Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Sketch Saturday #546

Today I share my card with lots
of freebies, that i made for a sketch challenge
and the Chinese New Year (Febuary 5).
The Chinese year has always animals.
We say goodbye to the year of  the dog
and welcome to the year of the pig.

If you are born in one of the following years:
1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 
you are born in the sign of  the pig.


People born in the  think logically and are able to fix whatever problem they're in. They aren't good communicators, but they're kind and able to provide for the family. Most of them are wealthy. Their only obvious fault is that they lose their temper easily.
  • Science
    Pig is Yin, and its earthly branch is Hài.
  • Folklore
    Pigs are the symbol of wealth. Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well.
You find this sketch on the 

I found this fun image as phone wallpaper
 and it was easy to use as a print for my card.
I wanted to share the link with you, but cannot
find it again. So here the image.

This little piggy is a free digital image on the 
blog of Michael Strong HERE.
I printed the pig twice to make it more pop out.
For a little bling I added the sequins.

The sentiment with the Chinese characters I found on
the internet and share here with you, so you can use it too:

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Color Throwdown #525

Today I share with you my card for the challenge on the

I used the Club Scrap Delft stencil in the background,
expresso oxide ink, Club Scrap Fizz sentiment
and Michael Strong giraffe stamp.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Club Scrap Ultimate Challenge

Have you missed me????

I am trying to get my stash organized in my graftroom! But doing nothig is totally not me.
So while sorting out my Club Scrap stash, I cam across some wonderful papers
and just had to use them for some of the January challanges on the  Club Scrap Chat Facebook group.

This month I go for the Ultimate Challenge. 
Here is the explanation by Julie:

Participate in any SIX of the following challenges each month. 
1. Past Present Challenge 
2. Idea Deck Challenge
3. Monthly Layout Challenge
4. Card Sketch Challenge
5. Project Use It! Challenge
6. NBUS Challenge (Never Before Used Stamp/Stencil)
7. Tool/Stash Challenge
8. Assembly Line Challenge *Note: does not have to be the current kit but must have been assembled this month to qualify
9. Technique Challenge *Note: details posted on the blog each month.

NBUS: Lay out using BananaRama (retreat 09) stencil

Idea Deck - Layout using Jack of Spades

Tool Stash: Using embossing folder

Card Sketch: 

I used BandanaRama '09 papers and a Fizz sentiment.
The background is embossed with a paisley 
embossing folder. For the front panel
I stamped the wooden rubber stamp, that came
with the kit, in versamark and embossed it with
clear embossing powder. 
Next I colored the panel with turquise
ink and the stamped images stand out.
With a few sticky pearls, a ribbon and
the sentiment I finished the card.

Assembly Line: Completed BananaRama Retreat 09 papers
I have been to the retreat in 2009 and never
made the BandanaRama kit. I love it!

Technique: Embossed shape

Papers, shapes and stamps
Oopsie Daisy 2014.

Past and Present Challenge: 
Tribal papers and cut outs.
Cups with Tim Holtz Bigz Tea Time die.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Club Scrap Januari kit: Mumbai

This year Club Scrap started with a very happy and colorful kit.
The name of this kit is Mumbai. I get the digital kit
every first of the month for only $ 4,95
and see all the images you get:
These imgaes are also easy for printing
and make cards with. Beautiful backgrounds
fro cards to print at 8.5 x 11 inch.

This card is to great the new year,
but there will be more soon.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January 1st: New Year Resolutions

I made this fun project for the 
The challenge is to make something
that showcases your New Year's resolution.

Well, I do not have any special resolution:
just to great each day and make it
as good as can be and share a cup of coffee
with a friend.

I made this fun project, that started with a piece of wood
and 4 pegs. My idea was to make every month a new calendar
page and with the pegs it is easy to change.
I used the number thinlits by Stampin'Up! to make the 
number of the New Year.

The calenda page I found on internet. The coffee cups
and the spoon are from my new set from
Honey Bee stamps that I won in 
the coffeelovers blog hop. The cups are colored
with markers by Stampin'Up!.

The sentiment is from Create by TLC.
Visit the blog and you find lots of freebies
almost every day.

The  tea/coffee pot is a rubber stamp
I stamped it on teal colored paper and
embossed it with gold.

Thanks for looking
and I hope your year started
with coffee and creativity!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year!

It was a great coffee year 2018, so here a gris of some
of my postings from this year. So how about ending this year
with another coffee card:
With thiscard I say cheers to the New Year
and hope it brings you all what you dream of.

I made the card for the challenge
The background of this card is embossed with the
Stampin'Up! knitted embossing folder. I colored it
with a little brushed corduroy distress oxide ink.
The cups are thinlits by Stampin'Up!, the sleeve
is a bit of  Tim Holtz design paper.
The numbers are rubber stamps by Michael Strong
embossed with gold embossing powder.

This sentiment is an old stamp by Club Scrap
(2006 After Five)

Inside the card I added a Verve Stamps sentiment
(unfortunately this shop closed) and behind the 
sentiment is a piece of embossed paper with the
Tim Holtz coffee cups.

I think this sentiment says it all and hope it counts for
all of you. Wishing you wonderful celebrations and 
see you soon in the next year with more coffee goodness!

Thanks for looking
and health and creativity for 2019!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Cheers to the New Year!

The New Year is nearly there. How are you celebrating?
Me and dh are off to friends and will bring a toast
to the New Year and hope it will be a good one!

My card is for the Simon Says Stamp
it is Anything Goes!

On the top of the card you see the stars made with a Tim Holltz
and Broken China Oxide distress ink.
The sentiment is by Club Scrap. It is from the year 2006
and the set was called After five.

The penguins are rubber stamps by Michael Strong.
The are embossed with black embossing powder.
The glassed are cut out of silver kraft paper with
Aliexpress thinlits. The ice flows are torn up pieces
of white paper with a little blue ink at the edges.

Thank you for looking
and may the New Year be a creative one!