Saturday, March 25, 2023

Simon Says: Spring and/or Easter


Another challenge card, this time for the 
The theme is Spring and/or Easter.
This time it is a Spring birthday card.

Outside the bulbs are popping up and the birds sing their song.
I found some lovely bird design paper in my $$ store and
used it for this card in combination with 
Michael Strong's small hummingbird clingmount stamp.
I made this gatefold card. The squares on top of the card
open like a lock. One is fastened on the right side
and the other on the left side of the card.
This is the inside and here you see that on both sides there is a square.
The sentiment i used on the front and on the inside is from
Tim Holtz Crazy Talk CMS236.
This is how the cards stands and you can see how the lock works.

The little hummingbirds are embossed in white or gold
and colored with pencil.

Thank you for looking
and I hope you have a caffinated creative day!

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Simon Says: Easter/Spring


Good Morning fellow crafters!

Hope your day is going fine and Spring is here.
In my place - The Netherlands - it is cloudy and rainy.
Only from the flowers that are popping up in my garden 
I can see that Spring is here.

So my idea for the 
is to make a fun and colorful card.
Got Tim's Crazy Catz out and some Easter colors
to make this fun card.
Here you can see the colors I used.
The egg stamp is from the set Mini Blueprints 2 CMS146 and
the sentiment is from Craze Talk CMS236.

I colored the images with copic ciao markers.

Thank you for looking
and wishing you a creative
and caffinated day!

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Simon Says: Tag it!

Here I am with another card for Simon Says Stamp.
This time it is for the 
Tag it
and I also combined it with the 
    challenge on Instagram.   

For my card I used a #8 tag and colored it with
different green distress inks.
Next i die cut the honeycomb and used the same
distress colors a little on the honeycomb diecut.

Then I used stamps by Michael Strong
(the tulip and the bee) and colored the tulip with 
pencil on the kraft paper.
The sentiment is from Small Tag stickers from
Tim Holtz idea-ology.

Here is the finished tag.

The inspiration for this tag came when 
I saw the first tulip in my garden. 
Now I know for sure Spring is around the corner

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Monday, March 13, 2023

Simon Says: Emboss it

Slothy Coffee

Here is my entry for the emboss challenge on
The Simon Says Monday Blog Challenge.
The challenge is:  embossing it.

I used two embossing folders for this card: the beans and the spotches.
The sentiment is printed with the computer, the bowler hat is from the
Tim Holtz set Crazy Things CMS237 and the slothy is a stamp by my
friend Donna (who is working on a digital oinline shop).

For coloring I used ciao copic markers.

Thank you for looking
and have a caffinated fun day!


Sunday, December 18, 2022

Hanukkah irisfolding

Hello Crafty Friends,

Tonight is the first night of the Jewish holiday Hanukkah.
Of course I made a card and for this I took out an old
irisfoldingtemplate and made this card:

and used this template:

Feel free to safe the template to your computure.

The papers I used are some old design papers by Stampin'Up!
and a sentiment from the set Happy Hanukkah Collection.

The gemsones are SU! Blue Adhesive - Backed Gemes.

Wishing you all a wonderful and Happy Hanukkah!
May the light give you peace and be happy with  your family.

Creative greetings!


Tuesday, December 13, 2022

December Coffee Card Christmas Challenge - Snowman


Hello Coffee and Crafty Friends,

Today I made the last card for this year for the
I was inspired combining Tim Holtz dies and thinlits after
seeing his Sizzix Holiday Remix last Saturday. You can see
the rewind HERE.

This is the coffee and snowman card I came up with:

So here is the litst of the materials I used:
Fresh Brewed Bigz Die (for the cup)
Christmas Cutouts (for the sentiment)
Snowman Papercut Christmas
Holiday Greens mini (greens on top of the cup)
Design paper from my stash.

And for the inside I stamped a sentiment from the
set Bold Tidings - mini.

Thanks for looking and
caffinated crafty greetings,

Friday, December 2, 2022

Postcodeloterij Christmas cards


Hello Crafty Friends,

December is here and a festive month.
 So here are some Christmascards. I made them with wrapping material.
I got these ceremic Dutch Houses (with a tea light inside) from
the Postcodeloterij (that is a Dutch Lottery). These houses came in 
boxes with the house printed on the outside. So I cut these out and used them
to make cards. Here are a few samples:

Here you see the box and the first two cards.
Card #1
Just an easy card to start. Design paper in the background,
ribbon around the cut out Dutch house and finished.

Card #2
Design paper in the background (Action)
and the stars are cut out with thinlits.
The sentiment is a stamp by Tim Holtz.

Card #3

Design paper in the background and the tree was insired
after seeing the Tim Holtz Holiday Hoopla last week.
You can see it HERE too.
The tree is from the set Bottlebush Trees CMS455.
The Dutch sentiment says: Happy Holidays.

Card #4
This card is also a little inspired by Tim's Holiday Hoopla.
Background design paper and snowman is from Tim's
Sizzix set Papercut Christmas 2 and the circle is 
from the set Vintage Labels.
Here the Dutch sentiment says Happy Holidays and 
Happy New Year.

Card #5

Now I came up with an easel card fully decorated with a
star background (stencil), more bottlebush trees
and cute hand cut gingerbread men. The stamped 
santa head is from my stash.

This is how the card looks sideways.

Now I have tree houses left to use for more cards.
Hope to see you soon again!

Thank you for looking
and have a wonderful crafty day.