Sunday, January 24, 2021

Cards and winner of Giveaway

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends,

Have been playing with the new January stamps by
Funky Fossil Designs.
The Lotus Reflections and the Spring Geometrics paper pad
is waht I used for the card above. The paper goes great with
the stamp, that also has these circles.

For this card several of the new products where used:
the Spring Geometrics paper pad,
the Let's Party  and Lotus Reflections stamp sets.

I can hear the cat singing Happy Birthday!

And the winner of 
the Blooming Wreath stamp set is:

Caatandco said...

Thank you for your inspiration Hetty, perfect project for a Sunday afternoon.

 By the way.. that Blooming Wreath is just bloooming gorgeous ! ♥ x

Please Caatandco contact me with your details
to receive the stamp set.

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and keep crafting!


Thursday, January 21, 2021

Lotus Reflections

Dear Crafty Friends,

Today I have been playing with the new Lotus Reflections stamp set
and some stencils.
For this card I used a combination of the

I started with making the background with the stencils. On top I stamped the large image in black and colored the image with zig markers. The lotus flower is stamped on a seperate piece of yellow paper and embossed in gold. After kutting out the flower, I added it to the large stamped image with foam tape. The happy birthday sentiment is a new die.

Next I made a slimline card and used the Flower borders stencil all around the card and inside the rectangle I used the Bubbles stencil. You see i used only part of the large stamp here and again I added  the lotus flower with foam tape to ad more dimention to the card.

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and
keep crafting!


Tuesday, January 19, 2021

New stamp by Michael Strong

Hello Crafty Friends,

My good friend Michael Strong has a new stamp set 
of two Octagons. These are mirror images.
On Saturday we have another online  class and we
will be using many cariations of this stamp.
Be sure to cheque my cards on Sunday for ideas.

Today I made some easy cards, just to show you the new stamps.
I stamped both stamps and embossed them with gold embosing powder.
Then I used distress oxide ink on my work plate and
 did the direct to paper technique to get a little color on the image.
I glued it to a piece of gold paper and on a red card.
Around the gold paper you see some tiny sticker lines.
The sentiment is by Tim Holtz.
In combination with the octagon set I used the Seasonal Silhouettes,
These stamps fit  perfectly in the center of the octagon.
For this one I did exactly as above, but in green. 
Could be a great card for St. Patricks Day.
I added the cloer with foam tape to the center.
Wonderful sentiment by Tim Holtz.

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and keep creating!


Monday, January 18, 2021

Spread your wings!


Hello Crafty Friends,

With Valentine around the corner I came uo with this card.
It is irisfolding, stenceling and stamping.

I started with the heart in the middle of the card:
If you never done irisfolding, I have a tutorial on y blog HERE.
This heart is a very easy pattern  to start with.
Here is the template for you.
When done with the irisfolding this is how 
it looks, but it is the back!

When you turn it around, the heart looks like this.
I took the Ring of Hearts stencil by Funky Fossil Designs
and added all the hearts around the irisfolding heart.

Then I  took this elf from the stamp set
Christmas Characters. I colored her with zig markers
and on the skirt and hair I added some drops of glitter glue.
The sentiment is from another set, Hogs and Kisses.

On the heart I added the wings that come from the 
set new Guitar Hero stamp set.The image is embossed
with silver embossing powder.

So many techniques and stamp sets come together on this card.
I hop you like it and it inspires you for your card.
Any questions bout the irisfolding? Feel free to ask.

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and keep crafting!

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Tutorial and Giveaway

Hello Crafty Friends

For today I create a set of fun backgrounds
with the wonderful Spring Geometrics papers
by Funky Fossil Designs and the
stamps from the new Let's Party stamp set.

For this technique you print out the grid below
and choose a design paper. You can also use all the scraps
you have left from these papers. I found this punch
among my stash, that was just the right size.

