Friday, September 29, 2017

National Coffee Day (USA)

As it is National Coffee Day in the USA, I had to make a card
and I used my just arrived Coffee Addict stamps

I used this weeks Fresly Made Sketch,
that was perfect for my card.

In the background I used Tim Holtz woodring stamp
and splatters from Club Scrap.  The image is colored with markers
and I have this great coffee ribbon (bought lots, but 
use it not often enough).

Thank you for looking
and have a latte creative day!

Limited Runs Progressive challenge #8

On Facebook and on the blog of 
Limited Runs digital stamps
there is a challenge where you receive
a new image as long as you play with this 
image. This time it is  a cactus.
I made 2 cards.

On both cards I colored the image in photoshop.
For this card i printed the image 4 times
and layered the images with foam tape.

Here I printed the image only 2 times,
for i wanted the pot to look like a cup.
From one of my cup dies I cut the handel
to glue between the layer of the pots.
I just loved seeing this sentiment on
several cards, so I printed it with the computer.

Thank you for looking
and have a latte creative day!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

CAS sketch challenge 242

Sorry, again another coffee card........
I can't seem to stop!
Well, I had ordered this cute stampset from Love Cynthia,
meaning to use it for the blog hop, but the set arrived too late.
The set is called Coffee Addict and you find it here.

For my card I used the sketch from the 

For the background of this card I used
a Tim Holtz tiny dot stencil ad vintage
oxide distress ink. Images stamped in black
and girl in the cup colored with markers.
The white dots are added with a 
white gel pen.

Thank you very much for looking
and have a latte great day!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Club Scrap September Orchard Blog Hop

Welcome to the monthly
The theme this month is: Orchard.
I hope you have arrived here from 
and have been amazed by her artwork.

I have been playing with the ALSB scrapbooking
pages. This is a wonderful way of getting the most 
out of your papers/ ALSB stands for Assemblyline
Scrapbooking and on the Club Scrap site you find 
information about it HERE.

This time of the year the apples are ripe
and the apples are an important symbol for
the Jewish New Year, that was celebrated last week.
I stamped with real apples, acrylic paint and the grandchildren.
I was using their stamping to make cards.

Together with Owen I baked a special round braided bread,
that symbolizes the circle of life.
We also eat apples with honey to wish each other a very
happy and sweet year.
So hear you see the stamping of the boys
and Owen is holding the result.
These are a few of the finished cards:
I asked Owen to stamp with a few sentiments and
bees in black all over the page, then cut them up in 
4x5,5 inch panels and made these into cards for all
the parents and grandparents.
The tiny apple is a paper punch.

On the right you see a stamped border I created.

First I used the Club Scrap honeycomb stencil with
yellow and orange ink. Then I used several stamp
to make a collage on top. All the stamps come with
this kit, excepy the tiny bee (Michael Strong).

We also went to an orchard nearby to do some apple picking
for applesauce and apple pie. And I even adopted a tree so
we can even do more picking next year!

My daughter and her apples!

And of course i wanted a picture of Ray and me picking
apples too! Owen also had fun getting the apples of the tree.

On this panel I tried this month technique of
but I am not very happy with the result.
Even though you dio not see the marbling to well, 
the panel looks nice on the page. I got the right part of 
the apple a little litter by using some bleach on it.

Nowit is time to see what 
has in store for you. I am sure you will be inspired.

Thanks for looking and have a creative day!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Wrapping up the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Now that the Coffeelovers Blog Hop is over,
I am clearing away my coffee stamps to get ready
 for my next projects (Club Scrap's Orchard Blog Hop).
I found I had some nice half finished things,
that I made into this card.
I still had some images from this lovely digital stampset

The cups were cut with the Tim Holtz sizzix die 
and left over Fall paper. The pumpkins from the Verve 
stampset are colored with distress markers
and a white gel pen.

The sentiment has a little color and the leaves are
cut with dies from Stampin'Up! thinlits.
Here a collage of a few of my projects. 
You can aleays go back on my posts from
last week and see all of them and all the details.
I made 22 projects and have many more ideas,
so i can not wait until the next hop is there.

Would you like to be part of this fun community?
Everyone who loves tea, coffee or cocoa is welcome.

Thanks for looking
and have a latte creative day!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday Sketch card for FMS 306

Here is another fall card. Well. it is that time of the year, right?!
Beautiful colors outside of the trees. I like that a lot.

I used this weeks
to make my card.

For the card I used a leave embossing foldeer
for the background. The vase stamp is by
Michael Strong and the leaves are punched
out with a paper punch. The sentiment is
printed with the computer.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fall card and giveaway

Michael Strong has a giveaway on his blog.
These 3 stampsets and you only have to leave a comment 
on his blog HERE.

So as I do have this set, I thought of making a card
using the nesting squares and some of the coffee cups,
that I still have lying around on my table.

I stamped the squares on craft paper with brown in.
After stamping I cut out all the frames with 
a ruler and a cutting knife.

The leaves on this card are thinlits from Stampin'Up!.

The little cups are stamped and embossed with 
Mike's orient express embossing powder.

Thank you for looking 
and have a latte creative day!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: day 8 (last)-part two.

This is really my last post for the
I had to use the wonderful stamp set from
 Verve Stamps and do the sketch challenge.
You find the Coffee Please stampset HERE.
It is a digital download set.

You vind all about the sketch challenge on the

I printed out the pdf with all the images and 
when i started cutting paper and cups, I suddenly
had enoug to make 2 cards. So this is card #1
with design paper in the background and baker's
twine around the back panel.

Now for the image added the cup later after I had stamped 
the coffee steam and embossed it in gold. The cup is
colored with pencil and covered with glossy accent
to make it look like a real cup.

For card #2 I created a ribbon out of the cups.
These cups are also colored with pencil.
Some different designers papers in the background.

Thanks for looking
and have a latte creative day!

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: day 8 (last)

On the last day of the 
I have some gift ideas for you.

The first idea is the candles.
I bought the glasses in the $$ store with the
candles as well.
The are cinemon smelling candles. I added some coffee
beans inside the glass and laid the candle in there.
It is already smelling great!

I decorated the glasses with a ribbon (D.L.ART)
and a bottle cap with a Create with TLC image.

Both images are colored with pencil, glued into the 
bottle cap and covered with an acrylic circle that
came with the bottle cap.

Then i also found these cute little notebooks
and I knew I wanted to decorate them for
th Coffee blog Hop.

All stamped images are by Tim Holtz
and i watercolored them with distress ink.
The leaves are pinched out and in the back
it is some design paper from my stash.

Here more Tim Holtz stamps and punched out leaves.
The piece of wood you see tucked away is my
new special Tim Holtz stamp i got from Simon Says Stamp
that i ordered just before the hop and came yesterday. 
I just had to use it!

This was a great hop, thanks for all the inspiration everyone
and thanks Amy and her team for all the work and thanks to
all the sponsors who make it even more worthwhile to play along.

Thanks everyone who stopped by and left comments.
Hope you all have a latte creative day!