Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

                                                                      Wishing you all a Happy, healthy New Year! 
It's been a while since I have posted anything here, I did make a few cards but I didn't get around posting them. Real life got in the way of my crafting.
This afternoon I am gonna make "oliebollen" a very Dutch New Years Eve treat, like a dougnut.
They are yummy and hopefully delicious, and not healthy at all!
We don't have big plans for tonight, we are staying home and enjoy ourselves.
The other thing I did this month is organizing all my dies in a Martha Stewart binder, it is sad how many I haven't used yet but I hope to do so soon, for the 2 cards here I used the Memory Box deer and window die, and I tried the technique about making the snowy hills with stick it notes.
Hope you have a great night and all the best for 2013!        

Monday, December 10, 2012

Playng with a brayer...

 Playing with my brayer, trying to get this technique done properly.....I might need some more practice, lol. Have a great day, Anja

Sunday, December 9, 2012

For a friend

  This card is made with a new small die from Spellbinders, background with distress inks and butterfly from Cheery Lynn. Goosebumps were sprayed on the butterfly, really like that effect. The card is already sent to a friend going through a rough time.
Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, December 7, 2012

A little bit of both....

 Happy Friday! You can find all the details about this card HERE. The card is for Toonie Tuesday, December 11 at 2 PM. Hope you can make it, have a great day, Anja

Monday, December 3, 2012

Masculine Birthday!

 My calendar says December.....oh my, I haven't posted in ages....but I did make some cards, just didn't get around to posting them. I have also been on a trip to Holland to see my family, lots of fun! Of course I had to buy some Marianne dies, and while I was going through my dies, I came across this one which I haven't used much, Ankie made a great card with it too so I started playing, and here is the result. Paper from Graphic 45. Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, November 9, 2012

Completely cased

This card was in an old magazine I got at the garage sale, I added the score lines. Stamp from Inkadinkadoo, have a great day, Anja

Monday, November 5, 2012

Toonie Tuesday November 6!

  Tomorrow it's time for another TOONIE TUESDAY at SGD. I fell in love with this set from Just Rite, so elegant! Come on out, if you can, bring a toonie and a basic tool kit and tomorrow at 2 PM you can make this card at SGD!
Hope to see you there, Anja

Friday, October 26, 2012

Romantique with Couture Creations

 Happy Friday! Today I am sharing a romantic, elegant, femine card with you, I just had to make one of those after seeing the new collections for embossing folders from Couture Creations. I simply embossed it on white, put a bit of pink on with twinkling H2O, sparkled the rest up with stickles (diamond), added a strip of embossed dots to hide a line that wasn't supposed to be there.  added a bow, a sentiment from Just Rite and this is the result.
Have a great day, Anja

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Elegant birthday card!

 Finally I had some time to sit and play with some new goodies, love the Just Rite stamps, combined with some rolled mini MFT roses, MS branch , Marianne leave, pearls, ribbon, different borderpunches and beautiful Indie dp. With the 6 x 6 paperpacks it is so easy to make a card, all those coordinating papers all picked out for you.
Another rainy day here, this is not the weather that makes my farmer happy but that is life. Have a great day, Anja

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy birthday for my husband!

Yesterday we celebrated my husbands birthday, we took the kids plus girlfriends out for dinner and had a great time. Here is the card I made for him, Happy Birthday Rien! Till next time, Anja

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fall card for Toonie Tuesday!

   Happy Friday! I haven't posted here forever, because I still have problems with the new blogger, I really should spend some time and figure it out, it is probably easy, lol. 
The leaves are falling fast here in my part of the world and the colours are amazing, it inspired me to do another Fall card for Toonie Tuesday, October 23 at 2 PM. Come and join us if you can, please bring a basic tool kit and a toonie. The little card in front is to cover up a smudge a made....see, I am such a messy crafter, my workspace get smaller and smaller and then things like this happen, lol!
Have a great weekend, Anja

Friday, October 12, 2012

Hero Arts Toonie Tuesday!

