Friday, August 30, 2019

Instagram GIVEAWAY

See these wonderful mermaids?
They are a limited edition stampset by Michael Strong.
He send me an extra set to give away.
If you are on instagram and look for @4hetty
you find the give away.
You can find this set HERE

When you win the stamp, you also receive my card.

For the background I used a dylusion stencil
and distress oxide inks.
The airbubbles and the sentiment are by Club Scrap
from the set Lagoon (August 2017).

I hope you will come to
my Instagram account and leave a comment:

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Rosh Hashanah 5780 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Rosh Hashanah Blog Hop.
Here you find cards for the Jewish New Year that will
start on the eve of September 29 until October 1st 2019.

To learn more about Rosh Hashanah/ Jewish New Year
 go HERE.

With a bunch of Stampin' Up! demonstrators we like to share 
the cards we made with as much materials from the 
current catalogue. If we used something else we will so 
tell you about it. Hope you arrived here from:

Here are some cards I made to inspire you and
I tried to keep it as easy as possible.
I have used materials from this years catalogue
and some from the new Winter Catalogue.
Those will be available on September 3rd.

For my first 3 cards I used decorative masks for the backgrounds,
some decorative paper and 2 different stamp sets and a punch.

This Harvest Hallos Bundle is available in the 
Winter catalogue and the other set is

Slice of Happiness from this years catalogue.

For the background of the cards I used these
On this card I used the apple stamp with the sentiment 
from Slice of Happiness. Of course I used the  paper punch.
You find this in the new Winter catalogue on p. 49.
The leaves are Leave Trinkets, little metal leaves
and I glued them here to the apple.
In the background I also used some sticky sequins.
I noticed when I was deciding where to add
the punched out apple, that the centre of the mask
and the apple shape, make a pomegranate!
For this card I used another of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks
(there are 4 in a package for only $ 6).
I also used some left over paper strips, that I used for there next cards.
As you can see i did not cover all of the background with the
mask, I left some white and very light spaces.
For these cards I used a pomegranate template
(for you to grab)
and beautiful decorative paper from the Winter catalogue.
It is called: Brightly Gleaming Speciality Designers Series Papers.
You will find it on page 32.

I like it when you see the paper also as a border around 
the image. The part that has been cut out can be re-used
on another card (soon to be seen in another blog post).

The ribbon is from my stash and the blue dots
are the In Color Facet Dots.  

And here another version with the pomegranate rubber stamp
and wish from Slice of Happiness. 
I absolutely love this paper, it is a pity that you cannot
see the shiny gold squares.

For more inspiration go and visit

You also find inspiration on Facebook by

Thank you for looking and
have a creative day!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Happy Birthday, Raymond!

Happy Birthday to the love of my life!!
Of course ! made you a card:

For my card I used an image from a Stampin'Up! set
called On to Adventure, as well as part of the sentiment. The
Happy Birthday is from anothere SU! set.
The starts are a paper punch by Stampin'Up! too.

For the background i used this wonderful stencil by

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Simon Says: Clean and Simple

The challenge at the Wednesday Blog of
Simon Says Stamp is Clean and Simple.
As I was making cards for the Jewish New Year,
I took upo the challenge.
For the Jewish New Year an apple is used with honey to 
wish each other a very sweet year.
For my card I used
- a stencil by Funky Fossil Design
- an apple paper punch by Stampin'Up!
- a rubber stamp sentiment also SU! from the set Slice of Happiness.

For those of you who are looking
for mor inspiration for cards for the Jewish New Year
I am part of a blog hop on Tuesday August 27.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Paper Player: CAS challenge

Today my card is Clean and Simple (CAS) for

The challenge on 
to make a card for kids.

This card is for the daughter of a friend
who loves foxes.

All materials are from Stampin'Up!.

For the background I used a decorative mask
and two colors of green ink.

The fox stamp is from the set Foxy friends as well as the tree trunk.
The sentiment is from another set called Amazing Life.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Simon Says: Midsummer Blues 2

I noticed that the Monday and Wednesdayblog
of Simon Says stamp have the same challenge:
Midsummer Blues!
As I had some more background paper from
the card for the Wednesday challenge, I desided 
to use the same background for the Monday 
challenge, but a totally different card.
See all the details of the challenge and
the beautiful work of the Design Team HERE.

For this card I used:
- stenciled background with Tim Holtz stencils
covered with SU! French Print background stamp
- stampset Beautiful You by Stampin'Up!
- stampset sentiments by Craft Sensations
- little paper flowers
- distress oxide inks
- SU! stempin'blends for coloring

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

Friday, August 16, 2019

Simon Says: Midsummer Blues

Here is my card for the Midsummer Blues challenge 
on the Simon Says Blog.
There is lots of swimming in the Summer in 
the sea and pools, that inspired me to make this card.

You find all the details of the challenge on the

I started the card by printing the sentiment on the paper.
I had no right sentiment, so this was the solution.

Then I used the Tim Holtz stencils to make the background.
The dark blue circles are cut with SU! dies
and the fish is a stamp by Michael Strong.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches

When I got the Tim Holtz wine and beer stamps out,
I decided to make some men cards. 
For this one I used the sketch by 
For this card I used Tim Holtz design papers
and rubber stamps.
The papers are from my stash of Tim Holtz papers
and the wine and beer stamps can be found here.
I colored the images with zig markers.

Also I added a matching envelope.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!