Sunday, March 28, 2021

Happy Passover

Today is the first day of Passover,
the Jewish Easter. You find more information HERE.

The background is a grid and I have done thes before.
You find the tutorial HERE.
I printed the grid on green paper. 
The design paper looks like the matza we eat.
It is a picture of it that I took from internet and 
then printed and punched out.

The eye catcher is a seder plate,
 a stamp by ZumGaliGali.

Left overs go to the inside of the card!

And i used a leftover square on the back of the card.

Wishing everyone who celebrates:
Chag Sameach, A happy Holiday!

Thank you for looking,
stay safe and
keep crafting!


Saturday, March 27, 2021

Love, Peace and coffee

Hello crafty friends,

Even though the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is over,
I had to finish and post this last coffee card.
My little sloth called Zinny ( made by Donna Gray) was
on my desk already colored  and the cup too.
I did not want to trow these away.

So I got my Funky Fossil Designs stencils out and created the 
background for my card.


The  cup stamp is also by Funky Fossil Designs
and colored with pencil. I tried to make it look like
Delft Blue style.

Thank you for looking
And tomorrow something totally different.

Keep safe, keep crafting
and enjoy your coffee.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Coffee lovers Blog Hop - Day 8

Hello coffee loving crafty friends!
Here we are on the last day of the 
This time I have a project:
a Coffee Clutch:
Inside this clutch there is a surprise!

It happened that I found this in my stash:
So it is a Club Scrap project.
hen i saw this, I had no idea what it was going to be,
so I searched my computer and the Club Scrap website
but could not find instructions. Together with Julie Heyer
from Club Scrap, we foud it was a project from 
Brewed Awakenings and there is even a video tutorial:
I hope this way you can see it too or go HERE
Anyway I had a lot of fun making this.
All materials and stamps I used are by Club Scrap.
Another look at the clutch: decorated with 
a stencil and some cut aparts from my stash too.
The charm on the handle is a few beads, a spoon and a
cup from my stash. The flap of the pouch 
(see also detail below) is done with a coffee bean
embossing folder.

Here a close up of the charm on the handle.

The clutch is closed with magnets that came with the kit.

Voila! here is the inside: many pockets and places for decoration.
This is absolutely a very easy project to make:
a little folding, hardly any glueing and a little sewing
to hold this all together.
Inside each pocket there is a card with a little tab
(that came with the kit) and decoration.
I added some pictures, but you could also add
coffee recipes or quotes.

Tab 2 is a picture of me, that I use very often for
a profile picture. it is from a few years back.
Now my hair is corona long!

This tab is decorated with one of my 
Club Scrap coffee stencils. Maybe I will do 
something on the back too. There is still room to
add more.

In the last openening (the fold of the clutch)
I added a picture of my mom. One of the last times
we had coffee in her own home. She is now in a care home
and the hous is sold. She has dementia.

Thank you for looking and I hope you had as
much fun with all the coffee cards/projects as
I did here on my blog and on the
Thank you Amy Tsuruta, team and sponsors for
making this possible.

Stay safe, keep crafting
and enjoy your coffee.


Thursday, March 25, 2021

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day 7

Welcome coffee loving crafty friends,

Have you seen all the wonderful artwork at
And all the fun prizes there are to win?

For my card today I used 
Honey Bee Perfect Blend clear  stamp set

I started out by stamping the word coffee
with versamark and used clear embossing powder.
After spraying the pannel with Kitch Flamingo distress spray
(one of my favorites these days!) and using a piece of paper towel
to rub the words clean, I got this beautiful background.
The cute little beans from the same set are stamped in brown distress oxide ink.

As for the slothy, he is colored with Stampin'Blends
and cut out by hand. I found this lovely metal clock
in one of my drawers waiting to be used!

Thank you for looking!

Stay safe, keep crafting
and enjoy your coffee!


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day 6

Welcome crafty coffee loving friends,

So many wonderful projects to see, I can't believe it!

So my friend Carla, who is also participating in this hop.
had a wonderful teabag card and shared with me how to 
make one. I just could not resisit to try and here is the result.

For my card I used the freebie from Polka Dot Orchard
called My Love Mug.

Carla send me a Dutch tutorial, but as most of you do not speak 
our language, I found another tutorial in English HERE.

For the inside I used some snippets of paper that 
where left from the front of the card.

I really do like this kind of card. 
Maybe next time I make a bigger size,
for the final size of this one is 11,5 cm x 8,5 cm.
(approx. 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inch).

Thank you for looking!

Stay safe, keep crafting
and enjoy your coffee or tea!


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day 5

Welcome coffee loving crafty friends,

Another fun day at the

Did you know there are a lot of sponsors
who give out wonderful freebies?
Today I made a card with the freebie by
I used the freebie calles:
Coffee Donut Row digital stamp.
You find it at nearly the bottom of
their blog post.
Here my card. I was inspired by something i noticed on 
Pinterest and looked perfect for this row of coffee cups.
It is a design paper circle in the background and 
dotted washi tape added to the the colored image 

The sentiment is one from my unknown stash and
now I had a perfect image to use it with.

Thank you for looking!

Stay safe, keep crafting and
enjoy your coffee.


Monday, March 22, 2021

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day 4

Welcome back coffee loving crafty friends!

Day 4 of the Coffee Lovers Blog 
and if you look HERE you get all the info
on how you can win fantastic prizes.

Today I downloaded the freebie by

It is a digital stamps and that means you can
print it any size you need it to be.
For this first card I printed it cardsize
and colored the image with coloring pencils.

I made the card into an easel card.

It looks like this sideways.

The sentiment on the card is a stamp from the

For the 2nd card I printed these smaller size
images. My idea is that my twin grandsons
would color this for their mom, but I do not see
them much due to covid. Hopefully it will
Hapen before Mothe's day!
Inside the card I added the leftover strip from the
design paper.

Thank you for looking!

Stay safe, keep crafting
and enjoy your coffee!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Day 3

Hello Coffee Crafty Friends,

Another fun day and new artwork for the

Today i share with you two cards with my favorite sentiment.
It is by Create with TLC, but I have it on my blog
 as a freebie HERE (scroll down to the end!).

So I printed the sentiment twice (large and a liitle smaller).
For the first card I used the largest print.

I cut the print to the size of my card and with the
coffee ring stamp by Club Scrap and my own
handcarved bean stamp I decorated
 the background using distress oxide inks.

On e seperate piece of paper I stamped these cups
(handcarved by me) and cut them out.
One is on the front and the other 3 inside
for i need lots of coffee today to come up 
with some more cards for the rest of the week!

I love how I can make  my own design on the back.

Card 2 is with the smaller printed sentiment.

I started with using the Funky Fossil Designs
Coffee Bean Background stencil and distress
oxide ink.

On the border side I used more pressure 
with the ink. Around the sentiment only a littlte.

The little sloth critter is a stamp by
winnings from the last hop).

Thank you so much for looking!

Stay safe, keep crafting
and enjoy your coffee!