Sunday, December 31, 2017

Count Down to 2018 - 3

Card #3 for  Happy New Year.
Today I used Stampin'Up! materials,
 Verve stamp and Michael Strong stamps.

First I cut the cofee cup with the
Stampin'Up! thinlits out of blue
and the lid out of  gold. The sleeve is out of
glitter foam.

Behind the cup you see a SU! foil snowflake
and on the sleeve the white embossed numbers

The golden happy is SU! and the sentiment is by

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year's Eve
and may 2018 bring you only good things
and may some dreams come true.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Coundting Down to 2018 - 2

Here my 2nd card counting down to 2018.
Here in The Netherlands everyone can light
fireworks at midnight, but I am not a big fan.
I keep to sparkles. Here is one for each of my grandsons!

This sparkle background is from the set 
"It's a Celebration" from Stampin'Up!.

The sentiment is from Create with TLC
(not a stamp, but digital printed image).
The star is the mini star from Michael Strong
and is embossed in silver on silver paper.
It covers the place where I made two slits to 
add the sparkles through.

Thank you for looking 
and have a creative day!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Counting down to 2018 - 1

With the New Year so close I am counting down to 2018
with some cards I made and trying to honor some
of the stamp/scrap companies I love to use.
This card is made with materials from Club Scrap

The base of the card and the number thinlits are
products of Stampin'Up!.

The design paper and the stamped entiment are
by Club Scrap and are from 2016 Celebrate.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Club Scrap December technique - repeat stamping

Here is my entry for the 
Repeat Stamping
(the digital way).
See the main blog for Roni's wonderful sample
cards and ideas for this technique HERE.

I started with making this background panel
with the Club Scrap A Night at the Met
digital kit. The font I found online HERE
and is a free download.
Then I glued it to a silver background
and the base of the card is paper from
the November Scandinavia paper kit.

Then the word New Year was printed in white paper
and added to the card. The light flashes on the 
background looked like fireworks to me. 
So I made it look like sparklers and added a
few sticky gemstones to give it even more sparkle.

You can also use the same background for
a birthday card.  So instead of writing
New Year I printed Birthday and added a cute

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Club Scrap December A Night at The Met linky party

Usually you expect a Club Scrap Blog Hop of the kit
that is out in this month. Well, things have changes
and from now on there is a linky party.
This means everyone with a Club Scrap kit of the
month can play along by adding the project made
with the kit to the Club Scrap main blog HERE.

For my project I used the "A Night at the Met"
digital images. The pictures are of our Hanukkah celebration.
I used an existing CS template, but I am not very 
good at using it and changing the colors. It took me
a white in photoshop to get this page. As I am trying to
use more of the digital kit, I learn along the way.

I will confess, I have stopped my paper kit and want to
use all the papers, stamps and embellishments I still
have in the next year in combination with the digital
kits that come out every month. I hope you will come
to see me using up all the supplies I have still lying
around. You know I am not a hoarder, but not every kit
is finished and I now want to use all those items. It
will be quite a journey.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Coffee Christmas

Coffee and cookies for Christmas.
I hope you all have a wonderful time.

One more card with Tim Holtz coffee cup
die in Holiday colors, Stampin'up! design 
paper, Michael Strong tree stamp.
Sentiment is Tim Holtz, and gingerbread,
bow, ribbon and pinecones are Stampin'Up!

Woodpiece and red border are both Tim Holtz stamps.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

Wishing all my fiends all over the globe a very

Hope you all have a wonderful celebration
with your family and/ or friends around you.

I also want to enter my card for the 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Tag

Today I created my card for the Just Add Ink Challenge.
I started making the tag with stencils by Tim Holtz
for the background. Then I cut out the tree (Michael 
Strong die) and stamped on a new paper the tree
(also Michael Strong) and embossed the tree in white.

After adding the tag with 3d foam tape to the design
paper background, I glued the tree inside the hole on
the tag. The sentiment is also Tim Holtz.

You find the  

Yhank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Twinkle & Glow

A last minute Christmas card. A CAS card.
(CAS - clean and simple)

I cut out the circle and then embossed the background with the
Stampin'Up! Cable Knit embossing folder.

Next I cut out the Bethlehem design and glued it behind the 
circle. The light blue panel is stuck to the teal background
with foam tape, and adding some white dots in the circle
with a white gelpen.

The star is the mini star by Michael Strong. Embossed in silver
on the teal paper. The leaves are dies that come with the
Seasonal lantern Set by Stampin'Up!

The sentiment is also from the Seasonal Lanterns
by Stampin'Up! stampmed in tw colors blue for the
glow effect.

Hpe you are all ready for Christmas, or maybe do some
last minute shopping, wrapping or cooking.
Whatever you do, enjoy and have a wonderful time.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Last day of Hanukkah and sketch

Today is de last day of Hanukkah,
all the candles are burning bright.
It is a wonderful site.

I made my card with this sketch from the

Here my husband saying the blessings over the candles
and one of the twins helping to light them.
This menorah is home made.

The other half of the twin is studying the text :-)

Here the menorah with all the candles burning.

For my card I used all Stampin'Up! materials.
The stamp set Seasonal Lantern and thinlits from 
the set Number of Years. Some design paper and silver paper.
The silver is embossed. Ans fun flitter enamel dots and
a ribbon matching the color of the sentiment wish 
(tranquil tide).

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

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Now that I think I have enough Christmas cards
I am on to some New Year cards.
I made this card with a stamping set by 
Stampin'Up! called It's a Celebration
(from last years Winter catalogue).

For my card I used the sketch from

The two large circles are stamped and embossed in gold
and cut with a circle die. Then some gold circles
are punched out and some design paper with silver  too.

The background panel is a piece of silver kraft paper.

Thank you for looking and 
have a creative day!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Fresly Made Sketches #317: Christmas

Need more Christmas card inspiration?
This is super simple and a maximum result.

I made this card for the 

For my card I used blue, white and silver papers.
The center panel is half way embossed with a dotted
embossing folder and the star is silver on silver embossed.
It is the mini cloisonné star stamp by Michael Strong.

The sentiment is also by Michael Strong (Words set)'.
The scenery and the silver lines in the background
are dies by Stampin'Up! The scenery is from the
Bethlehem set and the lines from the
  swirly scribbles thinlit set.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!