Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Purple Magenta flowers


This card didn't turn out the way I planned it.
Not at all, but I did finish it. After I had watercoloured the image
with Tombo markers, I put some twinkling H2O's on top, then the silver beads with some Stickles.
I like it but it's not my favourite, oh well, they cann't be all masterpieces,LOL!!!
I haven't used sage shadow in ages so maybe that's why, I don't know, it's done and I'll move on to the next card.
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day and lots of fun tonight, Anja
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Deze kaart is niet helemaal geworden als ik gepland had.
De bloemen zijn gekleurd met Tombo markers en de aqua pen, zilveren mini kraaltjes in
het midden van de bloemen met een beetje Stickles erover heen, in echt glittert het leuk.
Ik heb de kaart afgemaakt, vind hem een beetje leuk, nou ja, het kunnen ook niet allemaal
meesterwerken zijn, grapje!!
Een fijne dag en een prettige jaarwisseling, tot volgend jaar, Anja

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

MOJO67


For this challenge I have made a birthday card for a girl.
You can find the challenge here, www.poeticartistry.com
The image is from Rachelle Anne Miller, after I had stamped it on watercolour paper, I used my Tombo markers and aqua painter pen to colour the image.
A little bit of paperpiercing on the left side, some purple Stickles, a piece of ribbon from Michaels, Nestabilities and the sentiment is from CTMH.
Thanks for looking and have a good day, Anja
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Deze kaart is voor de challenge van www.poeticartistry.com
De stempel is van Rachelle Anne Miller, die heb ik onderlaast in Holland gekocht.
Het is gekleurd met Tombo markers en een aqua pen. Aan de linkerkant van het groene stukje heb ik een randje paperpiercing gedaan, lintje, stickles, Happy Birthday van Close to my Heart en Nestbilities.
Bedankt voor het kijken en een fijne dag gewenst, Anja

Monday, December 29, 2008

Another one


This card is almost the same as the previous one. Those Nestabilities are so nice, I had to use them again.
So there isn't a lot to tell about this card, I am almost done with cleaning up and then I hope to get some time to stamp.
Have a good day and thanks for looking, Anja
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Deze kaart is bijna hetzelfde als de vorige. Deze Nestabilities zijn zo ontzettend leuk, ik moest ze
gewoon weer gebruiken.
Heb dus niets nieuws te vertellen over deze kaart, ben bijna klaar met opruimen en dan hoop ik nog even te gaan stampen.
Prettige dag gewenst en bedankt voor het kijken, Anja

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A card for my sister



Today my sister and her husband went home.
We had such a nice time together and I am sad now that it's over.
But I guess, that's life.
Yesterday I made this card to thank them for coming.
I had to take a picture outside because the light was no good.
It's a simple card and it sparkles IRL because I put some stickles on the white embossed leaves.
Hope to be back soon to share some cards with you, have a nice day, Anja
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Vandaag zijn mijn zus en haar man naar huis gegaan.
We hebben het ontzettend leuk gehad en ik vind afscheid nemen nooit leuk, maar ja het hoort erbij.
Gisteren heb ik dit bedankkaartje voor ze gemaakt. Het is heel simpel en het glittert in het echt leuk, de blaadjes zijn geembossed in het wit en daar heb ik wat glitter lijm overheen gedaan.
Hopelijk heb ik snel weer wat kaarten om te laten zien, fijne dag gewenst, Anja

Monday, December 22, 2008

Embossed roses


A quick post for today, I am getting ready for my guests.
My sister and her husband from Holland are spending Christmas with us this year so I am very excited!
This card is for a 55th anniversary.
The background is done with the CB swirls embossing folder.
The sentiment is from CTMH.
Hope you have a wonderful day, enjoy the snow, Anja
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Even een snelle post vandaag, ik ben aan het opruimen voordat onze gasten komen.
Mijn zus en haar man vieren Kerstmis bij ons dit jaar, daar zijn we erg blij mee.
Deze kaart is voor een 55 jarig huwelijk.
De achtergrond heb ik door de CB gedaan met de swirls. De rozen zijn embossed in goud.
Fijne dag, wij hebben hier al 2 sneeuwstormen gehad de afgelopen dagen en de volgende is op komst. De tuin lijkt wel een maan landschap. Nu schijnt de zon, geen wind, klaar voor de volgende storm. Groetjes, Anja

Saturday, December 20, 2008

TECC47



Yesterday I had some stamping time!!
I had cleaned up my space and, with the help of my youngest son,
all those scraps were put away. The kids were excited with the snow day so they started their Christmas break early.
Anyway I had some time and I tried the sketch from Taylor,
Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Anja
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Gisteren had ik tijd om te stampen
Mijn rommel was opgeruimd met de hulp van mijn jongste zoon.
De kinderen waren blij met de sneeuw dag, zo de kerstvakantie kon beginnen.
De sketch komt van Taylor, www.tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com
Hoop dat je de kaart leuk vindt, bedankt voor het kijken en een fijne dag gewenst, Anja

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

One more Christmas card



One more Christmas card to share, from this one I made a whole pile, and I am still short a few.....

Hope you like it, have a good day, Anja


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I am still here........



I am still here and so is my cold trying hard to get over it.
But I do have a card to share, a very simple one.
I need a blanc card and this is what I made.
The roses are coloured with twinkling H2O's and the sparkle nice IRL,
hard to see in the picture.
Tonight I am hoping to finish my last Christmas cards, I ended up making the ones I have shared with you before, nothing exciting.
Hope you have a good day and thanks for stopping by, Anja
Ik ben er nog, ook mijn verkoudheid, het wil niet over gaan.
Maar ik heb een kaart gemaakt, een hele simpele.
Ik heb een blanke kaart nodig en dit is wat ik ervan gemaakt heb.
De rozen zijn gekleurd met twinkling H2O's en in het echt glinsteren ze mooi.
Vanavond hoop ik de laatste kerstkaarten af te krijgen. Niets nieuws, want die had ik hier al op gezet.
Fijne dag en bedankt voor het kijken, Anja

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A nasty cold....

So sorry, I have nothing new to share with you.
I got this nasty cold and I don't have extra energy to go to my stamp room.
I didn't share many Christmas cards either, not because I don't want to show them, it's way worse..............I didn't make them............
So hopefully things will get better soon, my to do list is growing every day.
Hope you are all having a good day, Anja


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Anniversary card


I seem to be sticking to the same colours these days. But I did a bow, and I do like it, usually when I try to make a bow, I never like it so I just make a double knot. And even that can be hard sometimes.
The black piece had the dots from the CB embossing folder, I was thinking of putting some stickles on the flowers but I didn't do it.
I put the little dots on the bottom instead.
Those new Nestabilities are really nice if you can get your hands on them.
Have a good day and thanks for looking, Anja
De laatste tijd gebruik ik steeds dezelfde kleuren. Maar deze kaart heeft wel een strikje, eentje die goed gelukt is, meestal lukken ze niet en doe ik maar gewoon een dubbele knoop en zelfs dat lukt niet altijd.
Het zwarte stukje papier heb ik door de CB gedaan met de dots embossing folder.
Eerst wilde ik stickles op de bloemen doen maar dat heb ik niet gedaan. In plaats daarvan heb ik de 3 zilveren dots gedaan.
De nieuwe Nestabilities zijn erg leuk alleen moeilijk te vinden, ze zijn overal uitverkocht.
Fijne dag en bedankt voor het kijken, Anja

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Almost the same card.......



This is a card I made Tuesday morning, I didn't have a lot of time so I used the same layout and colours as the previous card and I dried the stickles with the heater in our car. Don't worry, my husband was driving.
The image is coloured with twinkling H2O's and Tombo markers, same as the other card.
Hope to have something new to share with you soon, thanks, Anja

Monday, December 1, 2008

Same card, different colours



This morning I had some stamping time with friends. Lots of fun!
I made 9 of those cards, and I am not even close to being ready with my Christmas cards.
I have made this card before with different papers and colours so nothing new to share today.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Get well soon card


This card is for a friend who had surgery last week.
I have coloured the flowers with twinkling H2O's, Tombo markers and some stickles.
Simple and quick, flowers and bling, all done.
Have a wonderful Sunday, Anja

Deze kaart is voor een vriendin die vorige week geopereerd is.
De bloemen zijn gekleurd met twinkling H2O's, tombo stiften en een beetje stickles. Simpel en snel, bloemen en bling, zo klaar.
Fijne zondag en bedankt voor het kijken, Anja

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Not a good picture



The picture for this card didn't turn out good, it is too late in the afternoon ,
I think. It's a card for an engagement and IRL it really sparkles, and the black ribbon is nice but if I look at this picture I don't like it.
There are stickles on the flowers.
Oh well, good thing it's not the other way around.
Maybe I'll try again tomorrow, have a nice evening and thanks for looking, Anja
De foto van deze kaart is niet zo goed, ik denk dat het al te laat in de middag is. Het is een kaart voor een verloving en "in het echt" glittert tie en is het zwarte lintje gewoon goed , als ik naar deze foto kijk vind ik de kaart helemaal niet mooi.
Nou ja, gelukkig is het niet andersom. Misschien probeer ik het morgen nog een keer.
Fijne avond en bedankt voor het kijken, Anja

Friday, November 28, 2008

Soft, cool colours for SC 204

This is the card I have made for Sketch challenge 204 from Splitcoast.
Soft colours, makes me think of spring but we are far away from that.
I really like the card, hope you do too.
There are some crystal stickles in the middle of the flowers but it's hard to see in the picture. I have a busy day ahead so this is a short post. Have a good day and thanks for looking, Anja



Thursday, November 27, 2008

Embossed trees


First of all if you're American, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Enjoy this special day!
Here it's a regular day.
I need a masculine birthday card and this is all I can think of.
has some nice embossed trees in some of her cards with 2 colours and I thought I was gonna try that.......it is easy to do and it really turns out nice......you just have to keep the 2 colours apart and not use the same tray if you haven't emptied it yet.
I didn't do that so I ended up with 2 colours mixed, copper and brown, so when I finally decided I wanted my trees embossed on the kiwi kiss paper I used this mix. It took me a while to make the card, and I still think there is something missing or maybe there is too much green on the card. Anyway it is as it is and this card will be in the mail tomorrow.
Hope to be back soon to share another card, thanks for looking, Anja

Monday, November 24, 2008

Two similar cards


Two very similar cards today,
same colours, same idea.
I have used my CB borders along the side with some liquid pearls on top.
Both of those cards need to go in the mail today......
since I made them in time I better get at it.
My friend and I are making a hot lunch today for
3 "old" Dutch ladies, I don't think they visit my blog, they probably don't like it when we call them old. Anyway we did this last year and had a great time, so I am taking a turn today.
It's amazing what you can learn from those ladies who went through so much and came to Canada when immigrating meant, you were probably never gonna see your family again, no email and such things.
So I am off to the kitchen to prepare some things, have a nice day and thanks for looking,Anja




Sunday, November 23, 2008

Another old favourite



I needed a baby girl card and didn't have one in my stash so I quickly made this card. The picture isn't the greatest, sorry, it's getting dark so early, hard to take good pictures.
This card is cased, but I don't remember who to give credit, it's been a while I made this sketch, and I probably have used it , but never taken a picture.
So it was quick and easy and pink!! Perfect for a baby girl.
I am working on another card, I will post it tomorrow, have a wonderful day and thanks for looking, Anja

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Two challenges....ssnotime62 and WSC67.




Today I have two cards to share with you, the one is from yesterday but it was too late to take a picture.
The baby card is done for the challenge from Sharon, you had to stamp on ribbon, check it out at
I had never stamped on ribbon other than the twill ribbon, so I have learned something new,
it goes really well if you use Stazon.
Since I didn't want to use black in a baby card, I used this blue and worked with it.
I even tried a little bit of paper piercing with the little shirt.
The birthday card is done for Beate's weekend challenge, http://www.beatesblog.splitcoaststampers.com/, I just love this SU stampset Upsy Daisy. The colours are old olive, riding red hood and so saffron. I had to add something sparkling and it had to be the right colour.....all I had was those green little Hero flowers, I think the stamp is made to put
the sentiment in the right top corner but that was not the sketch. I also put a little bit of Chrystal stickles on the flowers, just enough to make it sparkle.
It is snowing here again so I am not going anywhere other than my kitchen and hopefully my stamproom and I am quite content that way, have a nice day and thanks for looking, Anja

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A week without stamping.......



