Friday, June 30, 2017

Day 8: Birthday and Coffee

Welcome to another card on day 8 of the
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Hope you get a chance to add something today, for today is 
the last day!

Today is a special day for it is the birthday of
the twins (my grandsons). They are now 2 years.
They are a handful at the moment, but we also have so much fun
together. We make many memories. May they grow up to
give us many more great moments.
Of course I had to make them a card and this is it.
Using a wonderful die-set by Marianne Design.

So why not using it for my coffee card too!

I came up with this tag.
The background was first made with 2 different
stencils and distress oxide inks by Tim Holtz.

The cup is a stamp from Tim Holtz stamped 5 times.
One time on the tag, on time on cream paper, 1 time
on white, on kraft and on green. Cut out the different
parts, And the banana is from the die set.

Both  sentiments are by Create with TLC.
Here I just left out the "hi" and replaced it by
the second sentiment.
And finishing of the sentiment with a few coffee rings.

Oh now the hop is over.......and I still have so many ideas!
I am glad there will be another hop in the fall.

Thank you Amy and team for all the organization
and all the fun. It was a great show of cards and  projects!

Thanks for looking
and have a latte creative day!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Day 7: Coffee Candle

Welcome to another coffee project on day 7 of the
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Here are some more decorated candles.
This time with totally different images.
These are from:
Inkadinkdo - coffee and friends (not available anymore)
Inky Antics - cafeine sentiment
JavaJoanne - Java Great Day

When i bought the candles, they came like this.
These are scented candles.

I colored the images with pencil
and cut them out with a shaped spellbinder die.
To have the second layer, I traced the die
with pencil on the gold paper and cut this out
by hand so i could layer it with the image.

Tiny prima flowers were added with tiny brads
and the ribbons are the beautiful hand dyed 
ribbons by Diana Larson.

So my grandson also plays along this time. 
He drew two cups of coffee: one for me and one for him.
I played with his drawing, using a stencil
some stamps and direct to paper ink
method to make it into this card.
The sentiment is by Tim Holtz.

Well, just one more day and the hop
is over. Hope you find some time to 
come back tomorrow.

Thanks for looking and
have a latte creative day!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Club Scrap Blog Hop: Pattern Play

Welcome to the monthly blog hop of 
where we show you the kit of the month June
and this kit is called Pattern Play.

I hope you have arrived here from
and seen how she has played with her kit.

I was a little unlucky this month for my box
only arrived last Saturday, so I had to come
up with a quick project. As I also play in the
be something coffee related. I guess some of you
 know I can turn any kit into something coffee!

I made this coffee/card gift box.
For the box I used the Stationer's Box that Tricia made with
us at the Retreat in 2013. And for a period of one
month you can download the instructions here.
And there are even an instruction about 
how to assemble the box:

In the original box there are only cards, but I noticed that 
where there can be the little cards, it also holds 2 times
4 Nespresso cups and that was just perfect.
The box comes with a lid with a window.

After I followed all the instructions, I had the bottom and
the lid. I assembled the bottom and made the dividers.
For the lid I did some stamping for decoration, before
folding and glueing everything together. I used tone
of the pattern stamps from the kit. You find the stamps here.

Around the box I just the silver ribbon from the kit.
The tag is one of the cut apparts from this kit and
I decorated it with this cute coffee die using some
left over paper (red from stash). On the back you can 
write a wish or stamp a sentiment.
Here a look at the inside. On the left the cups
and on the right there are 4 cards.

I took the cards out to show them to you.

Here are the cards. You see they are all coffee related.
For my cards I used dies from Tim Hotz.

The coffee cup to go is die cut out of the
patterned papers from the kit. The flower
is punched out and decorated with one of the cute
enameled dots that were also in the box.
Sentiment from the stampsheet.

Ok, so one card for the tea lovers too!
Ribbon from the kit.

Here I stamped on the cup with white ink.
I cut up one of the stamped sentiments
and made it fit my card. Enameled dots posing
as a little milk in the coffee.
Background embossed with coffee beans and
cut with a thinlit and now showing the
green of the card through. Some gesso
was added to the embossed part of the panel.

For this card I embossed the background
with a tim Holtz embossing folder and added
white gesso for a little more effect.
Cup is stamped with green ink and a decorative
pattern. Sentiment is also from the kit and tag
is made up out of a left over piece.

Here a little info about the Coffeelovers hop:

Welcome to another card on day 6 of the 
So many sponsors, so many prizes to win, so don't forget 
to add your card and have a chance to win some goodies.

And now it is time to hop over to
and she what totally different project she has come up with.

If you happen to loose your way, you can always 
go to the Club Scrap Blog where
you find all the participants of the blog hop.

Thank you very much for looking
and have a creative day!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Day 5: coffee and candles

Welcome to another card on day 5 of the
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to add your card and have a chance to win some goodies.
And if you have no coffee stamps, there are
 many freebies to grab, like this iced tea set

You might have noticed on my garden decoration, there
was something in between the cups and the pot. Did you wonder
what it was? It was a candle with coffee decoration.
Also great to make as a gift.

I got this cute glass candle holders at the dollar store
and new right away that I was going to decorate them. 
So again I used the rolograph (very vintage!!),
some blue cardstock to match all the others
things on the tray. Ribbons for decoration
(by Diana Larson) and pencils for coloring.
So I rolled out the images only ones
for I do not need more for the candleholders.

Next colouring the images (you don't have to,
but I thought this looked more like Summer).

Then I cut strips of 1,5 inch and added a strip
of double sided tape to the back. This way it is
easy to place on the candleholder.
Now tie the ribben around the bottom and your gift
is ready.
Here a little card to go with your gift.
The sentiment is by Verve Stamps.

Thanks for looking
and have a latte creative day!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Day 3: Coffee in the Garden

Welcome to another card on day 3 of the

So many sponsors, so many prizes to win, so don't forget 
to add your card and have a chance to win some goodies.
And if you have no coffee stamps, there are
 many freebies to grab, like this iced tea set

For today I have something totally different.
I was inspired by pinterest when looking for
Summer ideas. I noticed lots of these signs
and came up with  this for my garden.

I have this cute sidetable in my garden where I usually
put my cup of coffee when reading.
Now I have this neat tray and sign.

I used a regular stone flower pot and painted it 
with gesso first. For the sign I used paint stirring stick
(not sure how you call these in English, but I guess
 you understand what I mean). I broke them into small
pieces before painting.

When the gesso ws dry I colored the flower pot 
and the paint sticks in all kinds of Summer colors.
Acrylic paints were used.

With a background stamp of wood grain I stamped on
all the pieces to make them look a little like driftwood.

Then  - except for the coffee - I used 
2 kinds of alphabet stamp sets to make up
the sentiment.
The sticks were added with wood glue to the main stick
and put into the flower pot that was filled with
small stones.

The sentiment on the flower pot is done with a marker
and after some practise handlettered on the pot.
I am very happy with the overall result and it
looks perfect on my table. I can''t wait to go out in
the garden again and read (or just look at the sign and 
drink coffee!).
Thank you for looking 
and have a latte creative day!