Save the grid to your computer and print it 
in the size you like it to be.
If you do noit have a punch, you can also cut strips
of paper and make these into the square size you need.
You need a total of 18 squares.

There are 12 full squares
and the other 6 you cut into half
to use for the border. Glue all the
squares in place and you have a 
beautiful background for your card.

Here another sample with the same background. 
I also used Pugs and Hugs stamps (the cup and sentiment) and
the Doodle Borders, that fit perctly around the background.

And now for the GIVEAWAY.......


Here is the set:
It is the Blooming Wreath clear stamp set.

How can you be the winner of  this set?
Just leave a comment
and I would love it if you become a
follower, but it is not a must.
You have until 
January 24 to leave your comment.

Thank ou for looking,
stay safe and keep crafting!



Saturday, January 16, 2021

Day 4 and 5 of the new stamps by Funky Fossil Designs

Dear Crafty Friends,

I have been so busy with work and makes, 
that I have not shared the other two new sets by

The 4th new stamp set is called Blooming Wreath.
This is a wonderful set with a flower wreat,
flowers and cute birds. I have not even fully explored all
that is possible with this set but here are my first two
cards. One you see above and was started with
a piece of paper from the new 6"x 6" paper block

There is also wonderful new washi tape:
With only 2 flowers and a sentiment the card is
quickly finished.

The next card is also made with the flowers from the 
set. These roses come in two sizes and the larger one 
has a leave too. I colored the roses with zig markers

On top of the rosed I added silver glitter
embossing powder with  an embossing pen.

The cute bird is also part of this set.
I added som splatter to make the background
more interresting.
For this card i used the girl from the
She is Fierce stamp set.

The last set that is new this month is
This set has lots of stamps and perfect for
mandala's, backgrounds and lots of creativeness.
Here I used one of the papers behind the stamped part of
the card. I also used the Paisly Petals stencil in the background.
I only used a few of the elements from the set, colored them, 
cut them out and glued them to the card with foam tape.
For this card I went all out. This is an old technique called
Modern Grid by Technique Junkies.
You see I also used the Let's Party bunny and cat and 
the Be.You.Tiful stencil.

All 5 new sets are now available at
Funky Fossils Design.
Sarah Gray, the owner, was also on
and you can watch the rewinds and get even
more ideas of what to do with the new stamps.

Thank you for looking
and I do hope you come back tomorrow
for I have a tutorial and a stampset to
give away!!

Stay safe, healthy
and keep crafting!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Day 3 stamp reveal Funky Fossil Designs

Hello Crafty Friends,

On the 3rd day of the stamp reveal
I resent to you the set Guitar Hero.

Not only will there be new stamp sets at the
end of this week, there will also be 
a design paper block (6x6 inch) and matching 
rolls of washi tape.

On this card I tried to show you some of the several designs 
out of the paper block. The black/white stripe is a piece
of wide washi tape.

Here a quick look of the materials.

For this card I was inspired by one of the design team members
Samantha Read. I had to get my Hogs&Kisses set out.

I also used the free Happy Birthday stencil for the background
in combination with the new paper and washi tape.

Did you notice how cool this piggy is?
He even has  his ear pierced!

Thanks for looking,
stay safe and keep crafting!


Monday, January 11, 2021

Funky Fossil Designs stamp reveal day 2

Welcome to the 2nd day of the stamp reveal of

Today´s set is called  `Lotus Reflections`
designed by Elena Lux
and will be available at the end of this week.

For the background of this card I used the 
Happy Birthday stencil, that is free 
with every order this month.
The lotus leave I cut by hand.
The flower is stamped on pink design paper
and embossed in gold.

For card #2 I  started making the background qith
the Bubbles stencil and broken china distress oxide ink.
Next I used  the lotus stamp in versifine black ink.

The lotus flower is stamped on pale yellow paper
and embossed in gold. After cutting out, the flowers
are added with foam tape to the background.

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and
keep crafting!