Saturday, August 27, 2016

C4C351, Christmas Blessings!


An early Christmas card.....that is not like me at all, when I saw what the challenge was at the CRAZIES this week, the idea of a Christmas card came up in my head. We are asked to make a card for an upcoming holiday. Last year I bought this stamp from Penny Black, it was still unused...
Heat embossed in gold and watercoloured with some Tombo markes, the berries have crystal effects on them. I carefully sprinkled a few magenta grey powder around the image and sprayed some water on it. Cut out with a Nellie die and matted on some old designer paper.
                                    Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, August 26, 2016

Penny Black sympathy card


Happy Friday! Sharing my card for the SGD blog today, you can find all the info HERE.
I tried out a technique described in the video of the Penny Black blog.
                        Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, August 20, 2016

C4C350, sketch challenge!


Happy Saturday! It's the third Saturday of the month and that means it's SKETCH challenge over at the CRAZIES.
I love a SKETCH challenge, it takes the guess work out of your card making. For my card I used one of  my many embossing folders....I really found some nice ones in my box, lol. And I went through some of my designer paper....and I used some ribbon!!
The flower pot is drawn by ME.... I am pretty happy how it  turned out! The idea of this card came from the Art Impressions website, I watched a you tube and tried to copy this card. Sentiment from Just Rite.
Watercolouring with the Art Impression stamps is very easy and relaxing, on their website you can find a ton of tutorials!!
                                                Hope you like this card! Till next time, Anja

Friday, August 19, 2016

Distress markers on glossy cardstock!


Happy Friday! Here my card for SGD today, you can find it HERE.
                              Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, August 13, 2016

C4C349, Back to school!


It is Saturday! Challenge time over at the CRAZIES!! This week the theme is back to school......
I don't really make back to school cards, lol, so I went to my CAMEO and cut out this frame.
The background is done with acrylic paints and an old gift card, some stars and dots were added. The circles are stamped on with acrylic paint as well. No clue who made the sentiment.....it was the only one is my big stash that was fitting!
Go on over and check out what the other design team members created, you can find it HERE.
                                    Have a great day, Anja

Friday, August 12, 2016

Cool colours!


Happy Friday!!! If you are in my part of the world.....wow, it is been a HOT HOT week!!!
So I decided to use some cool flowers on my card for SGD today, you can find all the info HERE.
                                                         Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, August 6, 2016

C4C348, Olympic colours!


Happy Saturday! I missed the CRAZY challenge last Saturday, time got away on me, but today I am in!
The challenge is to use olympic colours or a sports theme, you can find it all HERE.
Normally I don't go for these colours so a challenge it was, lol, I have used a stamp set from Scrappy Cat, which I have had forever and never used before. I stamped the flowers on coloured cardstock and cut them out. The background is a dot stamp from Altenew, heat embossed in black. Sentiment is also from Altenew and popped up, silver Viva pearls in the hearts of the flowers.The leaves are done with a Martha Stewart punch, some green sequins to finish it off.
                                                   Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, August 5, 2016

Sending hugs and happy thoughts!


Happy Friday! Sending you hugs and happy thoughts to you all with my card for the SGD blog today, you can find all the details HERE.
                                  Have a great day, Anja

Friday, July 29, 2016

Peony and water beads


Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog today, you can find it HERE
                                              Till next time, Anja

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Picnic basket with flowers, C4C346


Happy Saturday! Challenge time over at the CRAZIES....let me tell you, a challenge it was for me.I am pretty sure I stretched the challenge to the limits, lol
It's National Hot dog day, and we were asked to make something related to a picnic....
This is all I could come up with, a picnic basket with flowers....My excuse.....I don't like to eat outside....Next time better! Have a great day, Anja

Friday, July 22, 2016

Jumping dolphins!


Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog today, you can find the info HERE.
                           Till next time, Anja

Saturday, July 16, 2016

C4C 345, sketch challenge!


Sketch challenge over at the CRAZIES. It makes it easier to design a card, just follow the sketch.
One of my many crafting plans is to use my designer paper, lol, I have a whole bunch of the mini pads.....such nice papers....but hardly use them. I don't think I ever have enough time to use it all up...
But I did for the sketch, the flower is Penny black,  coloured with pencils and I put some crystal effect on top, sentiment from Just Rite.
                                           Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, July 15, 2016

Day 11, another flower!