No stamping for a week, wow, I am a bad blogger!!
But I did get 32 pages of scrapbooking done and I am very happy about that.
So after cleaning up from the scrapbook weekend, I finally made a card today.
I have combined CC 192 and Beate's sketch from last week.
The flower stamp is from Hero and the sentiment from SU.
I am pleased with this card, hope that I didn't lose all of you!
Planning to be back tomorrow, have a great evening, Anja

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Baja breeze and old olive


Here is my card for today, I was playing with some colour combo's and came up with baja breeze and olive, I am sure I am not the first one to do this but I like the colours together.
French script is stamped on the background, the flowers in olive and I have coloured the centre with a silver stardust pen.
A MS butterfly and some bling under the sentiment, a ribbon and all done.
I will not be posting till Monday as I am leaving tomorrow morning for our scrapbook weekend, I am so excited!!
Tonight we are going to see Allan Jackson and our corn is off, believe me,
those 2 things make my DH really happy.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nothing new to share



This is a hectic week at my house and that means not a lot of stamping time, and I am going away for the weekend with the ladies from church, a scrapbookweekend, as you can tell, all about me.........
So I am sharing a card with you that I have made a while ago, flowers, olive green and pink, the ribbon looks way better IRL.
This is a quick and easy card to make, hope you like it, have a great day, Anja

Monday, November 10, 2008

Just a simple card



The card I am sharing with you today is a simple sympathy card with the new kiwi kiss and black.
You will not believe how long it took to make it.........one of those cards, you start with one thing and then try something else, you end up with a mess in your space and if you're lucky your card will be done, now I should make a few more of those to make up for the lost time. I think it will be nice in a different colour combo too.
My plan was to make a card with Taylor's challenge, www.tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com
but my stamp time is over for today, maybe tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good day, Anja

Saturday, November 8, 2008

VSHR5, please turn your head!




Sketch challenge number 5 , I cann't get the picture up right,grrrrrrrr
It is the right way in the VSHR gallery, hope that helps.
This one is for Julee, she really inspires me!!!
The dp is Basic Grey, SU chocolate chip and kiwi kiss
and the stampset is from VERVE.
Have a good night and thanks for looking, Anja

VSHR4, pink, kiwi and riding red hood.




For this card I have used the new in colours from SU, the new pink, kiwi and riding red hood. I made 2 cards like this and the other one had fake stitching around the flowers but I have sent it away already and the computer wouldn't take the memory card from my one camera.............grrrr,

so I made another picture with my Rebel and the computer was being nice to me. Anyway, enough complaining, when I looked for a colour combo at SCS I never thought I would put those colours together but I love it.

The bird is a Martha Stewart punch and the saying is from VERVE stamps!!

Now I am off to my kitchen and start dinner preparations, we are having company tonight, then some cleaning and while I am doing that I can think about sketch number 5.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, November 7, 2008

VSHR3, the third Verve sketch



The third sketch already, too much fun!
For this sketch I have used a cute stamp from snag 'm stamps and coloured the image with twinkling H2O's and a little bit of stickles.
The sentiment is from Verve stamps.
I am happy with this card, love this colour combo.
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja

Thursday, November 6, 2008

VSHR2




For the second sketch from Julee, www.poetricartistry.blogspot.com,

I used one of my old favourite SU stamps, coloured on it with markers.

There are some crystal Stickles on the flowers, the picture doesn't do the card justice but I cann't seem to get a better one.

I have to run for an appointment, thanks for looking, Anja

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

VSHR1, another challenge!!


Another Christmas card, this is the first year I have made so many different designs, usually I pick one or two and work with them.
This one is done with a really old SU set, I think it is called Holiday Peace, but I am not sure, for the challenge from Julee, VSHR1, check it out
The dp is from Basic Grey, artichoke and bravo burgundy from SU.
It's a quick and simple card, I like it, around the scalloped circle I have used liquid pearls.
Thanks for looking, Anja

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mojo Monday challenge #59



Another nice sketch from Julee, she is posting a ton of fun stuff,
I am convinced now that there is not enough time in a day!!
For this card I used some flowers I bought a while ago, the pink came from my stash and the celery piece is done with the CB dots, sentiment from SU, some black ribbon, silver brads and stickles, easy pie.
The funky circles/flowers are from a really cheap set I found at Walmart.
I love this colour combo and the sketch is for one you want to save.
Thanks for looking and have a good day, Anja

