Saturday, December 3, 2016

C4C365, following the star


Welcome to another challenge from the CRAZIES.
STAR – Stars decorate our Christmas Trees and also helped show where Jesus was laying in his Manger all those many years ago. So for our challenge this week we are using the word ‘STAR’ – incorporate something starting with each of the letters in the word
So here we go, I used S the silver background and silver embossing powder
                                    T teal bow and colorburst background
                                     A card made by ANJA, lol
                                    R the flower is a rose

Hope you get a change to check out what the other Design team members have created and play along if you can, Happy crafting, Anja

Thursday, December 1, 2016

New colourburst..... and Ranger enamel dots!

My card today for the SGD blog ! Colorful and easy! You can find the details here,

                Till next time, Anja

Saturday, November 26, 2016

C4C364, it's CAKE DAY!!


Did you know that today it is NATIONAL CAKE DAY!!! I did not know that there was such a thing but I am for sure liking it!! For the challenge today over at the CRAZIES, we are asked to put cake on our projects. 
For my card I cut the cake with the Silhouette and used some designer papers that I saved.....really trying to use what I have. Along the bottom I used the Martha Stewart heart punch, some twine, lots of Viva glitter and Viva pearl pens and a sentiment from Penny Black.
                                               Hope you like it! Enjoy Cake Day! Anja

Friday, November 25, 2016

Simple Altenew thank you


Happy Friday! This card is cased from the Altenew blog!! I love the simple layout and the single flower on the bottom, mine is coloured with prismacolour pencils. The flower is from this set HERE. Sentiment from Penny Black some bling out of my stash. The dots were added with a fine tip black marker....I could not resist, lol. In the new year when our new adventure starts, I ll be teaching a 4 card class with this Altenew set, it will be on the website soon , but I can tell you the date: January 18 at 1 PM, so stay tuned for more details
                                           Hope you get some crafting time too, Anja

Saturday, November 19, 2016

C4C363, sketch challenge!


Welcome to another challenge from Crazy 4 Challenges!
Since this is the third Saturday in the month, we have a sketch for you to follow along.
A baby card for me this time.....I realized that there is no stamping on it this time, lol. I used the star and a mini star embossing folder. nestabilities and the welcome baby is from the Cameo.
Some silver accents and stars, and voila the card was made.
Hope you'll have a change to play along! Till next time, Anja

Friday, November 18, 2016

Deer in the forest!


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

Saturday, November 12, 2016

C4C362,stitch or thread


Happy Saturday! Challenge time over at the CRAZIES.
We are asked to use stitches/thread on a card, in your stamps, dies, embellishments...anything....
I messed my stitches stamp , along the bottom, up when I was almost done...grr...so I covered it up with golden Viva dots, lol. The wreath is from the Cameo, background with brusho, sentiment from Just Rite. The cut out circle also has stitching around it, dies from Nellie Snellen.
                    Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Friday, November 11, 2016

Golden rose!


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

Friday, November 4, 2016

Fall Sympathy card.


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

Saturday, October 29, 2016

C4C360, fall hello!


It's Saturday, time for a challenge for the CRAZIES. This time we are asked to  make a card with your initials or with something that starts with you initials....I struggled with it, lol.
I think I found something...these flowers are Asters, my initial is an A and if that is not true, because I am really not good with the names of flowers, then the water is Aqua blue!!
There you have it!!
                                           Till next time, Anja

Friday, October 28, 2016

Quick masculine card!


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

Sunday, October 23, 2016

C4C359, bees or bugs!

Here my card for the Crazies..... It was supposed to be posted early Saturday  morning but that did not happen
Now I am on my phone, not so handy...edit and then it posted on the date I prepared my post grrrr
The challenge is to use bees or bugs on your card, I used dragonflies
Colorburst background.
Hope you like it,till next time, Anja

Friday, October 21, 2016

Feel better soon!



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

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sketch Challenge!


It's the third Saturday of the month and that  means SKETCH CHALLENGE over at the CRAZIES.
Love using sketches! I started by rubbing my versamark pad over a stencil and adding some pan pastels, when I thought I sprayed it with a sealer I actually sprayed it with tacky stuff......
That's when I decided to sprinkle on some gold glitter, since it was sticky anyway, and placed a piece of acetate on top! Really like this! Not sure if this is a technique or not, but I will be doing this more, lol!
Then I cut the piece in 4 pieces to follow along with the sketch. The stamps are from MFT, stamped on Nestabilities. 
                                            Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Opposite colours


It's Saturday, time for another challenge over at the CRAZIES. This time we are asked to use opposite colours of the colour wheel.....I had to look it up, lol!
My choice is yellow and purple and flowers.....what a surprise!
Haven't used any border punches forever, this one is Martha Stewart..hope you like it!
                                  Till next time, Anja

Friday, October 7, 2016

Merry Christmas!


Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog today, you can find the details HERE.
                            Happy Thanksgiving, Anja

Saturday, October 1, 2016

C4C356, forest scene

Happy Saturday! The challenge over at the CRAZIES today is to make a forest scene. For my card I have used a set from Altenew and a deer die from Memory Box. I stamped the trees by putting frayed burlap marker on my stamp and blend it out with a bit of water. Same for the grass and the leaves, I used peeled paint and forest moss. The blue is put down with a foam blending tool, tumbled glass is the colour. Did you see where I messed it up?? It's hard to be perfect, lol!
Today is National Card Making Day hope we all get some time to create a card today!
                                Till next time, Anja

Friday, September 30, 2016

Bamboo roses!


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

Friday, September 23, 2016

Simple Penny Black card!


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

Friday, September 16, 2016

Merry Christmas!


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

Friday, September 9, 2016

Flower Cascade!


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

Saturday, September 3, 2016

C4C352, no white after Labour Day!



Happy Saturday! Challenge time over at the CRAZIES, no white after Labour Day....did not know that that was a rule, lol! This was an easy and fun card to make!  I love white on white cards, they are usually just so elegant. For this card I used mirri board for the  leaves and the diecut. Flower is from Altenew, heat embossed on vellum. The strip on the left is perfect for keeping the vellum in place.
                                        Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, September 2, 2016

Quick and easy thank you card!


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

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