Sunday, June 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day!

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is always a stuggle what to get my dearest husband for Father's Day.
Socks he has enough, perfumes and books too. No wishlist.
So I noticed we only had one beer glass left and so I ordered six new
beer glasses ans some bottles of beer to fill it with.
Tonight I will coock something that goes perfect with a glass of beer.
Ok, not an original present, but just what we needed :-)

At least I had the right stamps to make the matching card!!
They are all by Stampin'Up! with matching dies.
The sets I used are Bubble Over and Mixed Drinks.
De sentiment is from Guy Greetings.
A pity you do not see the Nuovo glitter on the beer glasses.

This is going to be a Happy Father's Day!

Hope all your men will have one too.

Thanks for looking and
have a creative day!


Monday, June 6, 2022

Masculine caffinated Christmas card

Hello Caffinated Crafty Friends,

Here I am with my card for the
#6 challenge of the
The theme this month is: Masculine.

So for my card I used a Christmas theme filefolder by Tim Holtz
and his Inquisitive stamps. The coffee cup die is a Big die
and the sentiment is by Verve Stamps (not available anymore).

I thought these men needed lots of good cheer in their cups!

The Merry Christmas is a piece of washi tape and of corse a ribbon
is used to decorate the file folder.

Inside the filefolder I made a card for writing your message.

Wishing you all a wonderful
crafty caffinated day!



 Hello Crafty Friends,

Here are some masculine cards I made with the ladies of the carehome.
I used a new die by Marianne Design with "Proost" all round the circle.
This is Dutch for  Cheers!
The bottle and glass stamps are by Tim Holts (whine blueprints).
And some golden corner stickers.
The dark brown middle part is embossed with 3d woodgrain
and the background is a piece of design paper.

For the 2nd card (we usually make 2 cards) I used a coloring
page, but rezized it so it would fit in the circle.
Some of the ladies love to color.

I love using the Tim Holtz stamps, so I made another card for my own
collection. The sentiment: Proost! op je gezondheid, means:
Cheers! to your health.

For the background I used a TH stencil and rusty hinge distress ink,
some splatter and washi tape.
The images are colored with alcohol markers and on the glass I added
some glossy accent.

Thank you for looking
and have a crafty day!

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Caffinated Christmas Challenge May

Hello Coffee Loving Crafty Friends!

Every month there is a coffee/tea challenge on the
Each month there is a theme and this month
it is: Flowers.
One of my favourite gifts for Christmas is this little
package for tea bags. I have some folding instructions

You start with a 6x6 inch piece of design paper.
Paper, stamps and dies are all Stampin'Up!
Christmas Cheer stamps and Cup of Christmas dies.

Thank you for looking
and have a caffinated creative day!


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Beautiful Peony

 Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I share with you a card I made,

that is inspired by a sudden discovery in my garden:

This beautiful yellow and pink peony was hiding
 in a corner of my garden.
As I live here for 2 Springs now, it must have been here last year too,
but I just did not see it. This peony bush is behind a tree and as you
can see from my hand behind the flower, it is a very large flower.
Because of this they hang underneath the leaves.
On facebook I shared some pictures and got so many comments,
especially about  the color. Yes, this is so special.
I have some red peonies too, but these are not open yet.

For my card I used a flower stamp from Stampin'Up! called
Blended Bloom. The sentiment (congratulations in Dutch)
is a clear stamp from my stash.
The friends background stamp i think is from SU!, but I am not sure.

Thank you for looking
and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Cards for the Carehome


Hello Crafty Friends,

I haven't been around for some time. Not because I have not been crafty, but because our computer had crashed and I had no idea how to do this blogging on my ipad. Than I found instagram quite easy to share my cards, so please start follow me there tto (4hetty it is on instagram).

So, what have I been doing?
Not so much challenges, for this reason: postage and VAT!
If  I win something, it means I can choose from a shop, but have to pay my own postage. This is usually from the US to The Netherlands a lot! Then when the package arrives over here I even have to pay taxes. I think you can understand it is no more fun anymore to play along.

Most of my time goes to my volunteer work 
for the carehome my mom is in. 
Every Friday I make cards with a bunch of ladies. 
I love using the stuff I have (it never seems to finish), 
my old stamps and design papers. 
So here you see some cards we are going to make next week 
with the set "You've got this" by Stampin'Up!
Most of the time they manage to make two cards.

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday and hope to
see you soon again!

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.