  Happy Friday! I can't get blogger to do what I want, grrr, so please check my card HERE.
Have a great day, Anja 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Merry Christmas!

  So I figured out a way to post a picture a different way, I am so not impressed with this whole new look of BLOGGER, it takes forever to upload a picture, I got a little frustrated and so I didn't post at all! Now I am posting the picture off my ipod, save it, and then type up a post, grrrrrr! Anyway, you can read all about this card HERE. Have a great day!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Inspired by Judy

The first thing I did this morning was go to my craft room and make a card, forget about the mess in the house , the laundry and what not.....I had to make card, lol! The picture doesn't do this card justice, in real life the two pinks are a good match. My inspiration came from Judy Kennedy, she doesn't have a blog but her cards are on display at SGD, she is also a designer and every time her works blows me away! A sizzix embossing folder, sentiment from Just Rite, IO die, Memory Box die, Cheery Lynn leave, MS leaves, pearls and goosebumps, a long list of supplies and so much fun.

Have a great day, Anja

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Trees, trees and more trees with Craft A Scene!

Good morning, here is my second tree card for the Craft a Scene challenge of this month, we would love to have you join us! You can check it out here. For my card I have used a stamp and die from Memory Box, on watercolour paper coloured with Tim Holtz markers. The flower is also from Memory Box, can you tell I love their dies?I added some grass from Rubbernecker. Sentiment from Hero arts, some twine and paper I found in my craft room. Check out what the other design team members have made! Get inspired and show us your work! Have a great day, Anja


Friday, September 7, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Happy Friday! I skipped right through Thanksgiving and Halloween into CHRISTMAS! Here is the card I am doing for Toonie Tuesday next week, you can find all the info HERE.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Craft a Scene.....Trees!

Good morning! A new month is here, so it's time for a new challenge over at CRAFT A SCENE! This month our challenge is trees, please come and play with us and show us some trees! Before you know it, the beautiful fall colours will come.

For my card I started with a sponged background. First I made the hills at the bottom, using Memento black and london fog. The sun is sponged on with Tim Holtz squeezed lemonade and I have tried to put some of that colour around it. The sky is done with Tim Holtz weathered wood, going lighter towards the hills. In the right bottom corner I have added some scrubs, it is done with the top of a Stampscapes stamp, maple trio small, with pine needles and some black ink. The big tree is also a Stampscapes stamp, SC 226 E twisting oak and the bird is SC 162 A, solo duck. Borderpunch from Martha Stewart and a sentiment from Hero arts.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Toonie Tuesday September 4 th!



Happy Friday! Here is my project to share at the SGD blog today, you can find it here.

We had a wonderful family holiday at Prince Edward Island, what a beautiful place it is! I haven't posted much here on my blog.....life is just happening and I am enjoying it. With back to school, more routine, it will get better. Have a wonderful long weekend, Anja

Friday, August 17, 2012

Flying away.....

Happy Friday! Here is my card today for SGD, you can read all about here.

Have a great day, Anja

Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Looking through my pictures.....I found a couple of cards I haven't posted yet! So here is one of them, an anniversary card, some paper, rolled flowers, Just Rite stamps, doily die, corner punch and ribbon and pearls. There is 2 golden heart charms glued to the bow, if you use a hot glue gun you can stick on anything, lol!

Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Craft a Scene...anything in the great outdoors

Today I am sharing my second card this month for CRAFT A SCENE, the challenge is Anything in the great outdoors. We would love to have you all join us in this challenge! I have used an old favourite set from SU, lovely as a tree. The background is made with Tim Holtz inks, dusty concord, milled lavender, dried marigold, sqeeuzed lemonade and memento london fog. I then sprayed it with Tim Holtz gold glimmermist. The sentiment is a great verse for us to remember, stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps. Some ribbon, gold Viva pearls a border from Fiskars, oh and the birds from Stampscapes to finish off the card.

