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!


Sunday, June 20, 2021

Happy Father´s Day!

Hello Crafty Friends,

Last Friday I had my club of card makers
at the care home. 
We made some Father´s Day cards.

For the cards I used some dies and stamps from
Stampin´Up! and from my stash.
Also some beer glasses I printed, for these
ladies are not very good in coloring.

On this card you also see a Dutch sentiment
saying `enjoy this`.
The SU! set i used is called Mixed Drinks.
The bubble die is from my stash.

On these card I used some printed beer mugs and sentiment.
I make pre-cut and assample all the right materials
for the card in a bag, The ladies only have to assemble the
cards. Cutting and glueing is something they can do.
They love this way of card making I introduced to them.

And this is the card I made for my husband.
I treat him to a nice dinner in a restaurant this evening.

I wish all dads and granddads a very

Thanks for looking,
stay safe and
keep crafting!


Thursday, May 13, 2021

Stencil it

Hello Crafty Friends,
Today i have made a card for the challenge on
The challenge is to use stencils.

If you click on the button above, you can see all the
details and other cards that are made for the
Stencil it challenge.
I sart with creating the background with two stencils:
and the stencil that belongs to  Wendy Vecchi's Let's Shop.
The distress ocide inks are Tim's latest new colors
Kitch Flamingo and Salvaged Patina.
The ribbon on the card is sprayed white ribbon with the 
same colors of distress oxide spray.

On the finished card I used flower die cuts by Karin Joan.
They match the colors and tones of my card.
You can find these die cuts here.

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and keep crafting.


Monday, May 10, 2021

Let´s Shop

Hello my Crafty Friends,

You know about my coffee addiction.
I srink Nesprsso coffee and this comes in capsules.
Recently Nespresso redesigned the capsules and the
boxes in wich they come.

So back to cutting up these capules as I have done 
before to make them into flowers to use on my cards
I have a more detailed )with pictures' explanation HERE.

I use these punches and emboss punch to make the flowers.

Here is the finished card with embossed beans in the background.
I used Wendy Vecchi´s Lets Shop stamp set again.
Perfect for adding a gift card if you want.

On the cups I used the decoration of the variety of 
boxes for different tastes.

Here the inside of the card, using the left over scraps.

And of course a fun backside of the card.

For this card I used two sided design paper from my scraps.
On one side i stamped the purse and cut it out. Not using it here
as a gift bag, just stuck it to the background,

The cup was left over from Saturdy´s card!

A close up to the flower made out of the metal from the
coffee capsule. My favorite Vienna Linizio Longo.

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and keep crafting!

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Mother's Day

Hello Crafty Friends!

Wishing all the Mother's a very happy Mother's Day!

Here I am sharing the card I made for my mom.
Even though she is in a care home, she enjoys getting
flowers and a card from me.

For this card I used:
   Falling Hearts stencil,
She is Fierce clear stamp set.
Hello Gorgeous set for the sentiment
and the rosed are from

I notice that it is very hard for me to stay to one set ;-)

The background is colored with Kitch Flamingo 
distress oxide ink, All the other images are 
painted with water coloring.

Of course there is a rose on the backside of the card!

I want to enter mu card for this weeks

and also for the Feminine Challenge
Thank you for looking,
stay safe and keep crafting!