanks for stopping by
and have a wonderful creative day!


Saturday card: Happy New Year

For the end of the year I choose to do a color challenge.
It is the one from the

For this card i started with the background of the card. I stamped
the square stamp of Michael Strong in versamark and embossed it
with gold embossing powder. Next I took a piece of gold cardstock
and with some number dies from Stampin'Up! I cut out the 
number of the coming year. The cardstock is added to the background
with tiny red brads.
The snetiment and the stars is from another Stampin'Up! set called
It's a Celebration. Finishing of the cards with 2 gemstones.

Now I want to wish you all, wherever you are
a wonderful, happy, healthy, energetic
and creative New Year!

Thank you for always leaving your wonderful compliments
and coming to look at my projects!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Art Neko New Year card

As today I am also blogging on the Art Neko Blog
I will explain a little more about the paper lanterns I used
on my card in pictures.

To make the paper lanterns, I started out with stamping
the Art Neko snowflake background stamp on white paper.
I embossed it with white embossing powder. This will
work as a resist when add coloring.

I took 3 shades of blue distress ink for the coloring.
Wit a blending tool I added these on top of the embossed
snowflakes. When done you can use a paper towel
to clean the white snowflakes.

To make the shapes of the paper lanterns I used
a circle and an oval die to cut out the shape.

Next i used my crimper to run the shapes through
and give them the real paper lantern look.

Tiny strips of paperin the same colors as the paper lantern
where cut for the top and the bottom of the lanterns.

The tassels that I used where from my stash and premade
and came in very handy. The background is a snow
embossing folder from Stampin'Up!
The sentiment is also from Art Neko and belongs to 
Even though it looks like it is a grey card, in real
life it is silver paper (which is not seen in  the photo).

Here is another card done in the same technique.
Just used a paper circle punch for the lanterns.
Also silver card and snowy embossed background.

On this card I added some bling gemstone decoration
to the lanterns.

Thank you for looking and I hope you all
have a wonderful healthy, loving and
creaive New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Club Scrap Blog Hop: Shades of Winter

Welcome to the Club Scrap Monthly blog hop
showing you what you can create with the 
December Shades of Winter kit.

I am happy you have arrived here from
and commented on her beautiful work.

I have had a lot of fun using these wonderful papers 
and i start with my scrap page:
Unfortunately we had no snow (yet), but some frosting on
the stones was enough for Owen to play with.
With these papers it was so easy to make this page for
all the elements were there.
Beautiful snowflake stamps in different sizes. I embossed 
them in silver and cut them out with different circle punches.

Great sentiments came also with this kit and 
only had to be cut out. Lovely icy fiber. What can go wrong?!

My next project is gift wrapping. I got out my
envelop punch board and my score board for this project.

Here is the template with all the score measurements.

But first some stamping. I used the snowflakes again
to decorate this star box. I stamped with versamark and 
used silver embossing powder.

When all the scoring is done, take your envelop punch board
for some punching.

After scoring and puinching is done, your paper
looks like this. Now you cut at the bottom of the box
until the first score line.

Glue the sides together before glueing the bottom. 
I added a circle at the bottom for firmness.

The tag is a cut apart with a silver snowflake sticker
that also came with this kit. I also added some stickers 
on the gift box.

When you add the ribbon to the box, you can see why
this is called a starbox! Inside there
is a bag of chocolades.

As today is the 4th day of Hanukkah, I also wanted to
ad a Hanukkah card. This card is made with some leftover
pieces of paper. Hanukkah lasts for 8 days and the 9th candle
is the one that lights the other candles.
The sentiment is from an older Club Scrap Hanukkah kit.

And last but not least is this absolute
CUTE pop up card. I wish it was my own idea,
but I found it HERE and I just had to make one!
Have a look at the video
and see my card.
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The inside of the card here
again with all the details.
It is like the twist and pop up card,
but no panels inside. 
In the place of the panels are the hands.
I used the blue of Club Scrap's
Tilescapes from  Nov 2011.
Always handy to have some left over scraps.
The buttons and the eyes are done with different
sizes of circle punches and the lines are all
drawn with a white and black pen.
So now I hope we get some snow!

Hope you got some inspiration out of my
projects. Thjey were fun to make.

If you hapen to loose your way you can 
always go back to the main
and see all the participants.

For now the next blog is 
and see what see has come up with for you.

Thank you for looking 
and have a creative day!

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Club Scrap Blog Hop tomorrow

Just want to remind you that tomorrow we
have our montly Club Scrap blog hop tomorrow.
The name of the kit is
Shades of Winter,
This is a really beautiful kit
and I love the stamps that came with it.
Here a card that was inspired
while I was walking this morning.

I came across these braches with the
purple berries and so when I came home 
I made this card:

Started out with the branch. I used my misty for the
stamping and markers for the color. This way you
can stamp again and again on the same spot until
you are satisfied with the color.

The silver star also came with the kit
and i added it with a tiny brad. On top of the brad
I added a gemstone.

Thanks for looking and hope you
come again tomorrow to see all the 
different projects I came up with.

Thanks for looking and
have a creative day!


Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas & Hanukkah

Day 2 of Hanukkah
(picture taken with snapchat!)
and we have a great time
with the family.
Wonderful dinner made by DH.

Today I share with you my Hanukkah card with
the Michael Strong free chanukkiah that you can find
here and the other sentiment freebie from
  Create with TLC, that you can find here.

I colored the chanukkiah with silver and black glitter
gel pens. A pity that the glitter cannot be photographed
properly. The dots are sticky gemstones.

The sentiment is colored with 2 colors of blue pencil and 
dabbed with some gold ink. Also a few sticky pearl 
in the corners. Don't forget to grab the sentiment
before the end of the week here, for then it will
not be possible anymore.
The background paper is also by Create with TLC
and was printed on copy paper.

I also made this Christmas coffee card.
The coffee cups are by Stampin'Up!
and the sentiment is by JavaJoanne.

It was inspired by this sketch on the 
that was made by Kerry.

Papers are from my various 6x6 designer
paper blocks that is in my stash.
As you can see I stamped the cups 3 times:
 white, red and green and by cutting
parts out and making up these cups.

Thank you for looking
and enjoy your Holidays!



Sunday, December 25, 2016

Sunday scrap Page: Merry Christmas

Crafting for Christmas with a toilet paper roll makes a perfect
page for Christmas. I found the idea on Pinterest.
Cutting the rols, painting them and after they were dry,
decorating them with baubles and stars (using oma's punches).

Papers are Club Scrap Office Space as well as the ribbon.

The stamped trees are by Michael Strong. They come
in various sizes and also have matching metal dies
for cutting. I stamped in red and green and also cut some
trees that were not stamped.
On top of two trees you see stamped stars. These are
also by Michael Strong.

The sentiment is by Stampin'Up!.

Owen had a wonderful time making the tree
and I hope you all have 
a wonderful time enjoying 
Chritmas with your loved ones.