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