Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Cheer

Today I play with my card for the 

The challenge is to make a card with any of
the Christmas carols. Mine is the lovely Jingle Bells.



For my card I used this lovely designer's paper by Stampin'Up!
The bauble is the Cloisonné Snowman ornament by
Michael Strong, added to the card with baker's twine
and some real jingle bells.
The sentiment is again from Stampin'Up!. 
It is a stamp from the Seasonal Latern stamp set.

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




Friday, December 15, 2017

Coffee Lovers blog hop day 8 (last)

On the last day of the 
it is national tea day in the US,
so here my tea card.

Various scrappapers in the background and on the
card I used a Tim Holtz stencil.
The sentiment, the cup and the cookies are
digital images by Verve stamps.
The set is called Santa & Coffee and is
this week on sale.
In photoshop I added the santa hat to the cup  and printed
the image twice. So after coloring I added the tea bag
and colored the santa hat of the 2nd image, cut it out
and added it with foam tape to the first image for 
some 3d effect. Arranging the cookies to the cup
and the card was finished.
For coloring I used some alcohol markers.
And here my cup of tea today and wishing
you all a Merry Christmas
Happy Hanukkah
and may all your dreams come true
in the New Year!
Well, this was it for the Winter hop.
Thanks to Amy Tsuruta, her team and a
bunch of wonderful sponsors for this great week
of coffee/tea/cocoa inspiration!

Thank you all for looking
and all your wonderful comments.

Have a latte great and creative day!


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Coffee Lovers Winter blog hop day 7

Welcome to day 7 of the
Today I made some gift tags
and used some of the scraps
of previous card that were on my desk.

Papers and stamps are from Stampin'Up and Club Scrap.
I used a top punch for the cards to make them scalloped.
All the tags are 2 x 4 inch.

I did not do anything special than cutting, stamping
and glueing. Hope it gives you some inspiration for your tags!

Thanks for looking
and have a latte creative day!


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Coffee Lovers Winter bloghop day 6

Welcome to day 6 of the
You know you can also make tea or hot cocoa cards.
Don't forget to upload your card to the linky tool
and maybe you are one of the winners of one of
the numerous prizes there are.

Today is national cocoa day in the US,
so here is my card:

The background is a real piece of burlap, that I found in the
dollar store on a rol for Christmas decorations.
The filmstip is one of the idea-ology items of  Tim Holtz
and the wood stamp is also by Tim Holtz.
The sentiment and the cocoa cup is from the digital set
(during the hop only $ 3,75)
The image is colored with blue markers
and decorated with a few sticky gemstones.
Hope to see you again tomorrow!

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!





Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Coffee Lovers Winter blog hop Day 5

Welcome to another day of the

Today is the first day of lighting
the candles for the Jewish Holiday Hanukkah,
so card #5 is coffee and Hanukkah.
For this card I used various items from
* the Coffee Café dies
* the menora stamp
* the sentiment from the set Seasonal Lantern
* design paper and glitter paper
and a dreidl punch from my stash.

If you want to know more about what the
Jewish Festival of Hanukkah is
click HERE.
Thank you very much for looking
and see you again tomorrow.
Have a creative day!



Monday, December 11, 2017

Club Scrap and Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop (day 4)

Today I am playing in two Blog Hops, yeah!!
Ofcourse my #4 card for the 
but also some fun projects
for the 
Here is a look at all the projects I have come up with.
I have used a combination of the following
Club Scrap products:
          * Scandinavian Holliday um rubber stamps
  * the digital Scandinavian Holiday set
* Trattoria and Scandinavian papers.
Christmas is giving, so how about card #4  with a spot where
you can enter a gift card. Ofcourse a coffee gift card!

For this card you need a piece of (Scandinavian red) cardstock
of 4,5 x 11 inch. Next you score the card at 5,5 and 9. Now
you are ready for decorating.
For the frontpanel I printed some paper from the 
digital Club Scrap Scandinavian Holiday set.
Papers are red from Club Scrap Trattoria
en turquise from Scandinavian kit.
The cup is cut with the Coffee Caffee die
(this week my favorite) from Stampin'Up!.
The snowflake on top is stamped with the 
Scandinavian Holiday unmounted rubber stamps
and next cut out with a scalloped circle die.
In the middle a green gemstone.
The ribbon is also Club Scrap.
This is the inside of the card.
The little flap that is the pocket is also decorated
with a pievce of left over from the printed digital paper.
The sentiment and the baubles are also from the
Scandinavian Holiday stamps. The coffee ring stamp
is from the vintage mocha Java kit.

I made this little pots with a tree as a  table decoration.
The pot is a left over can from some corn we had
for dinner (I saved 3) and got these tiny trees in 
the $$ store. 

I started with a strip of red Tratorria paper and stamped the
snowflake border with white ink. The hearts are printed with
the computer and added on to the Scandinavian blue paper.
The bird is stamped in blue and decorated with a
punched out heart (from glitter foam) and some
sticky pearls.
For this pot i stamped the Scandinavian blue with
green trees and tore up some paper border, making it look
like snow (of what we have a lot of since yesterday!)
Then i tied a red ribbon around it and finished it of with 
these lovely squares that came with the digital kit. 
Well, the left one did and the right one is my version of it.
That is so handy with digital images.
A view of my backgarden!


I also used the square image in a larger version for making
these cards.

And here the 3rd pot with the tree in the middle
and the birds on either side. When having a digital
image it is easy to flip it horizontal and make it look
both ways.

The sentiment is stamped with red ink and glued
on either side of the tree.
These cards are made with the digital kit. I first played around
in photoshop, then printed them out and added them to real
cardstock. With various decoration they look finished and
ready to be send.
And finally I made up this card with the Club Scrap
digital Holiday Card template. A ready made template,
where you only have to add some pictures and you
are good to send your card.


Thank you for looking and hope
to see you again tomorrow for more
coffee fun,

Have a latte creative day!







Sunday, December 10, 2017

Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop Day 3

Welcome to another day of coffee goodies on the
You find all the details on how to add your card/project
HERE and read about all the wonderful Sponsors
that donate prizes during the hop.

Today I have a little gift idea for you.
It is not my own, I found it on pinterest HERE.
For the project I used:
* Stampin'Up! Coffee Caffee dies and papers
    *  Michael Strong's mini cloisonné heart stamp.

The cup and sleeves are cut out with the Coffee Caffee 
thinlits and adding a bit of brown in all around.
The leaves are cut out of the matching design paper
that go with this Stampin'Up! set.
The heart is by Michael Strong,
because I love coffee so much!
Inside the Box I added some chocolate coffee beans.
I made a tiny cellophane bag out of a bigger one.

The little tag on the bag is cut with the tiny die that
comes with the set and have a handwritten wish on it.

Thank you very much for visiting my blog
and hope to see you again tomorrow.

Have a latte creative day!