Sunday, September 30, 2018

Simchat Torah

After 7 days of Sukkot and sitting in the Succah (booth)
There is a rather happy festival to end it.
This is called Simchat Torah, when we celebrate
the conclusion - and the resart - of the annual Torah
reading cycle. It is also a fun holiday for children.
There is dancing and singing with the Torah
and all the children get lots of candy ( meaning
that learning from the Torah is as sweet as candy).

Picture of me and my mom in my brother's Succah.

I made this card with stamps from:
Zum gali gali (children and sentiment) and
Stampin'Up! (totah scroll in the back).

The background of the card starts with a few
blue distress oxide inks on my kraft sheet.
Then with one of the lighter blues the children
where stamped in the background.

When all was dry the Torah scroll was
stamped in versafine black ink.
The children were stamped on a seperate 
piece of paper in blue and embossed with
clear embossing powder. After cutting out
added with foam tape to the background.
A ribbon, a sentiment and some silver dots
finished the card.
A piece of left over strip from the background 
I used to decorate the inside.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Here another card for the
National Coffee Day.

It is Brentwood in pumpkin costume,
a wonderful image by
I printed the image and colored it
with pencil.

The background is made with first some
direct to paper technique and then adding the
pumpkins with a Tim Holtz stencil.

The sentiment is from Verve Stamps.

Finishing of the card with a ribbon and 
some paper leaves behind the cut out
colored image of Brentwood.

Thank you JessicaLynn for another
great image to play with.

Thanks for looking
and have a latte creative day!

National Coffee Day

As it is National Coffee Day in the US,
I just have to make a card with a coffee theme.
How about coffee an apple pie?
Made this gift card with Club Scrap hybrid and real papers.

Inside it looks like this with a pocket for 
the coffee gift card.
So what you need for the card is a piece of
cardstock 10.5 x 4,25 inch.
This you score at 2 and 5.25 inch.
At the pocket end I used a die to create this
pocket. If you do not have this die, you can also 
use various punches - even a circle punch.

Here the front card with the pie.
The paper is printed from the 
Club Scrap Tapestry Hybrid kit.
Next I cut out a circle and a scalloped
circle to make the pie. The circle is embossed 
with a Stampin Up woven embossing folder.
Doesn't it look exactly like a pie?!
The cup is cut with the coffee dies by
Stampin' Up!
The top sentiment is a rubber stamp
from Club Scrap's Tapestry kit
and added stamps from
(coffee & beans).
The coffee ring is a very loved 
Club Scrap Mocca Java wooden
stamp (vintage).

So I am ready for my apple pie now.
The grandkids helped me making it.

Thank you for looking,
enjoy your coffee
and have a creative day!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Club Scrap September Card Sketch

Here is the card sketch for September.
You find it in the Club Scrap Chat Facebook Group.
I turn the sketch sideways to make my card.
Just before I made the pictures I was in the garden
and found these beautiful leaves matching the 
Club Scrap Tapestry paper.

When i went looking for some papers to use
I found the tag and the key from various
other Club Scrap kits I have. They make 
a perfect combination with the paper
and thge sketch.

For the background I used a piece of printed 
Club Scrap Tapestry paper from the hybrid kit.
The border is made with the stencil first and
on top I stamped the leaves in dark brown.
I think it makes a good card for someone who is
moving into a new home!

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Club Scrap Tapestry Linky Party

In the beginning of September I shared with you
pictures of applepicking my adoptive apple tree HERE.

I share with you what we did with all these apples.

For this page I used the Club Scrap Tapestry hybrid kit.
The apple and the "sweet" sentiment are from the 
Orchard hybrid kit from last year.

You see here my 3 grandkids helping me making
apple pie, apple in puff pastry and apple sauce.
As you can imagine we had lots of fun.
They were very proud when all was finished 
and of course their parents had to taste!
My Tapestry stamps arrived in the nick of time
 for this linky party
and here is the first card I made with them:

I used several colors on the big collage stamp
and applying it with the misty makes it come out real good.
The black flowery border and the sentiment in the middle.
Just a quick and easy card.
Finished off with a ribbon from my Club Scrap stash.

Hope to see your artwork at the linky party too!

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sukkot 2018

Tonight the festival of Sukkot
(Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Booths)
is starting and many Jewish friends have
build their own Sukkah (booth) and those who have
not will visit people who have to fullfill the obligation
of sitting in one and say the special blessings.
You find info about this Jewish Holiday HERE.
The background of my card is made with these
stencils by Tim Holtz and distress oxide inks.

Next stamped with Jewish stentiment in black.
It says: chag sameach, meaning happy celebration.
This stamp is from Zum Galli Gali Rubber stamps.

For the words here I used letter dies and leaves
and beam die by Tim Holtz.
I colored the paper with the same colors of distress
oxide inks that I used for the background panel.
The stamp of the Sukkah is also by

The inside of the card is first printed with the
computer and  then decorated with some
left over images.
Thanks for looking
and enjoy sitting in the Sukkah!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wild about coffee!

Working on some cards and projects
for the next blog hops.

This card combines the two:
Coffee and Club Scrap's digital Tapestry kit.

All papers are Club Scrap.
The lion is made with my new
lion die and the cup is a die too.

Hope you like my sentiment.
I made it as a freebie for you:
so maybe it inspires you
to make a card for the
National Coffee Day.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Yom Kippur

Tonight is the start of the Jewish High Holiday of
Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement. 
You can read about it  here.

This holiday starts with a meal tonight and after
that you fast for 24 hours until breaking the fast
tomorrow evening.

So i wish all my family and friends well over the fast
and may you all be inscribed in the book of life.

Before breaking the fast you hear a last tone
of the shofar (ramshorn): Tekiah Gedolah!

I made the sentiment in photoshop and printed 
this in word, before making the card.
Then I colored the card with stencils
and distress oxide inks leaving
the place of the sentiment white.

On another piece of paper I stamped the 
shofar stamp (Zum Gali Gali) in 
chocolate brown and cut it with a circle die.
After adding a few gemstines I added the 
stamped image with foam tape to the card.

For the other card I used the same technique,
just another image.

Here you see the Tim Holtz stencils used.

The image is colored with zig markers 
and a watercolor brush and is an oldie from

Thank you for looking
and keep calm and forgive.