For the colour challenge, another Altenew flower with watercolours and a die
         Hope you like it! Happy crafting, Anja

Tulip Birthday Card!


Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog today, you can find the details HERE
                   Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Day 10 for the challenge!


Day 10....I am falling a bit behind on the colouring challenge, no big deal, good thing there are no rules, lol. You can find the challenge HERE
I heat embossed the flowers and used some watercolours on them.
                                    Hope  you like it! Till next time, Anja

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Just some colouring, no card for Day 8


Day 8, I did colour this Rosewood rose again with my Derwent colorsoft pencils, no time to make it into a card, hopefully soon....You can find the challenge HERE
The mess in my craft room is so big, I might have to clean up first before I can even find anything....
                                         Thanks for looking, Anja

Monday, July 11, 2016

Day 7, a little bit of colouring....


Day 7 of the 30 day color challenge, you can find it HERE.
I missed yesterday...and had plans to post early today, well, that did not happen but I did colour a little bit. The flower is part of a Magnolia stamp, coloured with pencils, and cut out. The background is watercolour paper with some yellow brusho's. When it was still a bit wet, I stamped the Altenew leaves with forest moss distress ink, and because the paper was still wet, you get a bit of the watercolour look. The sentiment was cut with the Silhouette.
                                       Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Day 5, pencils on black cardstock....


Happy Saturday! Some simple colouring today for the COLOR CHALLENGE, I have used pencils on black cardstock with some crystal effects on top. The derwent coloursoft pencils go on very easy on the black but the picture is not showing that all so well....
If you are looking for the CRAZIES card.....I posted that here on my blog a couple days ago as I used it for this challenge... I am trying to stay on top on all the things I want to do, lol, but sometimes Real Life messes that up, you can all probably relate to that! Oh well, such is life!
                                    Hope you get some crafty time! Till next time, Anja

Friday, July 8, 2016

Day 4, botanical garden!


Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog and Day 4 of the colouring challenge, you can find the challenge HERE. As you can tell, I love flowers!!
                                        Hope to be back tomorrow! Have a great day, Anja

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Day 3, For you!


Day 3 of the colour challenge....you can find the info HERE.
I used my Derwent colour soft pencils again to colour this rose from Rosewood, such a beautiful stampstamp, embossing folder from Anna Griffith, sentiment from Just Rite, die from Nellie Snellen.
I added some stickles to the rose, have to  have some sparkle, lol.
Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Color burst and brusho background for Day 2!


Day 2 of the colour challenge, you can find it HERE, I had fun playing with color burst and brusho powders. The flower is a Impression Obsession stamp and the sentiment from Stampendous, and see I messed up my black Viva dots....
I used the Misti to stamp the flower and versafine black, so nice that you can ink up different times till you like it and always in the same spot!!
The frame is from Nellie Snellen. Hope you like it! 
                                       Till next time, Anja

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Off to a good start...


Day 1 of the colouring challenge and I even finished the card, so I am off to a good start. I have a whole pile of stamped images ready to be coloured so that I can stay on track!
This stamp is from Penny Black, I coloured it with Derwent coloursoft pencils in the colours as they show on the package, sentiment from My Favorite Things, die from Nellie Snellen. I added some stickles and Viva pearl dots.
You can find the challenge HERE
                         Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Joining the colouring fun!


 
On July 5th there is a new challenge starting, all about taking some time to colour every day.....no stress, nothing that needs to be done, just taking some time for yourself ,  even if it's only 5 minutes a day. Sounds good, right? I think it's a great idea and I am planning to do this!
You can check it out and join too! You can find all the info HERE
There really are no rules, all about enjoying to colour with whatever medium you like!
Hope to be able to post something every day for the next month......now that might be the real challenge, lol!
                                                     Till next time, Anja

Saturday, July 2, 2016

C4C343, lighthouses!


