Monday, December 6, 2021

8 days of Hanukkah

 Today is the last day of Hanukkah.

This Jewish Holiday lasts 8 days and every day we light one more candle. To learn more about Hanukkah look HERE. For each day I made a card and here I share with you all 8 cards.

All cards are made with clear stamps by Funky Fossil Design.

The menorah and Jewish sentiments are from my stash.

Thank you for looking and
I hope those of you who celebrate
had a very 
Happy Hanukkah!

Friday, November 12, 2021

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to another Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
You find all the details HERE.

I must tell you I have some big troubles with my computer.
My files are encrypted and cannot reach all my pictures to
make art. You may find more on instagram (@4hetty) this
time, because that is easier from my mobile phone.

Today I have been playing with pictures from the old ladies
club at my mother's  home for the elderly.
When all the 3d pictures of Christmas came from the storage,
I found some lovely ones that I could use for the
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. How about this cute owl?!
Here you see a lovely tea cup for Christmas in 3d cutting
on the front of this card.
When you open it, it has a special way to make it stand.

This is how the card looks sideways.

And this is the inside of the card with a sentiment of
a much loved VerveStamp.

Thank you so much for looking
and have fun with the coffee hop.


Friday, October 1, 2021

International Coffee Day

 Welcome to my blog for


All week there is already a lot of coffee inspiration and giveaways 

on the  Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.

For my card for the International Coffee Day I used all materals by 
Funky Fossil Design (one of the sponsors):
- Coffee Die (Coffee Lover Die Set)
- Design Paper (Patina Design Papers)
- Clear Stamps (Time for Tea and Doodle Borders)

As you can see here I placed one of the patina papers 
behind the coffee bean heart die cut. 
The word Coffee is cut out of very shiny paper,
but that is always hard to catch on a picture.
The coffee (tea) cups are stamped on the same color as the card paper
and the design paper and embossed with clear embossing powder
and on the design paper with gold embossing powder.

For the inside of the card I used one of the sentiments from this
awesome Coffee and Friends clear stamp set.
My favorite coffee flavor is in this time of the year: PSL!
Pumpkin Spice Latte. What is yours?
This card is made with two stencils: Fall Flurry and Coffee Cup.
And two stamp sets:
Hedgehugs stamps
and the sentiment is from Pugs and Hugs.

Did you know that by commenting to all 
the international coffee lovers blogs you
might win of of the next prizes?
You find all the participants on the

 Funky Fossil Designs -  £25 credit to the store

Gracielle Design - $15 Gift Code

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Rachel Vass Designs - Winners choice of 3 images [$10 value] - one winner

The Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog is giving away a $20 Gift Code to your favorite international crafty shop from our Super Sponsor listing.

]Thank you for looking,
stay safe, keep crafting and 
enjoy your coffee!

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Touch of Midas

 Last night there was another zoomclass by
The theme of the class was:
A touch of Midas.
This was because on all the cards gold paper and gold
embossing powder was used. 
I will share with you all the cards we made:
Mine are not exactly as the ones Mike showed and sharded,
because I did not rceive a package of cards from Mike.
Not because it is late, but because here in the Netherlands
we have to pay extra VAT on packages from outside the EEG.
So on top of the zoomclass fee I had to pay an extra $7.
This makes these cards way to expensive. So...the solution
is that Mike sends me instructions via email and I use all
my own papers and stamps I have.
For this card the Silhouette Panel stamps where used
and a wide ribbon (one from my stash).
Behind iets panel there is a square of black, just a litte
larger than the stamped square.
For this card (we made the black one in class) the new mirror
image octagon stamp was used (not on the cataloge yet)
Stamp the image twice on black and one on white paper
both embossed in gold. Cut out and devide through
 the middle square. Great guy card!
So for this card you do not need any stamp (even though 
you see the small flower stamp - my own addition).

The left card is the one we did in class. It should have 
a real nice gold ribbon with leaves, but i did not have anything
like it in my stash, so I added the flower in the middle.
As from the instructions I was not sure of the grid measurements
(1 1/4 squares), I made the smaller squares and the blue version
is my own with little blue dots scattered over the grid.

The tiny squares are punched out of a piece of embossed
gold paper.
For the left card I used one of the accent stamps and the small flower.
Both embossed with gold on gold paper and cut out.
The background design and green paper are from my stash.
Instead of a ribbon that was used on the original card, I used 
this beautiful wool from my stash as well as some sticky glitter

The right card was the easiest card. I received these panels to
print and cut out to attach on top of each other with some foam
tape. Around the flowers I used a gold pen (not very visble on the photo).
Out of my own I added the gold ribbon and the sentiment (Dutch for
gett well).

               So this card is inspired by Mike's card, but I had to make
 the background myself. And the circle should be a hand stamp,
 but I did a lot of searching through my stamps 
(I have it!!), but could not find it.

For the background I used several distress oxide inks and then I
used the stencil (Mike's design by Club Scrap) and on top I
stamped Mike's handstamp that wass issued 11 years ago for
a retreat by Club Scrap, where Michael was a guest designer.
The kit of this retreat was called Connection and came with wonderful
papers, this stencil and more rubber stamps.

The round circle stamp (matching the stencil) is from the set 

Feel free to come over to our Facebookgroup for more

Thank you very much for looking.
Stay safe and keep crafting.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

color challenge

Hello my Crafty Friends,

Today I share with you the card I made for the 
instagram challenge by

For my card I used these dogs from the 
clear stamp set. The background strips are
embossed with a paw embossing folder.

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and
keep crafting!


Monday, June 21, 2021

Tag Book

Good Morning Crafty Friends!

Been some time since I post, but then again I have something for you. 
I made a tag book and that is for real 12 tags all together!
Nearly all the materials I have used to make this book are by:
stamps, stencils, washi tape, papers, brushes and dies.
I started my project by cutting these colorful tags with a 
Bigz tag die by Sizzix/Tim Holtz.
Next I used washi tape on the front and the back
to tape two tags togeter. You find  the washi tape

Some tags i decorated with the colorful kaleidoscope
paper that you find HERE.

Then I went ahea by using distress inks,
stencils and the Funky Fossil brushes.
This stencil is called Make Art.
and the brushes can be found HERE.

The stencil here is called Make Your Mark III.

Here you can see all the tags I made
and maybe you are inspired.

Here the back of the card.

This is the front of the book before
I bound it all together.

And now a little about how I bound
them together: The easiest way!
I stacked all the two by two tags
and sew them together with the colorful floss.
In the heart of the book I made a not.

I used some colored floss I found in my stash.
To bind all the pages together I have a long piece
of floss towards the outside and just wrap
it around the book and tie it with a not and a bow.

I added this ring to the front ribbon.

You find all the stamps and other
materials here:

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and
keep crafting!