Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year cards

I have been working on some New Year cards with
FREE digital images by Create with TLC.
Here are 4 variations of the same sentiment
in combination with printed digital papers
that you also find on the Create with TLC blog.
On top the first one  I have also used the Tim Holtz clock
die and some tickets. I have added some glossy accent to the
glasses to make them look more real, but unfortunately,
you do not see this on the photo.
Here i printed the image on craft paper and on orange
paper. Cut out the middle circle with my spellbinder die.
The numbers have been cut with the cricut.
A few gemstones give the card a sparkle.
Combination of digital clock paper
and the sentiment. Clock hands are
from the th clock die.
Background of this card is embossed
with a clock embossing folder through
the cuttlebug.
and make it a creative one!


Club Scrap Weekly Chronicles

This page is the last page for this years
weekly chronicles scappage at the
Club Scrap forum.
Sometimes I have no idea what to do when
I read the theme for the week,
but this time it was easy.
The theme was:
Best Memory of 2012
and of course that was the birth
of my grandson.

Here a close up of the hournaling.
I used Club Scrap Sorrento papers
and Michael Strong's alphabet
and number stamps.
Also I combined the little circle with
the scrap paper and added some bling.
Have a creative day!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

2013 Calendar

With the New Year nearly there it is time
to make some calendars.
Here is the first one. can is one
on your desk. I made it 7x7 inch.
For the background I used Michael Strong's
cloisonné square stamp embossed in gold.
The numbers are cut with the cricut.

Here a close up of the flower. It is one of those ready made
flowers with leaves by Michael Strong.

On the backside of the card I made a stand
so the calendar can stand up.

Below you find a printable
calendar for 2013.
You can either use the link or
just save the image to your computer
and print it any size you want
to fit your calendar.

2013 yearly calendar

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas day 2

All these cards are made with images of

Embossed background and sentiment by

I found this idea of the tree here:
you might want to save it
for next year!
Have a creative Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Gift

I want to share with you a Christmas gift
that I made for my co-workers.
I bought the candles and I made the decoration.

You start with a wide ribbon
around the candle. I used a little
hot glue to fasten the ribbon.

 For the tag I used
a circle spellbinder die
a scalloped spellbinder die
snowflake embossing folder
matching oval punch
 Fold the paper dubble and 
cut it with the die a little off the paper.
This way you get the double tag card.
 Stamp your wish inside (stamp by Tim Holtz)
or write it by hand.
Cut a circle that is a little smaller as the
scalloped tag card and emboss this with
the snowflake folder. I also added some
red distress ink around the circle. 

 With the Stampin'Up! round tab punch I 
punched out the top for the tag.
 You can fasten the tag by stapling it
or by using brads.
 Decorate the Christmas ball as desired.
Here i used the stamps,
but on the other tag (below) you see
 Add a eubbon through the round tab on top.
You can even add some little bells. I did that
with some metal wire and turned the ends
on atootpick soo thehave a decorated funtion.
 Here you see the two finished card tags.
 Here you see all my finished candles together.
Hope you have a wonderful
and creative Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I just had to make this fun tag for today.
Hope you like it.
I used distress stains for the background
and coffee ring, spoon and beans by
Cups and steam stamps by Michael Strong
and the keep calm sentiment I made here:
Hope you all have a wonderful and
special day today.
Have a creative day!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Here are some quick cards for Hanukkah
and some links to more fun craft for
Hanukkah that is just around the corner.
For the cards I used some great digital images
by Create with TLC as well as some printed
packground papers.
Here is card #1 with a stamped background with dreidles
(unknown brand) and I used a star stencil.
The dreidl I cut and the coins are made  with a punch.

This card is made with digital background paper
printed out and the vintage image is colored
with distress markers. The white is perfect for the candles.
Here some links to other fun Hanukkah crafts:
David Star Pretzels:
Hanukkah candle holders:
Martha Steward Hanukkah ideas:
Free dreidel party Favor Printables:
Decorating ideas:
Kids menorah handprint craft idea±
Felt Dreidl Banner
So many ideas, so little time!
Have fun!!
Have a creative day!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

TH December tag 2

Here is my entry for the last two tags for 2012.
This challenge on the blog of Tim Holtz was
a lot of fun this year. I do hope Tim comes up
with another wonderful challenge for 2013.
These are my finished cards together.
As I do not celebrate Christmas, but Hanukkah
(secretly still hoping Tim will do some candles one day)
I made one card for Hanukkah and the other one
is for my sweetheart.
I only bought the small snowman, so this is
what i came up with using Tim's techniques.
The snowflakes are dies and I cut them out
of watercolorpaper (left over from the
snowmen) and colored them with distress stains.
In the heart each snowflake has a sticky gemstone.
Here my Hanukkah card.
Hanukkah starts on the 8th of December this year
and lasts for 8 days: each day we light a candle more.
He you might say: I see 9 candles! Yes, well one is the helper,
he is the one that lights all the candles every day.
More info about Hanukkah can be found HERE.

On the tag you see an image from
Create with TLC. The candles are colored white
with a picket fence distress marker.
The flames are colored with mustered seed and marigold
finished with a little drop of rock candy stickles.

On top of the big flower you see a dreidel and gelt.
This is a game we play during the festival of hanukkah.
Flower and dreidel are covered with rock candy stickles.
This image is also by Create with TLC.
Thank you Tim for a wonderful year
of inspiration!
Have a creative day!