Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fall card and giveaway

Michael Strong has a giveaway on his blog.
These 3 stampsets and you only have to leave a comment 
on his blog HERE.

So as I do have this set, I thought of making a card
using the nesting squares and some of the coffee cups,
that I still have lying around on my table.

I stamped the squares on craft paper with brown in.
After stamping I cut out all the frames with 
a ruler and a cutting knife.

The leaves on this card are thinlits from Stampin'Up!.

The little cups are stamped and embossed with 
Mike's orient express embossing powder.

Thank you for looking 
and have a latte creative day!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: day 8 (last)-part two.

This is really my last post for the
I had to use the wonderful stamp set from
 Verve Stamps and do the sketch challenge.
You find the Coffee Please stampset HERE.
It is a digital download set.

You vind all about the sketch challenge on the

I printed out the pdf with all the images and 
when i started cutting paper and cups, I suddenly
had enoug to make 2 cards. So this is card #1
with design paper in the background and baker's
twine around the back panel.

Now for the image added the cup later after I had stamped 
the coffee steam and embossed it in gold. The cup is
colored with pencil and covered with glossy accent
to make it look like a real cup.

For card #2 I created a ribbon out of the cups.
These cups are also colored with pencil.
Some different designers papers in the background.

Thanks for looking
and have a latte creative day!

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: day 8 (last)

On the last day of the 
I have some gift ideas for you.

The first idea is the candles.
I bought the glasses in the $$ store with the
candles as well.
The are cinemon smelling candles. I added some coffee
beans inside the glass and laid the candle in there.
It is already smelling great!

I decorated the glasses with a ribbon (D.L.ART)
and a bottle cap with a Create with TLC image.

Both images are colored with pencil, glued into the 
bottle cap and covered with an acrylic circle that
came with the bottle cap.

Then i also found these cute little notebooks
and I knew I wanted to decorate them for
th Coffee blog Hop.

All stamped images are by Tim Holtz
and i watercolored them with distress ink.
The leaves are pinched out and in the back
it is some design paper from my stash.

Here more Tim Holtz stamps and punched out leaves.
The piece of wood you see tucked away is my
new special Tim Holtz stamp i got from Simon Says Stamp
that i ordered just before the hop and came yesterday. 
I just had to use it!

This was a great hop, thanks for all the inspiration everyone
and thanks Amy and her team for all the work and thanks to
all the sponsors who make it even more worthwhile to play along.

Thanks everyone who stopped by and left comments.
Hope you all have a latte creative day!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: day 7: gift

Here a new project for the 
I work at a flower wrapping company and we make
sleeves for flower bouquets and boxes for plants.
So i got the idea to decorate a small box with coffeebeans
and make it into a gift box. With the help of one of the 
designers we came up with these two boxes.
If you like to have the template let me know in the
comment box.

Here you see the template flat and folded.
It is a square box of 3x3x3 inch.

Inside the box I added some chocolates
to go with some coffee.
The image on both boxes is by 
and the set is called Newton Loves Coffee.

Behind each cat there is a cut out circle
and a few punched out leaves.

The images are colored with pencil
and cut out by hand.

This sentiment is from another company.

Inside there is a bag of goodies!

Thanks for looking
and have a latte creative day!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop{ day 6: Jewish New Year

Tonight  the Jewish New Year is celebrated
and of course we have special food on
the table. Not only we eat a sweet apple
with honey to wish each other a very happy 
and sweet year, but other food is also special.

Today I made a coffee/honeycake for desert.
You can find the recipe HERE.

Of course I made a matching tag for the 
I colored the background with oxide distress ink
and stamped my Club Scrap splatter 
and coffee ring stamp before embossing 
the tag.

The sentiment is by Create with TLC.
And the cup is a die by Tim Holtz.
I printed a piece of paper with stars of david
for cutting the cup. The apple is an old stamp
by Posh Impressions.

I wish you could smell my kitchen!

Thank you for looking
and have a latte creative day!

Happy Jewish New Year/ Shana Tova

Happy New Year 
to all my family and Jewish friends all
over the world! Hope this is going to be a fabulous year
for all of you!

Rosh Hashanah/ Jewish New Year:
2017 21/22 September all info here.

And here the inside of the card.
(thank you Susan Erickson for your inspiration!)
I found a tutorial of this book card here.

This year I also made some cards with my grandsons
We used real apples and acrylic paint to stamp with.
The all made an A4 size piece of paper
full of stamped apples.
When all was dry Owen, the eldest (5 yr) used some different
Jewish stamps and black ink to make the apple collage
complete. We cut it all up in card size pieces and mounted
these panels to cards.

This is Owen's card.
Busy making cards and showing the result.

Left Colin and right Aiden's card.

May the year be very sweet for all of you!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Club Scrap Artist Team and Fall Coffeelovers Blog Hop day 5

Welcome to the 
Artist Team blog hop
and we feature "watercolor" ideas.
I hope you have arrived here from 
and seen her wonderful artwork.
If not you find all the participants on the

I have many things going on this week and 
a few quick backgrounds foir my cards would be great.
I love to watercolor with my embossing folders.

You need an embossingfolder
some watercolor paper
and a few colors of ink.

On one side you put the watercolor paper
ad on the other side add the inks and a few
drops of water.

Close the embossing folder and
run it through the embossing machine.

When opening the folder you not only have
the folers impression, but also a beautiful
watercolor look to it.

Here are the three backgrounds I made for my cards.

This is the finished first card.
I used Club Scraps Orchard papers and 
fruit stamps. The sentiment is from 
another kit (2014 June Picknick).
I also use a honecomb diecut to reveal
the background color of the card.

The card came to mind after I went with the
kids and grandkids to an orchard nearby to
pick apples and pears.

For the crate I used a thinlit from Stampin'Up!
and the stencil from the orchard kit to give
the paper a wooden look.

The second card is made for the 
Jewish New Year. The apple is a symbol 
we use on cards, because we eat a sweet apple 
with honey to  wish each other
 a very sweet new year.

The sentiment is an old one from my stash,

The apple is colored with some ink direct from
the craft sheet with a few drops of water.

Before adding the apples and sentiment, i sprayed a little gold
on the card to make it extra special. Hope you can see it.

Now for the last card, I just had to make a coffee
card, for I am playing in the Fall Coffeelovers Blog Hop.
All materials are Club Scrap Orchard kit
even the bottle cap that came with this kit.
The sentiment inside is from the Club Scrap
stampset Coffee Break. The leaves behind
the bottle cap are punched out of an orange colored
 nesspresso pod.

Now for some more inspiration hop over to
and see what she has made to share with you.