Please come check out the great cards from the other design team members!! Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thinking of you

This is a card I made for a very special lady Sheila, owner of SGD !!! A lot of us at the store signed it! I had the pleasure to make the card, the dp is from Echo Park, butterflies from Martha Stewart, sentiment from Hero Arts, and the flowers are rolled up flowers from MFT, after I made them, I sprayed them with glimmermist, love that effect. The embossing folder used here is seeing spots. Let`s hope we brightened her day!!

Till next time, Anja

Friday, August 10, 2012

Inspired by paper

Happy Friday! Here is my card for SGD this week, you can read all about it HERE.

Have a great day, Anja

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Anything goes....with CRAFT A SCENE!

Anything in the great outdoors....that is our challenge this month over at CRAFT A SCENE! So come and join us and show us your scenery cards!

I had so much fun making this card, I am even gonna teach this one at a class at SGD. I build the scenery with Heartfelt Creations scenery builders set and Art Impression stamps. The deer are from a Memory Box die. The embossing folder at the bottom is from Darice, floss from Sew Easy.

Let me tell you what I did, I coloured the stamps with Tim Holtz markers on watercolour paper and then I took a brush with a little bit of water and watered down the ink. I really like this effect, you do it step by step using the heat gun to dry one colour before you move on to the next one. Here is a list of the markers: walnut stain, peeled paint, vintage photo, crushed olive, forest moss, tumbled glass.

Please check out the site today and check out the beautiful work from the designers! Come and play with us if you like, we would love to have you join us! Have fun, Anja

Friday, August 3, 2012

Best Fishes!

Happy Friday!! This bright card is for a bright young men who had a birthday yesterday! I tried my hand on colouring with alcohol markers...........don't tell anyone, lol! You can read the details about the card here.

Have a great weekend! Till next time, Anja

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Friday after CHA....


Hello Ladies, I am back!!! We had a great time!! I have been hiding in my craft room this past week, creating and adding more stuff, lol! Learn all about this card HERE.

I will post more soon......really, I just didn't have time to sit at the computer with all those ideas in my head, lol! Have a great day, Anja

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wedding wishes

If you can see this post, Mr. Blogger is doing as promised, lol! I pre posted a few things for this week since I am off to CHA in Chicago!!! So on to the card....stamp from Flourishes, sentiment from Verve, MS borderpunches, and some rolled flowers.

I like this layout and have used it in a different combo too. Hope you have a good day, Anja

Monday, July 16, 2012

Guess what?

Just letting you know that we are having great time at CHA! Today i met Tim Holtz , he was so nice, got his signature and our picture taken! Gotta go to my next workshop!

Friday, July 13, 2012

I am here for you!


Happy Friday! I am here for you.....for one more day and then I am going to Chicago!!! Six of us from SGD are going to CHA!! It is the first time for me and I am super excited.

You can read all about this card HERE. I have pre posted a few posts for next week, if Mr. Blogger does what he should do, they will show up!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Garden scene for CRAFT A SCENE

As I said in my first post for Craft a Scene , I do not like to garden and my husband does most of the yard work. He loves big rocks and trees, and after 13 years here our back yard looks like a park! I simply enjoy all his hard work!

So I was thinking about that while I was making this card, the dog is chasing the butterfly as I wanted to make it a bit more playful. I started out stamping the garden foreground from Art Impressions with memento ink. Then I added the twisted oak, SC 226 E from stampscapes. I inked the stamp up with Tim Holtz distress markers ( vintage photo ,peeled paint, forest moss).

I coloured the foreground and the rock with Spectrum Noir markers and Prisma pencils. The wildflowers were added and I have no idea who made them, the set has no name, sorry. I also added some greenery between the trees with a sedge filler from Stampscapes.

Some flowers were added with SU ink, more mustard and perfect plum, around the rocks. The dog is from Pergamano Flower girls, stamped, coloured, cut out and popped up. The butterflies are from Martha Stewart, the red frame is also made with Martha Stewart punches.

