Saturday, February 17, 2018

Year of the Dog

The Chinese New Year has started and this time it is the Year of the Dog.
As I do not have many people to send cards to, I decided to make a
birthday card for dog lovers and I enter my card for the challenge on the
And Simon says:
Add a die.
See all the samples HERE.
For my card I used a FREE dog image, that you can find on the
blog of Michael Strong HERE. For the background I 
used several washi tapes on a scrap piece of paper 
and cut it out with a circle die. Then I used the matching
scallop die for the black circle. Before adding the circle
to the card I adde the pendant washi tape to the card 
and matched up the circle.

When the circle was on the card I stamped the dog bones,
the food bowl and sentiment (all by Tim Holtz).
The dog and the bowl are colored with pencil
and the bones are colored with a white gel pen.

Thank you so much for looking
and have a creative New Year!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Besidews making a card for my wonderful husband,
I also make cards for my 2 daughters.
Here is the first one for my eldest.
Lately we share a love for coffee and so I made
her this coffee card.
I also want to enter this card for the Paper Players
color challenge.

Background made with direct to paper technique and
a stencil. The cup is a die from Stampin'Up! as well
as the paper I used for the sleeve of the cup.
The heart is covered with glossy accent.
Do you see the cute little silver spoon next to the cup?

I composed the sentiment with Tim Holtz stickers
a stamp for the & and a Verve die for coffee.

Here the inside of the card with a leftover
strip from the front panel, some hearts
and a sentiment (both Tim Holtz)
and my favorite Club Scrap coffee ring stamp.

The second card is for my youngest daughter
and made with Club Scrap Valentine's stamps (2008).

On top of the card I did the faux postage technique
and the hearts are colored with a red marker and
on top glossy accent (I seem to use this a lot lately!).
I also made some cards with my grandson yesterday.

He made his kisses so colorful
and even added the names of his brothers.

Colorful closing of the envelop.
In The Netherlands we had free postage on Valentine cards
if you add  a lipstick kiss. So here you see Owen
kissing the enveloppes and make them ready for sending.

And here they go!

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day
and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


I just can't stop making Valentine cards.
Today I had to use some gold material for
on the Olympic Games The Netherlands won gold
in woman speed skating. This woman for it for the 4th
time in 4 Olympics she has participated. So cool!!
I used the sketch from the

The word  "happy" is cut out of  gold glitter foam
with a Stampin'Up! thinlit from the set Hello You.
You also see a variety of hearts on a watercolored background.
The die cut heart is from the set Sunshine Hello from SU!
The heart with you+me is from Club Scrap
and the red and pink hearts are from Michael Strong.

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

Monday, February 12, 2018

Cupcake Inspiration for Valentine

Today my card is inspired by a picture on the

Don't these cupcakes look delicious!
I also use the sketch from February from the

My card is made with the direct to paper technique
and used thes tree colors of oxide distress inks and
a few drops of water.

Add the ink to the craft sheet, spray water and
pick up the paint with the white paper.
When the ink is dry it is ready for stamping.
The background stamp is an old wooden stamp 
from Club Scrap.

I think it is from the Fizz kit 2007. The sentiment is
from the matching unmounted rubber sheet.

I also colored some of the circles with the stamping ink
with a waterbrush. Finishing off the card with
a few white sequins.

Thanks for looking
and have a creative day!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sketch and CTLC freebie

Here my sketch card for the Freshly Made Sketch of this week.
Papers are all Stampin Up!

You find the sketch and more samples
on the Freshly Made Sketches blog.

Love is cut with a SU! thinlit (from the set Sunshine Wishes), 
but the coffee ring in the background is cut with a failry new
 sizzix coffee ring thinlit.
The sentiment is a combination of various stamps made
into this sentiment.The cup is SU! and the hear
is cut out with a paperpunch out of glitter foam.

With some of the leftover papers, a stencil, a stamp
and a vintage Valentine picture I made this 2nd card.
The vintage image is from the  Create with TLC blog.
There are many digital freebies over there for
quick Valentine cards.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Valentine for CTD479

Getting my Valentine cards ready
and using a color challenge for this card today.

I used this weeks color challenge on the

These heart stamps are by Michael Strong
They are stamped in red and pink on red and pink
paper and than added clear embossing powder.

Next I stamped Mike's penguin stamp in hickory smoke
and embossed it also with clear embossing powder.
Blushing cheeks and red schoes colored with
zig marker.

The sentiment is by Club Scrap (Valentine's Feb 2008).

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Coffee for another sketch

Yesterday I got a bunch of new coffee stamps that I ordered
from The Technique Junkies and of course, 
I had to make a card.
Besides the coffee stamps, they have many more wonderful
kinds of stamps! look at all the February new realeses.
Each month there are new stamps!

For my card i used this sketch.
You find the sketch on the
Die Cuttin Divas Blog here.

I stamped the cat 3 times.
Once on off white,
once on white
and his paw on pink again.
After cutting out all the parts,
i added them on the oval shape with 3d foam tape.

The pink cup was covered with glossy accent and
got a bit to dark for my taste. Have to try that again.

Don't you love that sentiment?!!! 
I have some more ideas with it.

Thanks for looking 
and have a creative day!