Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Maarten!


Our third son is a leap year baby! So since there is no 29th of February this year, we celebrated his 15th birthday yesterday. This is the card I made for him. All stamps are from Clear Dollar stamps, flying by and birthday wishes.
And I did some sewing on the top, with embroidery floss, the border along the bottom is from Martha Stewart.
I like how this card turned out, hope you like it too, have a great day, Anja

Saturday, February 26, 2011

On your special day...

This card didn't turn out as I had planned....it happens. But I wanted to finish it and this is the result. There is some crystal effects on the flowers of the frame, hard to see. The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations. I kept thinking that I should fill up the "white space" but nothing worked, so I left it. When I took a picture this morning, I decided to post it and try again,LOL!
The dp is from Serendipity. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Anja

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Something old, something new...

Whenever my inspiration is nowhere to be found, I go back to a real
"Anja" card, pink, green, flowers and bling, no surprises here, LOL!
I had a package of doilies on my desk and I think they work great on an elegant card.
The stampset is an old favourite from Stamping Up, the Art of Life.
The sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps.
Nothing really more to say about this card, hope you have a great day, Anja

Monday, February 21, 2011

Long time, not much stamping....

Since I don't seem to have any inspiration, deep sigh, I am showing you a card we are gonna make in the class on Wednesday at SGD.
Today I sat in my room, wasted a lot of paper and couldn't come up with anything, grrrrrrrr.
I do have to say that I am completeley ready for the class, and have 3 clean bathrooms!
See, there is always something positive!
I need a masculine card for this week so I "borrowed"this one for the class.
The sentiment is from Just Rite and the other stamps are Stampscapes.
Hope you all get to enjoy Family Day!
If you find my inspiration, please send it back quickly,LOL!
Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Masculine again.....

Another masculine card...that will be it for a while. I have used a new to me embossing folder from Sizzix and various stamps from my collection.
There isn't much else to say about this card. This card is not my favourite but well, that happens sometimes....
Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, February 12, 2011

More distressed backgrounds..


This picture doesn't do this card justice, just saying, it looks way better IRL.
It's a masculine get well card, as we all know masculine cards are not that easy to make.
Background is made again with Tim Holtz distress inks and the flowers and sentiment stamped in versafine brown. Nothing too complicated just another card for my box.
Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, February 11, 2011

Baby boy card with charm

Walking through some aisles at Michaels the other day while the boys were in a store next door, I really didn't need anything, I found those cute baby charms. Immediateley I was making a card in my head, LOL!
So here is the "hard copy"!
Some stickles on the little feet and a sentiment from Verve, all done.
Hope you are having a great day, thanks for looking, Anja

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Distress inks...


So here I am, haven't posted a card in almost a week and now I am showing you a card very similar to the one from 2 posts before.
Anyhow.....I sold that card and I needed a masculine birthday card yesterday and since we are going scrapbooking this weekend, I didn't have much time.
I have had some distress inks from Tim Holtz for a while but really didn't do anything with them, then I looked it up....and fell in love with those inks. They are so easy to play with, making backgrounds with the blending tool, love it!
Hope you have some time to craft today, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy 50th Birthday!

I am getting ahead of myself, posting a card for my sister who hasn't had her birthday yet, but I don't think she is checking my blog so keep your fingers crossed.
The stamps I have used are from Clear Dollar Stamps and the numbers from Just Rite, dp from my stash and of course ribbon, bling, stickles and Nestabilities. Did you see all the new Spellbinders coming out?? Way to dangerous, LOL!
Love the Spring feeling of this card, in the real world, it is still winter, cold and snow.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Brayered background

I have never felt like I have mastered the art of brayering....but today after I had talked to a friend about the wonderful things you can do with a brayer...I did ink mine up. Especially the Stampscapes stamps look wonderful on a brayered background, I think. So I guess this one isn't perfect either but I do like the card, it was hard to take a good picture of it, in the phototent the flash kept going off so I took it to the window. We survived another snowstorm today, we got lots of the white stuff again and another snowday for the kids.
It wasn't as bad here as they said it was gonna be, hopefully Spring is around the corner, let's hope the groundhog Willy thinks so too. Happy Ground Hog's Day! Take care, Anja

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Going with the ribbon...

For this card I went with the ribbon, love this colour combo and since there were some scraps on my desk.....As much as I like to colour with Tombo's or prismacolour pencils, I do enjoy making cards that don't require colouring.
I guess it all depends on the mood you are in....
Nothing more to say about this card, I am also getting ready for another scrapbooking weekend so I have lots of organizing to do.
Thanks for stopping by, Anja