Happy Saturday! It's challlenge time over at the CRAZIES, this time you are asked to use a light house, you can find all the details HERE
It took me a while to colour this card, with derwent colorsoft pencils, the stamp is from Flourishes, but I made the scenery bigger by adding some hills and the rocks (stampscape) on the front, I also added some lines to make more water. At last I added the reeds and the seagull on the pole.
Sentiment is from Impression . A friend retired this week, so I gave the card to him.
                                             Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, July 1, 2016

Clean and simple Hello card


Happy Canada Day! My card today for the SGD blog, not using any red and white but keeping it very simple. You can check it out HERE.
                                                               Till next time, Anja

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Buttefly challenge, C4C342

Happy Saturday! Challenge time over at the Crazies, use a butterfly as your main focus!
Love butterflies! I used my Cameo to cut the circle and the butterfly, some punches for the greenery. Background is watercoloured.Script stamped over butterfly and some crystal effects.
Our home pc is soooo slow.....doing this from my phone.... Here is the link to the challenge:
www.crazy4challenges.blogspot.com
       Till next time, Anja

Friday, June 24, 2016

From butterfly to flower!



Happy Friday! It was so much fun to create this card....I am sharing it today on the SGD blog.
You can find the details HERE , it's a butterfly stamp......and you'll see a flower!
                                     Till next time, Anja

Friday, June 17, 2016

Masculine sunset!


Happy Friday! Here is my card for the SGD blog today, you can find the details HERE
                                  Till next time, Anja.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Colourburst and a stencil...


Since I have been looking for some lost things in my craft room( still can't find what I am looking for) I came across some stencils I cut with the Silhouette...
My colour bursts were on my desk too so I started to play with them together and this is the result.
Love the effect! Turned the panel into this quick card, sentiment from Just Rite, border die from Joy Craft.
                                      Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Saturday, June 11, 2016

C4C340, 0ne for the men!


Time to make a card for the men in your life, the challenge over at the CRAZIES is masculine!
With Father's Day around the corner, it is perfect timing. I found this cut out at the Silhouette, coloured the sun and the boat with markers and made a background with distress inks. Sentiment from Just Rite.
Matted it on navy and voila, all done! Check out what the other design team members have created, get inspired and join us if you like! Have fun!
                                    Till next time, Anja

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Elegance in motion!


Happy Friday! Here is my card for the SGD blog today, you can find all the details HERE.
                                        Till next time, Anja

Saturday, June 4, 2016

c4C339, put a flower on!


Happy Saturday! Time for another challenge over at the CRAZIES. Love this one, put a flower on!!
I love flowers, and I got this beautiful peony from Altenew, coloured with watercolours. Fussy cut and paired up with some blue and purple. Sentiment from my stash.
The leaves are done with a variety of punches and dies (Marianne Design).
                        Hope you join us! Have a great day, Anja

Friday, June 3, 2016

Cosmo flowers


Happy Friday! Here is my card for the SGD blog, you can find all the details HERE.
                                      Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Thank you card for C4C338.


It's Saturday,  a very hot day here in Ontario!! Today the challenge over at the CRAZIES is to make a (teacher) thank you card. Our kids are now all adults, I can't believe it myself while I am writing this, so I made a "normal" thank you card. For the background I used the Kuretake watercolours and I cut out the oval with a nestabilitie. The poppy is from Impression Obsession, heat embossed in this red colour.
Part of the flowers are cut out to fit over the oval. Love those watercolours, they are sooo rich in colour!
                                         Till next time, Anja
                                        

Friday, May 27, 2016

Happy Father's Day!


Happy Friday! Here is my card for the SGD blog today, you can read all about it HERE.
                                    Till next time, Anja

Saturday, May 21, 2016

C4C337, sketch challenge!


Sketch challenge time over at the CRAZIES. You can find all the info HERE. My computer is acting up...having trouble getting this post up and going.
Anyhow, about the card...I got the idea at a card class and used it in a different way here. You stamp the poppies (IO) on the vellum and heat emboss them, they are coloured from the back with tombos and a blender pen. Sentiment from Just Rite, some more vellum and shiny cardstock.
                       Hope you like it! I love a good card sketch! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, May 14, 2016

C4C336, white flower!


