Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Top Ten of 2017 Blog Hop!! UPDATED!! WINNER of the giveaway Included!


And the winner of the blog hop of my blog is:

And that means that HEATHER is the winner:

Heather, could you please email me your address and I'll send you the Pretty Little Studio goodies asap! (mliedtke at

Thank you all so much for joining in!! I really loved reading all your entries!! 


Welcome to the Top 10 of 2017 Blog Hop!

A group of fabulous scrapbookers and paper crafters have gathered together for a fun & festive blog hop to share with you some of their favorite layouts and projects from 2017. Scroll down to the bottom of my post to see the full list of participants and links to all of their blogs.

And because I love to do giveaways, I thought I would add a little something to give away! Wanna know what you can win?? Well, how about 50 vintage die cuts from Pretty Little Studio?

Open to everyone everywhere!

All you have to do is follow my blog and tell me which layout you like best! l'll pick a winner from all the comments left with this blog post! The comments will close on January 1st and I'll announce a winner on January 3rd.

And just like last year I encountered the problem choosing only 10 layouts and so, my Top 10 turned into a Top 17 (very fitting right?). Here it is, in no particular order:

1: Pucket Up (The Cut Shoppe / Crate Paper)

2: Spring (The Cut Shoppe / Doodlebug)

3: Deventer Book Market (Stuck?! Sketches / Fancy Pants)

4: Love This Day (Stuck?! Sketches / Crate Paper)

5: Snap Shot (Pretty Little Studio)

6: Together (Pretty Little Studio)

7: Happy Halloween (Pebbles)

8: H5 (Pebbles)

9: Friends (Pebbles)

10: Manon Loves Books (My Creative Scrapbook / Jillibean Soup)

11: Family (My Creative Scrapbook / Simple Stories)

12: Bday (My Creative Scrapbook / Fancy Pants)

13: Wonderful (My Creative Scrapbook / Simple Stories)

14: You Are Special (My Creative Scrapbook / Dear Lizzy)

15: Right Now (Like For Ever / 1canoe2)

16: Oh Happy Moments (Like For Ever / Crate Paper)

17: So Sweet (Bella Blvd)

Thank you so much for joining us on this blog hop! Here's the full list of designers, just in case you get lost along the way. Just click on the name to hop on over to their blog. Now hop over to your next stop, the super talented Suzanna Lee!! And don't forget to leave a comment!! (and to follow my blog if you want to be eligible for the prize too).

Monique Liedtke - you are here!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us!! Have fun!

Thursday, 21 December 2017

FALALA - My Creative Scrapbook December Main Kit

Sharing the last page I created with the December Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. The photo was taken in our favorite garden centre last year. 

And the close-ups:

How I love the colors of this page, especially the light pink one. This line from Crate paper is definitely one of my favorites this winter! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

And if you want to see all the fabulous kits for this months then visit the My Creative Scrapbook website!


Monday, 18 December 2017

My Creative Scrapbook December Sketch

Hi friends! Last Friday the My Creative Scrapbook December sketch went up on the MCS blog! It's another fabulous sketch by Laura Whitaker and I had great fun creating a page based on it (I love using sketches for my layouts!). Here's what I did using the MCS December Main Kit:

and a few close-ups: love all the gold glitter accents in this kit!

And this is this month's sketch:

If you decide to play along then please remember to share your layout at the facebook page of My Creative Scrapbook Inspiration Central! You never know when Pam is watching and you can be a lucky winner to some fabulous goodies!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it!

Sunday, 17 December 2017

A little Peace and Quiet

Today I'm sharing another layout created with the December Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This time I created an A4 / Letter format instead of 12x12. I didn't need a lot of patterned paper for this page, but I decided to use lots of stickers from this kit!

I just loved all the beautiful gold glitter snowflakes from Crate Paper and decided to use them for the background of my page:

The sticker words from Teresa Collins were adhered on the left side of my page and a machine stitched line provided a little added texture. 

I don't get a whole lot of peace and quiet in December, so this moment had to be scrapped! The "peace" sticker was just what I was looking for!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and don't forget to visit the Design Team Gallery where you'll find all the layouts from the rest of the design team as well!

And if you want to see all the fabulous kits for this months then visit the My Creative Scrapbook website!


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

My Creative Scrapbook Step-By-Step Christmas Cards

Hi everyone!! Are you all done creating your Christmas cards?? I started only recently and thought that today I'd share a step-by-step tutorial for the Christmas cards I created with the December Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.

When I unpacked the December Main Kit one of the first items I noticed was the Hampton Arts Christmas Tree stamp & die set and I just knew I wanted to use it! So, that's what I did! Today I'm sharing my project and how I created it. Hope you like it!

These are the cards I made:

Here's how I created them:

I gathered the supplies I thought I was going to need:

As I still have to create a LOT of Christmas cards I wanted a quick & easy design and I also love small cards, so that's what I wanted too. I decided on the size 7.5 cm x 10 cm, which matches the size of the stamped trees perfectly (the cardstock base is 15 cm x 10 cm (= approx 4" x 6") and then folded in half).

I selected a patterned paper on which I stamped all three designs of the trees a few times:

Using my Big Shot I cut out the stamped trees using the Christmas Tree die that is included in the packet with the stamps. I used a magnetic platform which is definitely easier, but not necessary.

After cutting out multiple stamped trees, I also cut out several trees without the stamped design, using the same die:

For the background of my card I cut a few rectangles out of patterned paper. The largest are 0.5 cm smaller than the cardstock base and the smaller rectangles are 0.5 cm smaller than the larger ones. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom (using the stamps included in the package with the trees and the die) and used my sewing machine to add a stitched border.

Next I glued the non-stamped Christmas tree on my patterned paper:

Then I placed the stamped tree on top (without glueing it) and machine stitched it from top to bottom.

Last but not least I adhered the patterned paper with the trees on the cardstock base and folded both sides of the stamped tree upwards:

And that is all! A quick and easy Christmas card, but still with a little extra to make it special! And not only are there 3 different stamp designs, the papers in the kit are all double-sided so you can make endless combinations of trees!

Here's another quick look at the December Main Kit, the one I used to create these cards. I just adore the Falala collection from Crate Paper and was so happy so much of it was included in this month's kit!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Wishing you happy scrapping and of course happy holidays!

xx Monique

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

My Creative Scrapbook December Kits Reveal Day!!!

Hello friends! It's the 5th of the month and that means it's Reveal Day at My Creative Scrapbook
All four (!) December Kits are amazing as always and I had so much fun playing with the Main Kit!! This kit is filled with Crate Paper's Falala collection and a few other papers from Kaisercraft, Christmas tree stamps & matching die from Hampton Art, letter & word stickers from Teresa Collins, sequins from Studio Calico, red ribbon and AC Thickers!!

Here's one of the pages I created. The snow flake is one of the MCS December cut files:

and a few close-ups: I soooo love the little deer!


and here's a picture of the contents of the kit: amazing right?!!

If you want to see my other layouts as well and can't wait until I post them here then please hop over to the Design Team Gallery where you'll find all the layouts from the team as well!

And if you want to secure one of the fabulous kits for yourself then visit the My Creative Scrapbook website!

Thank you so much for stopping by!! Have a fabulous day!! And for the Dutch visitors .... fijne Sinterklaasavond!! 

xxx Monique