Monday, August 31, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Guest Designer Challenge, CDSGDC0909


I have made a card for the Clear Dollar Stamps Guest Designer Challenge, you can check it out here:
I have some stamps from this lovely company and I really like them, so I thought I give the challenge a try.
The sets I have used are Birthday Wishes and Charlie Daisy.
Charlie is watercoloured with Tombo markers, the flowers and the butterfly have some yellow stickles on them, the ribbon is from my stash, and I have used Labels 5 and 2 Cuttlebug embossing folders, the dots and the branches.
Hope you like it, have a great day and don't forget to check the website out, Anja

Happy Anniversary!

My day started early today, I went to the dentist already, laundry is on the line, bathrooms are clean and it's only 10 o'clock. Maybe I get some stamping time today.
This is an anniversary card to go into my box. I have used rose red, vanilla, chocolate chip brown, kraft and some pink ribbon, oh and bravo burgundy and kraft ink.
It's a simple card but I am happy with the colour combo, have a great day, Anja



Friday, August 28, 2009

Baby card to go with the dress


The picture on the right is from a cute baby dress I got at Gap baby for a gift, what a fun place to shop!
The colours inspired me to make the card, the picture isn't the greatest, it looks way better IRL.
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja



Thursday, August 27, 2009

Happy birthday, Laurens!


Yesterday our youngest son turned 12. Wow, I can't believe how time flies...........it seems like yesterday.
We have a dirtbike, almost just like this one, and the boys love riding it on our farm. They have been trying to get us to trade it in for a bigger one but since we had a few emergency visits this summer I think I am winning this time and things are not gonna change.
So he got the WII sport resort game for his birthday, hopefully nobody gets hurt playing this, but they are boys and you never know........
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A cased card

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This card is completely cased, a friend of mine made the original and I just copied it.
I like the colour combo and the way the sailboats are stamped.
Hope you like it too, thanks for looking, Anja

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Country look

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Another card with a country look. I got this stamp at Novi for only $2!!! Just the rubber but still......
I tried to use my markers but that didn't work out, so back to alcohol ink.
Have a great day, Anja

Monday, August 24, 2009

John Deere card...

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I checked my blog and saw that the picture I first posted of this card was way to big so I had to remove it and try again.... If you didn't already know that I am not good at the pc LOL!
Anyway, this card was intended for my youngest son, who has a birthday coming up but he saw the card already so now I have made something else for him what I will show later.
The stamp is from Clear Dollar Stamps, watercoloured with Tombo's, simple and easy!
Have a great day, Anja

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Penny Black's cute bear card

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This cute image from Penny Black is watercoloured with Tombo's after I embossed it with black embossing powder. I think I have this computer thing figured out, with the help of my youngest son, now I feel really old.
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Did it work?

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Another alcohol ink background turned into a masculine card.
Easy and fun to do, have a great day, Anja

Very frustrating....

I have made a couple of cards and I took pictures already now I am trying them to upload the way they are in my file...............it's not happening. So I am trying something else...........
it's not going so well. I might need some help!!
They are just turned wrong and I don't want that. Grrrrrrrrr!
Maybe you all have to turn your heads...........Anja

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fun with alcohol..........ink


No, I didn't pick up drinking. Although, after this second computer crash in the past 2 months you would almost think about it.
Anyway, we are back in business.
This card has another alcohol ink background and a stamped image on acetate. So simple to do and what a great effect.
I am trying to upload more pictures but for one or another reason they are turned the wrong way, have to figure it out first.
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja

Monday, August 17, 2009

50th birthday card


This card was for a couple who both had their 50 th birthday recently.
It's an alcohol background again with a stamped piece of acetate on top. I made a similar one for another lady who turned 50 but it doesn't upload properly.
Have a great day and stay cool, Anja

Friday, August 14, 2009

Alcohol ink background

Just playing with my alcohol inks for a bit and turned it into a card.
I am doing something very boring...I am listing all my stamps.....stamping them set by set and label them, so that I can look through a binder a see what I have...hmmm...........one binder?
I have started this a while ago but now I am convinced that I need to finish. After that I would like to list them alphabetically......
but that may be too much. We'll see.
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bright mail

Bright colours for this card. This is the first time I am using my new
lighthouse stamp and watercoloured it with Tombo's.
It's for a teenage boy..........boy, what do you make for them?
Anyway, this is the card. I am not sure about all the bright colours but I am happy with my watercolouring. After trying many different papers, I think I have found the one that works for me.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja




Monday, August 10, 2009

Stair case card


Have you read about stair case cards on Splitcoast?
So much fun to make and the complete tutorial is right there.
It's easy, very easy!
I needed a card for a friend's 40 th birthday, can't believe I have friends that old LOL, and since I don't really make "funny" cards this is something in between. It has flowers, bling and ribbon and the sentiment gives it the "funny" thing. It says on the first scalloped circle : another birthday? and then on the smaller one:
I hope you have enough oxygen to blow out the candles.
My mojo seems to be gone after I made this card, yesterday I stayed in the cool basement because it was so hot and humid but nothing really came out of my hands.
I should have made another stair case card.
Have a nice day and stay cool if you can and need to, Anja


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Not sure about this one.............


I am not sure about this card, it's one of those you think, oh....
it's kind of okay.
It doesn't help that the picture isn't the greatest, but it is as it is.
The fishes are cut out after I brayered a piece of shiny paper and stamped the stamp on it. They also have crystel effects on them.
I am putting it in my box and we'll see what happens.
Have a great day, Anja

Friday, August 7, 2009

You know I love flowers.......







The younger boys are still sleeping, the "bigger" men are working hard, and I ...... I am enjoying myself.


If I sit down to make a card for no particular reason....when you just have time to play, not very often but it happens, usually I grab a flower stamp, because I love them.


This purple card has a Dutch sentiment, it shows up way better IRL. The little bow is made with the fabulous bow maker, such a handy tool.

The card on the left is another silhouette stamp from Morningstar, another new one for me.

I like the blue with the grey and white together.

So that's it for today, 3 cards to share, I can't believe it.

Now I am gonna do some real work, enjoy your day, Anja



Country look

This is one of the new stamps I got last week, I bought just the rubber and put it on EZ mount. There was a really good deal on, it's a bit of work but so worth it.
There is a little bit of stickles on the card, if you click on it you see it better.
Masculine cards are hard but I was happy with this one.
The house is still quiet here even though it's already past 9 o'clock,
I am enjoying this with a cup of coffee, I will post 2 other cards I made this week if my camera is up to it.
Thanks for looking, Anja



Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Something to share.........





It's been ages since I have posted a card. Vacation, summer fun, life.....

it's summer and we are enjoying it!

For us the camping trips are over for now and I am slowly trying to get some sort of routing in this household. Yesterday I took the time to stamp and play with some new goodies I got at the stamping convention in Novi

So much fun and so many things to look at. I got lots of new ideas going through my head. So here is one of them, a baby card with my new onesi stamp.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja