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

Monday, September 15, 2008

One more.............



Okay, one more card with a Hero flower and a home made pin.
I promise, I will move on, lol!
This one is coloured with Tombo markers and stickles on top, but you probably know that by now.
So I am not gonna say anything more, have a good day and thanks for looking, Anja

Sunday, September 14, 2008

More Hero flowers, a blanc card



I cann't get enough of those Hero arts flowers, this one is also coloured with Tombo markers and has stickles on top. The layout is from a challenge from
The pin I have made myself, an ordinairy sewing pin, metal glue and beads, so much fun to make and easy. For the stopper at the end I use an plastic earring thing, you know, so they don't fall out of your ear, don't know the word.
The punch is from Martha Stewart and there is no sentiment on the card, sometimes you need a card like that.
The ribbon is from Michaels, thanks for looking and have a wonderful Sunday, Anja

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I should know better.....SC 193.

I have been such a bad blogger, just couldn't find the time...excuses, excuses, you would think that by now I should know that if you just don't take the time you'll
never get a change to stamp.
And I miss it so much, not even funny.
So with that said, I am gonna try to be a better blogger. Because I want to.
Last night I looked up some of the challenges and they are on my work table now, this is for SC 193.
Hot pink and olive, don't know if I ever put those colours together before but it started with some pink scraps and the flower, which I made on Monday.
The idea of the ribbon and the brads is not my own, I saw it somewhere but don't remember where. The little sentiment from Morningstar is just the perfect size for the little oval.
There is some Stickles on the flower and I used my CB dots folder, I really enjoyed making this card, it is a real "Anja" card, that's what my DH says.
Thanks for stopping by and I would love it when you leave a comment, it means a lot to me,
enjoy your day, Anja

Monday, September 8, 2008

Birthday flowers

This morning I had so much fun stamping with friends.
It looks like life is back to normal, kind of, and we had a good time stamping.
On Saturday my favourite stamp store STAMPART in London had a lovely sale,
and I got some of those Hero arts flowers. If you know me, I love flowers so I couldn't resist.
No surprises here!
So this morning I just had fun with those new stamps, watercolour paper and my Tombo markers and then of course I had to finish at least one card this afternoon.
Simple and pretty basic, I like it, hope you do too, thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Anja

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Birthday card for my mom



Early this morning I made this card for my Mom's birthday tomorrow.
A while ago she gave me some corsage pins and beads from when I was a little girl,
couldn't believe she still had some and since I am always teasing her about keeping every thing.....she told me she wanted a card with a pin.
The stamp is from Rubber Stampede, I got it on our last trip for half price, I love a good deal.
I stamped it in chocolate chip and coloured the flowers with a pink stardust pen, a little bit of silver in the centre of the flowers, ribbon from Martha Stewart and a silver brad in the middle of the flower, CB dots folder and my home made pin. I hope she likes it.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for looking, Anja

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Back to "normal"....


Wow, it's been so long.......finally we are back to our routine, that's what I like to think.

This is a very simple, sympathy card, the first card I have made in a couple of weeks.

My stamp room is pretty organized and there is a new set on my table, hope to ink it up soon.

I am in the middle of making dinner so I better go watch my stove. Hope to be back soon to share a card or 2 and I am really looking forward to do some challenges. Enjoy your day, Anja.