Happy Lucky Creations is a small home crafting studio founded and run by me, Emma. Although mostly focused on card making, HLC may feature other forms of handcrafts including, but not limited to, crochet, hand lettering, miniature dollhouses, and cross stitching.


What makes all creations from Happy Lucky Creations special is that they are thoughtfully handcrafted to create happiness in the recipients.


The main purpose of this blog is an outlet to share how cards were made and put together, a place to post challenges, tips, tricks, and whatever I feel like writing about in my crafting world. This is also the English version of Emma’s blog posts for Hobby Alternatief, which I am a part of.

Creator – Emma

circleEmmaI am from America, but have been living in the Netherlands for many years.  I love crafting and have done it for as long as I can remember.  One of my first crafty hobby was drawing, which was inspired by my mother.  Wanting to further my drawing skills, I would borrow books from the library and teach myself how to draw.   Using my self-taught skills and personal creativity, I placed first at age 13 by designing an advertisement for my school’s Book Fair. Besides drawing, my other major hobby as a child was origami, and I would make impressive origami balls (kusudama) to hang around the house. When I was 15, I created an origami display at my local library.  My display was so impressive, I was asked to create another display a year later.

As I grew older, I expanded my creative reach by teaching myself jewelry making. I also dabbled in digital graphics by making computer screen wallpapers and web design, all self-taught.

For a time, I had less and less time to be creative. But when I moved to the Netherlands, I met my husband’s grandmother who was into card making, particularly card embroidery and 3-D pictures on cards.  This started my cardmaking craze. Meanwhile, I also taught myself how to crochet and cross stitching.

…beautiful things and happiness does not need to cost a lot to create; love is what makes them priceless.

Coming from humble backgrounds, I like to save money. This means I also enjoy finding alternative and/or less expensive ways to do things, which includes crafting. And so I hope to pass on my knowledge as well as show that beautiful things and happiness does not need to cost a lot to create; love is what makes them priceless.

Enjoy yourself here and as always…

Create happiness today!