Beate's weekend challenge,WSC64



This card is done for Beate's weekend challenge, you can look it up at
She also posted another challenge today, looks like fun too.
I am hoping for some time to stamp today.
The snowflake is a CB cut and emboss die, really easy to do.
Sentiment from SU and the rest is pretty basic and probably done before.
It is a fairly simple card to make so I might make a couple more.
Is it just me, that I always think that there will be enough time??
Oh well, the good thing is that there is never a boring moment!
The weather is beautiful again, so while I go for a walk I can think about the next card.
Hope to share it later with you, have a wonderful day, Anja

Monday, November 3, 2008

A fall card with buttons, ssnotime59




For the challenge from Sharon at http://www.notimetostamp.blogspot.com/

you had to make a fall card with buttons.

This is my take on it.

I also did a sympathy card like this one, without the buttons and gold stickles on the leaves.

You cann't really see the stickles in the picture but they blend in

nicely with the gold cord through the buttons.

The weather is so nice now, after all that rain we had last night and today.

Let's enjoy it while we can, before we know the snow will be flying again, thanks for looking and have a good day, Anja

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Quick baby card



Last night I did realize that I needed a baby boy card for church this morning, so I quickly made this one.
I am sure something like this is been done before, but I do like how it turned out and I am planning to make another one with celery and barely banana so that it can be for boy or girl.
The fall card is still in pieces......it just isn't working for me, oh well,
we are going for a walk to enjoy the nice weather.
Hope you get a change too, thanks, Anja

Saturday, November 1, 2008

An old favourite

Today I am sharing this card with you, I have made it a long time ago but since I wasn't a blogger then I have never shared it.
I still like it and I actually made another one today.
My "new" card for today is still in pieces on my desk........
hopefully I can finish it soon.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, Anja



Friday, October 31, 2008

Sketch challenge 200


My second card for today, this is for SC 200.
I love this set Pocket silhouettes, and I am happy with the card.
It's simple and I had it done in no time, mind you, I did think about what colours I was gonna use and stuff like that while I was cleaning.
Now it's time to open the boxes with Halloween candy and make some bags, as long as they are closed I can leave them alone but once they are open........
Have a nice day and thanks for looking, Anja

Last time..........



I gave this card one more try and that will be it, I just wasn't happy with the result and the previous picture was awful so I did remove it.
I have added a white layer to make it more pop and put red and silver stickles on the tree. The picture is a lot better.
Now I am gonna try to make a flower card with the sketch challenge from Splitcoast, so I hope to be back later.
Happy Halloween, Anja

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The fall card



Fall card

This morning I have a nice fall card to share but my computer won't read my memory card.
How frustrating!!
Maybe because it doesn't look like fall at all outside, there is snow on the ground and still more to come.
Some trees still have their leaves and the sun is just coming out, I better take some pictures.
Hope to be back to post the card, have a good day, Anja

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Lily and Milo card



When I was in Holland I bought a couple of the images from
Rachelle Anne Miller, something completely different for me.
This is my first card with them, I coloured the image with regular pencils and Gamsol. I have added some bling, ribbon, a CB border with buttons, the scalloped border and a Nestabilitie diecut.
What can I say? The card is done and I probably have to learn a lot to make these stamps work for me.
I need to make a thank you card so I better give that a try.
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Cuttlebug card



This card has no stamping on it, there is a verse on the inside but nothing stamped on the outside.
It is all cuttlebug, my friend has this CB set.
Some yellow stickles on the candles , 2 silver brads, some ribbon and that's it.
I think this is a cute card for my nephew.
Enjoy your day and thanks for looking, Anja

Monday, October 27, 2008

More Christmas cards




Today was a fun day!
My friend Jeannette came over and we had some shopping time and some stamping time.
It cann't get any better than that!
I am not sure about the one with the Christmas tree, maybe it needs "something" but I cann't figure out what.
I was planning to keep my Christmas cards simple this year, after all, it is the thought that counts.
Diner is in the oven so I don't have a lot of time, thanks for looking and have a great evening, Anja

Saturday, October 25, 2008

No fall card but 2 Christmas cards


The fall card didn't turn out like I wanted so I have put it aside and pulled out some of my Christmas stamps.
The one with the tree (Sizzix die) is my favourite,
I don't know if you can see the silver stickles but I really like it and it was not too much work.
The picture of the snowflake one is not so good,
I did put some crystal stickles on the image which looks a lot better IRL.
It is good to be back in my stamping space and I did realize it is about time to start my Christmas cards.........I am sure all of you are way ahead of me!
Hopefully I get some time to finish the fall card, thanks for looking and have a great weekend, Anja



Thursday, October 23, 2008

Home again........