It is challenge time over at the CRAZIES, this time we are asked to use a white flower on your card, you can find the details HERE.
I used a Penny Black stamp. heat embossed it in white on watercolour paper, then I added some liquid metal purple colour burst and some regular purple colour burst. Added more water, dabbed it up, sprayed a little more....till I liked it, or actually till I could still see the flower lol. I then stamped a script stamp lightly over it and added the sentiment. It was fun play time!
                                         Till next time, Anja

Friday, May 13, 2016

Clover foliage!


Happy Friday! I have been playing with this new stamp from Impression Obsession, clover foliage.
This is my card for the SGD blog today, you can hop over HERE and read all about it.
                                                Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, May 7, 2016

C4C335, emerald green


Good Morning! Seeing lots of emerald green today in our challenge over at the CRAZIES.
You can find it HERE.
I made a panel with Brusho emerald green and let it dry overnight, the next day I stamped this Magenta flower on it and embossed it with a pearl deep blue embossing powder. 
Sentiment is from Just Rite. There is a thin strip of mirri board in green along the panel, and the cream left side is popped up over the green side.
                                        Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, May 6, 2016

To a special Friend!


Happy Friday! Here my card today for the SGD blog, you can find it HERE.
                                   Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, April 23, 2016

C4C333, Spring Flowers!


Happy Saturday! April showers bring May flowers, but at the CRAZIES we would like us to us some flowers here in April. You can find the challenge HERE.
I got this cute stencil with the flowers and I taped it to a piece of watercolour paper.
With a sponge I put on some distress inks, peeled paint, dusty concord and faded jeans, spritzed with water, dabbed some up, sprinkled some brusho powder through the flower part, more pearalized water, more dabbing. The perfect pearls in the water will give you a nice shine.
After it was dry, I took the stencil away, added the script and  some sponging. I also went around the flowers with a fine tip black pen to get back some of the detail. Sentiment from Altenew.
                                          Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, April 22, 2016

Color burst and Penny Black!


Happy Friday! Here is my card for the SGD blog today, you can find the details HERE.
                                 Till next time, Anja

Saturday, April 16, 2016

C4C332, sketch challenge

Happy Saturday! Sketch challenge at the Crazies! Check it out :
www.crazy4challenges.blogspot.com
Have a great day, Anja


Friday, April 15, 2016

Bejewelled Penny Black flowers


Happy Friday! Here my card with Penny Black flowers for the SGD blog today, you can check it out HERE.
                                                         Happy crafting, Anja

Saturday, April 9, 2016

C4C331, glitter and paste

Here my card for the Crazies, challenge is to use glitter after you use a stencil with some sort of paste.
You can go here and read all about it
www.crazy4challenges.blogspot.com
I am posting from my phone,  hope all will go as planned. I cut the sentiment and branches with the cameo, flowers from punch.
              Till next time, Anja

Friday, April 8, 2016

Vellum and markers


Happy Friday! This is my card for the SGD blog today, you can find all the info HERE.
                                                    Till next time, Anja

Saturday, April 2, 2016

C4C330, baby animals!

Happy Saturday! Challenge time over at the CRAZIES. All about baby animals.....I live on a farm and we are in the middle of lambing.... Lots of cute  baby lambs!
I did struggle to make this card, not sure if I really like it. Background done with leaf freen brushos, lambs from the Cameo and sentiment from Paper Smooches. 
                Happy crafting, till next time, Anja

Friday, April 1, 2016

Quick and easy shimmer sheetz card


Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog today, sorry, last week the link did not work, hopefully today it will, you can find the details HERE.
                                                  Have a great day, Anja

Friday, March 25, 2016

Hero Arts Flowers


Happy Friday! I missed blogging for the past two weeks.....we went on an unexpected trip to see my family!
But today I am back with a card for the SGD blog,  you can check it out HERE.
                                             Till next time, Anja

Saturday, March 5, 2016

C4C326, all about the umbrella!


Happy Saturday! Time for another challenge over at the CRAZIES, March is National Umbrella Month......I did not know this, lol. So the challenge is to do something with an umbrella...I did not have much stamping time this week,but yesterday I went to my little card class and we made this card...perfect timing for me! SoI did not design this card myself.
Stamps from Penny Black, coloured with Prismacolour pencils, borderdie from Joy Craft.
                      This card saved the day for me. Till next time, Anja