The roses are made with a die from MFT, I also sprayed them with gold glimmermist. At last, I had to add some stickles on the flowers, yellow and fruit punch.Ribbon is from my stash.

All in all, lots of steps to make this card, hope you like it and that you have a change to play with us! Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Thursday, July 5, 2012

One more baby card...

Completely forgot to post this one....another baby card, same image, same layout, nothing too exciting! Summer is here and life gets in the way of my crafting and blogging time, lol!

The weather has been hot, did I say HOT, and we have used the pool a lot. We got new windows installed so I had to give my house a good cleaning, all done now! The boys are all working, and they all start pretty early, like 5 AM, and 6.30 AM, but that is for the boys, I still get to sleep in a little. So there is a lot of driving involved since they not all have their license yet, how I love being a mom!!

I hope to do some stamping today, have a great day, Anja


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Flower pots in the garden

Happy CANADA DAY!!! I am very proud to be Canadian, very thankful to live in this great country! A part of me will always be Dutch, but Canada is our home now.

A new challenge over at CRAFT A SCENE, our theme this month is "in the garden" and HEARTFELT CREATIONS is our sponsor, come on over and play with us! To be honest, I don't like to garden, thankfully my dh does, but I love spending time in the garden.This year we made our deck bigger and we have lots of pots with flowers, I used this as my inspiration.

For this card I used some Penny Black stamps, from the set In the garden and stamped some flower pots, coloured them with Spectrum Noir markers and Prismacolour pencils. I also popped up some little flowers. The sky is sponged on with Tim Holtz in, tumbled glass. I added some grass from Rubbernecker, sentiment is from Hero Arts. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.

After I coloured the image, I got out my stickles...I have used a lot of different colours and if I didn't have the matching colour, I used diamond, will go with any colour.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Baby girl card

Another baby card with this image from Penny Black, coloured with Prisma's and gamsol. The sentiment is from SU. Nothing new, just adding this to my box in case I need a baby card. Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, June 22, 2012

More with Tim's markers....



Happy Friday! It sure was nice to sit in a cool basement with the hot and humid weather we are having! You can read all about this card HERE. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

For the graduate!


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A quick graduation card with a stamp from Verve, paper out of my stash, star nestabilities and twine. I also used the star borderpunch from Martha Stewart. Not much more to tell you about this card, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Saturday, June 16, 2012

High hopes baby card

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There are no baby cards in my box so I decided that I need a couple of those, I don't have a lot of High Hopes stamps but this one is a favourite. I pulled out my TOMBO'S and watercoloured, hadn't done that in ages and it felt good to sit and play. After the colouring was done, I cut out the image and put it on the Cheery Lynn doily and put stickles on. Some score lines, a bow, sentiment from SU and bling, to finish the card off.

Hope you like it, have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, June 15, 2012

Cut, fold and tuck!

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Good morning, here is my card for the Friday post, another week just flew by! Busy times for the kids in exams, lots of farm work and running around, love this weather! You can read all about this fun and easy card HERE. Thanks for stopping by, Anja


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Relax, this is your day!


Happy Sunday! Hope you get to relax this day! I love Sundays, we go to church and usually do something fun or relaxing,visit with friends and today we have a good, old church picnic.

My card today is for CRAFT A SCENE, my second card with a beach scene, hope you will join us in the fun too! I have used Rubbernecker stamps, they are our sponsor this month by the way, from the set by Kittie , cause a scene. Lots of images to make a beach scene. My stampscapes came in handy too, for the clouds with sun, 107 E, and cloud bits, 292 C, and the water stamp, SC 231.

A variety of Tim Holtz inks (squeezed lemonade, faded jeans, scattered straw) were used and some SU colours, baja breeze and artichoke. Borderpunch from EK, a white gelpen to highlight the water, twine, sentiment from Heartfelt creations (western sentiments). The birds are from Clear Dollar stamps. Don't forget to check out the work from the other DT members!

Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, June 8, 2012

You are simply the best!

For the men in your life! Read all about this card HERE. Have a great day, Anja

Monday, June 4, 2012

Another challenge....

Yesterday I had some time to sit and colour with my Prismacolour pencils, making a card for the challenge HERE, Crazy 4 Challenges blog and for the challenge here, Come and Get it . The challenge is to use a butterfly and for the second one flowers and a butterfly, my butterfly is done with a Joycraft die and popped up, I have added some stickles to the flower (from Inkadinkadoo) but kept the card clean and simple, the sentiment is from Verve. Thanks for looking and have a great day, Anja

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Footprints in the sand.....

This month the challenge over at CRAFT A SCENE is beach scenes. I love going to the beach and enjoy the sun, the lake, swimming and some kayaking, especially when there are waves. We live about half an hour from the lake and we love it. Can you imagine sitting in that chair and looking at the waves? The poem is one of my favourites, I was so happy that I found a stamp, from Inkadinkadoo, with a part of the poem on it. This month our sponsor is RUBBERNECKER, and I happen to have some of their stamps. For this card I made a background using Tim Holtz distress inks, for the sky I used tumbled glass and then I stamped clouds from Stampscapes on it with the same ink. The water is done with broken china and faded jeans. The sanddunes (rubbernecker) and sand are done with antique linen. The green stuff is from Rubbernecker, cause a scene, and the seagulls from Stampscapes. The verse is stamped and embossed on acetate. The chair, (don't know who made it, it is a single stamp I had forever) is stamped and embossed on kraft paper, then cut out and popped up. Some brads and score lines to finish it off.

Friday, June 1, 2012

One more....second post today C4C138

I just had to make one more......and then I found out about this challenge, you can look it up HERE. My friend Andrea is on their design team.One layer and embellishments are allowed....this fits right in, I think. I made a mask with my oval nestabilities and sponged Tim Holtz distress inks on, I have used the following colours:

-tumbled glass, faded jeans, squeezed lemon, peeled paint, dried marigold.

Then I stamped the branches in Versafine black, they are from the set delicate branches, made by Inkadinkadoo, sentiment from Just Rite, fancy tags. The next step is spraying it with Tim Holtz gold glimmermist (with the mask still in place) The birds are from a Mc Gill punch, bling and ribbon from my stash. Some score lines were added with the scor pal.

This is an easy way to make a card, get out your inks and try it too! Thanks, Anja

Under the birch tree......

Another masculine card! You can read about it HERE. Have a great day, Anja

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thank you card

I forgot to post this one, well, it is very similar to one of the other cards I did post. Sketch from Clean and Simple, just a different sentiment. Thanks for looking and have a great day, Anja

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Father's day!

Can you tell I am loving the distress inks from Tim Holtz? They are so fun and easy to play with and create beautiful backgrounds. This little stamp is from Prima stamps, 7 pieces for under $3 over at SGD. I don't know who made the sentiment, punch from Martha Stewart and some embossing folders. And let's not forget the twine. I followed a sketch I found online, www.worldofcrafters.org/

You should check it out too! Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Casing myself

Today I am showing you a card, where I cased myself, LOL! Changed up the colours a little bit, still lots of pink, different borderpunch ( I got a few to choose from) and different paper.

Maybe that is the way to go, if you think it works, make more than one? Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Anja


Saturday, May 26, 2012

More clean and simple...

Ink on my fingers, ink on my desk, my oh my, Tim Holtz has taken over my craft room!! A girl can dream right, lol? I am having a blast playing with the inks and making clean and simple cards. Love it that you have so many choices with this hobby! You can do whatever and be happy, thanks for looking, Anja

Friday, May 25, 2012

Poppy window card


Happy Friday, just a quick post from me today, you can read all about this card HERE. Have a great day, Anja