I am back home!!!! It was really good to see my family and friends, the workshop was a lot of fun, the weather was nice.........my son and I were both sick for 2 days, that wasn't fun at all, but it was still a good trip. I hate saying goodbye to my family in Holland but I did miss "my men" at home, I guess that's part of life when you immigrate.
Today I had a little stamping time, hope to post it tomorrow because I want to change something, not quite happy as it is now. I was inspired by the beautiful fall colours!!
So I am still alive and very happy to be home again.
Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by, Anja



Monday, October 6, 2008

The new SU colours

I have spent my Saturday helping out at the church with a Youth Group fundraiser, teaching 4 different cards, having lots of fun, what a good way to spend National Cardmaking Day.
This card I made yesterday, playing with some of the new SU in colours.
Lots of fun too.
This card is for my niece, who is spending a year in China to go to the university there.
On Wednesday I am leaving to go see my family in Holland and I am also teaching a workshop for my sisters and their friends.
I am really excited about that, wouldn't it be nice to get my travel expenses covered??
I don't think that will happen but family time is price less!!
So I won't be posting any cards for about 2 weeks, I hope you girls come back to visit my blog, have a good day, Anja


Monday, September 29, 2008

Completely cased

This card is completely cased, Wendy Janson designed it.
I think it is a beautiful card, it's with the new baja breeze and grey.
Simple and elegant, thanks for looking, Anja

Simple thank you card


Some girls have said to me, you have put on a counter, now don't forget to put on your cards..........and they are right, so here is one of my latest creations.
I am busy working on different projects but I cann't show them yet, I am preparing cards for my church for a fundraiser on Saturday and 4 different cards for a workshop I am doing in Holland. Don't think I get my travel expenses covered, lol!
This one is for a friend, a got this set just now and had to use it.
Bravo burgundy and mellow moss, 2 scored lines along the bottom and I did punch some holes in the scalloped edge but it's hard to see in the picture.
I promise to be back soon with more cards, have a great day, Anja

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More sparkling flowers and a pin


My dear sister asked me for some blanc cards and since I am going to see her in a little over 2 weeks I am happily making her some cards.
The flower stamp is from a friend, it's on my wish list, and has some
stickles on it, another home made pin, ribbon and that's it.
When I was putting the card together I realized that I have used another shade of purple in the ink, o well, it still turned out okay.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking, Anja

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Just nosey......

I am just nosey.........I have put an a counter thing!
Please come by to visit often, thanks Anja


Taylor's cupcake challenge,TECC34

If you go over to Taylor's blog, www.tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com,
you can see her beautiful work and her
awesome sketch challenges.
For TECC34 I made this card, when I was leaving her a comment that I had made a card for this I realized how I really did stick to the sketch.
The dp is from American Crafts, so saffron from SU and the red is from Hobby Lobby.
I put some stickles on the flowers in the bird, but it's hard to see in the picture, the fake stitches are done with a stamp from Close to my Heart, the bird is from Inkadinkadoo and the saying from Verve stamps.
I am happy with this colour combo, after all tomorrow fall will start.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking, Anja


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Butterflies in teal and turqoise

I am busy preparing cards for a group of ladies who are making cards for the foodbank. They plan a night and then like to make a pile of 3 different cards, that's where I come in, I am asked to do all the prep work.
This card is not all my own idea, a card similar to this one I had made at a workshop a while ago, I changed some things and added the scalloped circle with the sentiment. I think this card is perfect for the ladies to assemble that night. Hope they like it, I am happy with it, have a good evening and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A watercoloured frog, WSC57


As you can see, I have put the flowers aside, for now anyway......
This little frog is a single stamp from Magenta and is watercoloured with Tombo markers, I am not sure how well I like my watercolouring but it's done. On the wasabi green I have used a bubble stamp from Inkadinkadoo with versamark.
The sketch is from Beate, WSC57 but I was too late to post it.
She has a really nice blog www.beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com
This card is for my cousin, he'll be turning 7 soon.
Now I have to make sure I mail it in time, lol!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja