Friday, December 26, 2014

Clean and simple


Happy Boxing Day! Here is my card for the SGD blog today, you can check it out HERE.
                               Till next time, Anja

Friday, December 12, 2014

Poppy card!


Happy Friday! Today it's my turn to host the post for the SGD blog, this is the card I am sharing, you can check it out HERE. Till next time, Anja

Saturday, December 6, 2014

C4C 265, a colour challenge!


A colour challenge today, over at the CRAZIES. And an interesting one, I think, hot pink, coral, turquoise and gold.....I had to think about it for a while.....
This is what I came up with, I used my Tim Holtz spritzer to spritz on some coral, hot pink  and turquoise and I stamped the flower from Unity in turquoise, sentiment from Paper Smooches. I added a gold layer and a ribbon. Check out what the other design team members came up with and join us,if you like!
                                          Till next time, Anja

Saturday, November 29, 2014

C4C264, Square dance day!


Saturday was here before I knew it.....almost forgot to make a card.....The challenge today over at the Crazies is , it's world Square Dance day....you can find the details HERE.
The Silhouette came to my rescue, I know, this couple is not square dancing but actually ballroom dancing.
The card is square and the frame is cut with Nestabilities Fleur des Lis with black, shiny cardstock, the couple is also cut with the shiny, black paper. The sentiment is done with a sketch pen in the Silhouette, love that feature. A light blue bow and some sparkles and the card was done. I am gonna give it to my hubby, he is quite a good dancer and I love to dance with him! 
                                              Till next time, Anja

Friday, November 28, 2014

Just because....


A Penny Black card today, sharing with you all over at the SGD blog. Till next time, Anja

Saturday, November 22, 2014

World HELLO day, C4C263!


Did you know it's World HELLO day! Well, it is , so a Happy Hello to you all!
You can check out the challenge from the Crazy4Challenges HERE.
I have used an autumn stamp from Penny Black. The background is one of  my mixed media backgrounds.
Let me see if I remember what I did....first I ironed a wrinkled piece of waxpaper onto a  glossy piece of cardstock, I then sprayed it with a yellow Dylusions spray. When this piece was dry, I used glossy embossing paste on a stencil and let it dry again, the stamps is stamped with saddle brown Stazon ink, sentiment from Flourishes. Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, November 21, 2014

Donate and Create card!


Happy Friday! Today I am sharing the card for the next Donate and Create over at the SGD blog. You can read all the details HERE. Till next time, Anja

Saturday, November 15, 2014

It's sketch time, C4C262!


It's the third Saturday at the month, that means, it's sketch time over at the CRAZIES.
I love a good sketch, it takes all the guesssing out of cardmaking. Usually I grab one of the many 6 x 6 paperpads I have in my craft room and just let my creative juices flow, LOL.
Hope you like it! Check out what the other design team members came up with and join us , if you like!
                                                    This one is JUST FOR YOU! Take care, Anja

Friday, November 14, 2014

Gelatos Sunburst card


Happy Friday! Check out this card on the SGD blog today, you can find it HERE.
                                  Till next time, Anja

Saturday, November 8, 2014

C4C261, Number it!


It is time for another challenge over at the CRAZIES .
Last week I missed it, life got in the way but today I am in. The challenge is NUMBER IT!
Our oldest son is turning 25 soon, so I decided to use the number 25, I cut it with my Silhouette.
The papers are from a 6x6 paper pad from Simple Stories, sentiment unknown.
The border punch is from Martha Stewart. Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, November 7, 2014

Graceful card!


Happy Friday! Here is the card I did for the SGD blog today, you can check it out HERE.
                                         Till next time, Anja

Saturday, October 25, 2014

C4C259, inspired by a picture!

Good morning,
Happy Saturday, time for another challenge over at the CRAZIES, you can check it out HERE.
I coloured the pumpkins from Heartfelt Creations with primacolour pencils and Gamsol, sentiment from Just Rite and the green on top is a Stampscapes stamp. I don't have much with Halloween so I made it a Thanksgiving card. Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, October 24, 2014

Clean and simple birthday card!


Happy Friday! Sharing with you a quick and simple card on the SGD blog today! You can check it out HERE. Memory Box dies come in so handy when you need a quick card, the purple is a metallic paper , it's hard to see in the picture. Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, October 18, 2014

C4C258, a sketch challenge!

Sharing with you today this card following the sketch by the Crazies.
You can check it out here
www.crazy4challenges.blogspot.com
I am at a scrapbook retreat, having lots of fun! Till next time, Anha

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Easy Christmas card!


Happy Friday! Here is the card I am sharing over at the SGD blog today! Hope you like it! 
Happy Thanksgiving, till next time, Anja

Saturday, October 4, 2014

C4C256, orange, purple and green!


It's National Cardmaking Day TODAY!!! Hope you all have time to spend some time crafting!!
The challenge this week over at the CRAZIES is a color challenge, orange-green-purplpe, halloween colors.
To be honest.....I don't do Halloween very well....my excuse is, I did not grow up with it and I just don't get it. When the boys where younger we would go around the block (in the country) and hit all the houses (about 14) the boys would each have a big bag full with candy and we got to see all the neighbours!! 
Anyhow, enough babbling...on to my card....the purple background is shiny paper so its hard to take a good picture, flower is a rose die from Spellbinders, frame and fleur des lis from Silhouette and I used a variety of punches to make the greenery and butterfly. Sentiment from Just Rite.
                                              Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, October 3, 2014

Wild berry Merry Christmas!


Happy Friday! Here is my card today over at the SGD blog, you can find details HERE.
                                       Till next time, Anja

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall is here...C4C255!


Fall is here and for us it came with beautiful, sunny weather! Love this time of the year!
So for the challenge over at the CRAZIES, they ask you to use leaves on your card.
For my card, I made a background with Gelatos and then I added some alcohol ink....just to see what would happen...did I discover a new technique? I don't know, I was just playing lol. The leaves are done with a gold paper and some Impression Obsession dies, the sentiment is embossed in gold. Some simple score lines and my card was done. Hope you like  it. Have a great day, Anja

Friday, September 26, 2014

Masculine card for Toonie Tuesday at SGD!


Happy Friday! This is the card I am sharing with you all over at the SGD blog, you can check the details out HERE. It is for Toonie Tuesday, September 30 th at 2 PM, bring a basic tool kit and a toonie and you are set to go. Enjoy this beautiful day, Anja

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sketch Challenge, C4C254!


It's the third Saturday of the month and that means there is a sketch challenge over at the CRAZIES.
I love sketches, they are so helpful when you wanna make a card and you don't know exactly what you are making...for me it really works, to have a sketch in front of me.
For this card I used a retired CTMH set and a sentiment from Just Rite, the stamp was inked up with markers and stamped on a script background stamp. 
Check out the other cards and maybe we can get you inspired to join us in this challenge! 
                                                  Have fun, Anja

Friday, September 19, 2014

National Cardmaking Day, October 4!


Happy Friday! This is my card for the SGD blog today, hop on over and check it out, if you like, you can click HERE. Have a great day, Anja

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Flower cards!



Recently I made a few flower cards with the Rubbernecker/Art impressions stamps...it was my Mom's birthday and I gave them to her. They are fun to make and not too hard, I have used distress inks, my spritzer, embossing powder and markers.....pretty basic. Hope you like them, Anja

Oops, forgot to post C4C253....


Oops, forgot to post my card for the Crazies here.........The theme is back to school.....can you tell, lol!
                                         Will post some more cards soon, Anja

Friday, September 12, 2014

Merry Christmas!


Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog today, check it our HERE. Have a great day, Anja

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Playing with oil pastels......


I got a box of oil pastels, it looked so good, all the colours in a shiny new box and they were really cheap....I could not resist. Had to figure out how to use them but that's where You tube and Pinterest are for. And let me tell you, they are fun! I added a stencil with distress ink and some gold glimmermist, some dies and sentiment. Love the rich colours, hope you like it too! Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Happy Belated Birthday, C4C 252


It happens to all of us....we forget someones birthday for whatever reason, so this week the challenge over at the CRAZIES is Belated Birthday. It might be a good idea to have some of those cards on hand, lol, if you are super organized! I love this Memory Box die , it cuts and embosses so nicely.
Hope you like it, please come over and check out the work of the other DT members and join us, if you can, we love to have you, till next time, Anja

Friday, September 5, 2014

Toonie Tuesday card for SGD!


Happy Friday! Here is the card I posted today at the SGD blog,you can find it HERE.
It is the card for Toonie Tuesday, September 9 at 2 PM, no need to register, please bring a basic tool kit and a toonie when you would like to make this card. 
I have neglected this blog a bit...oh well, life gets in the way and every week I post ont the blog from SGD and a card for Crazy4Challenges....it's not that I have no cards to post, there is never enough time in a day....maybe it will get better!
Hope you like this one! Have a great weekend! Till next time, Anja

Friday, August 22, 2014

C4C250, animals!!

IThe challenge this week over at the Crazies is an animal on your card, but not a bunny or a bear. I made this card with the help of my Silhouette, sentiment from CTMH, clouds from memory box, border from Martha Stewart. A son of friends is starting up to millk goats so I made him a card!
Posting from my phone and I dont know how to link it from here , so here is the link 
www.crazy4challenges.blogspot.com
Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, August 9, 2014

C4C248, a 3D card!



Sharing a 3D card with you today for the challenge over at the CRAZIES. The inside from my card is from Sizzix and I used some punches from Martha Stewart and Marvy to make the flowers, the butterflies and some greenery. Sentiment is unknown, I have had for such a long time. For the front of the card I cut a stencil with the Silhouette and sponged on Tim Holtz peeled paint ink. This sentiment if from Close to my Heart.
Come on over to see what the other designteam members have created and join us in this challenge, if you like! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Baby banner card for C4C 247!


It's Saturday, time for another challenge over at the Crazies, this time the challenge is to use banners.
I used this die, and I can not remember who made it...the embossing folder is from Darice and sentiment from Technique Tuesday. It was a quick and simple card, hope you like it!
Come on over and join us if you like or check out what the other DT members designed this week and maybe get inspired to make a card yourself! Have a great weekend, Anja

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sketch challenge, C4C 245!


It's the third week of the month and that means we are having a sketch challenge over at the CRAZIES.
Sketches can make you cardmaking so  much easier.....I wanted to use this lovely paper from Simple Stories and I just went with the sketch, no more guesssing...I like how this turned out...I have not much crafty time lately but things are looking better. Come on over and see what the other designteam members have created, get inspired and join us if you like! Happy Crafting, Anja

Thursday, July 17, 2014

For the golfer!


Happy Friday! Sharing this card with you today over at the blog from SGD. This is the card for the next TOONIE TUESDAY, July 22 at 2 PM. Embossing folder from Ecstacy, sentiment from Tim Holtz.
So hard to get a good picture, there is glossy accents on the ball and flag. Oh and I totally stole the idea from my friend Barb, but I got her permission, thanks, Barb!!
                                       Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Teddy bear card for the Crazies!

 A quick post while I am spending time in the hospital where our son still is. A baby card with Crafter Companion stamps.
Dont know how to link from my phone, till next time, Anja

Sunday, July 6, 2014

C4C243, red, white and blue


This card should have been posted on Saturday and I apologize for the delay, the card was done in time but I was not around to post it. Our oldest son had an accident Friday night...long story, he is gonna be okay, still in the hospital and in need of more surgery....
Anyhow, on to the card. A colour challenge this time over at the CRAZIES. Love the colours, for me it reminds me of the Dutch flag so I am gonna send this card to my Dutch girlfriend who is in Holland right now visiting family so I know she wont be around to look here. The die is from Memory Box, sentiment from IO ( I think) and I used a variety of embossing folders to do make the sunburst. Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, June 28, 2014

C4C242, Summer time!

It is Saturday, time for another challenge over at the Crazies, and I am late, not a little late, very very late! 
Yesterday I went down to my craft room to make a card....long story or should I say long time cleaning up....
I ended up with a clean craft room and no card, by then I was too tired and went to bed.
So this morning I made this card, I saw a similar card this week ( dont know who made it) and I used that for my inspiration.
Stamps from Stampscape, Kitty kraft, Tim Holtz ink, dies from Marianne Design and birds from Silhouette.
Hooe you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, June 21, 2014

C4C241, it is Sketch time!



Happy first day of SUMMER!! Let the fun begin!
It is Sketch time over at the CRAZIES, it's a fun sketch to get your inspiration goinig.
I had some leftover Echo Park papers which I used for this card, I am in need of a boy's birthday card and I think those papers are perfect for that. Sentiment from Just Rite.
Check out what the other design team members have created and join us in the fun, if you can!
                                             Till next time, Anja

Friday, June 13, 2014

C4C240, stencil it!

Stencil it! Stencils are super in and the challenge this week at the Crazies is to use a stencil in any way you like.
I like to cut my own stencils with the silhouette and freezer paper. This one I sprayed with a colorbloom mist , then i cut out the circle and put my stamped image behind it. The flower is from Penny Black, butterfly from Cheery Lynn, sentiment from Paoersmooches.
Hope you like it, till next time, Anj

Saturday, May 31, 2014

C4C 238, school is out! Not yet for us!


School is out! But not for us yet, lol, the boys still have 2 weeks of school and then exams....
So for the challenge over at the CRAZIES today, the theme is school is out what are you gonna enjoy?
I gave it my own twist, crazy, isn't it? I am gonna enjoy the flowers this summer, after a long winter, it is so nice to finally have the warm weather! My farmer is happily working the fields, flowers and trees are blooming!
This flower is from Inkadinkadoo, an oldie but favourite. Coloured with Prisma's. Hope you like it!
Come on over, and see what all the other design team members have created!
                                                         Till next time, Anja

Saturday, May 24, 2014

C4C237, a colour challenge!


Orange, turqoise and kraft, those are the colours for the challenge this week over at the CRAZIES,
I had to think a little before I came up with this card, I started by cutting out the orange flowers and the rest followed. As you can tell, I love my flowers!
Sentiment is from Stampendous and a new embossing folder, used on the blue.
Hope  you can join us, or come on over and check it out! Till next time, Anja

Friday, May 23, 2014

Colourful birthday card!


Happy Friday! Today I am going to the retreat from SGD at the OAKWOOD INN!!! O yeah, we are going in style and I am ready to go and get some things done!!
Here is the card for next week Toonie Tuesday, May 27 at 2 PM, I hope you like it!
Have a great weekend and till next time, Anja

Friday, May 16, 2014

C4C236, it's sketch time!

It is sketch time this week over at the Crazies! This flower was lying around so I decided to use it for today. Stamp is from Just Rite, coloured with inktense pencils. I did not put a sentiment on , this way I can do that at the time I need to send it.
Hope you will join us in this challenge or get inspired by our design team!
          Till next time, Anja

Saturday, May 10, 2014

C4C235, let's play BINGO!


Bingo time over at the CRAZIES!! Come over and play with us! I choose the bottom row, embossing-bling-sentiment. 
If I could only have one embossing folder....it would be the dots, it's the one I like to use most of the time.
The label is a new Spellbinders, reflective moments, and the flower is Impression Obsession, sentiment from Just Rite. Some bling out of my stash and so is the ribbon.
The flower is cut out with Bristol Smooth paper and then I coloured it with Derwent Inktense pencils.
                                      Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, May 3, 2014

C4C234, April showers bring May flowers!


Flowers on your card......love this challenge! It's Saturday and that means the Crazies have another challenge for you, flowers on your card this time. I used a stencil with some distress ink and then I sprayed over it with Pearl glimmermist, hard to see in the picture. Sentiment from Just Rite, flower is done with a Marvy punch and I used some gelatos and glimmermist on it. Love this effect.
Some pearls to finish it off, please check out what the other design team members created and join us in the challenge, if you like! Till next time, Anja

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Masculine Birthday card!


I have played with my Derwent inktense pencils a bit, it took me a while but I am getting comfortable with them now. This image is from Art Impressions, I cut it down quite a bit, and I cut around the lighthouse.
Then I put it on piece of watercolour paper on which I had made a sky with Tim Holtz distress inks and a brush. The two birds are done with a permanent marker. I was tempted to add some glitter....but I didn't, I don't think men really care about glitter, lol!
                                         Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, April 19, 2014

C4C 232, sketch challenge!


A sketch challenge with the Crazies, you can find all the details HERE.
My card is bright!! I pulled out some Gelatos and made a background on the oval, the flowers are made with punches and I put some Gelatos on it, I smeared it out with my finger. When it was all done, I sprayed on some Pearl glimmermist. A very different card for me, I really like the Gelatos, aren't you surprised....it is not hard to get me to like any product, lol!
                                                      Happy Easter, till next time, Anja

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Just a simple card!


Oh, that Silhouette machine......so many wonderful designs to pick and it cuts it perfect every time!
Just wanted to share this quick card with you today....sentiment from Just Rite, some pearls, silver cord and voila! Hope you like it, Anja

Sunday, April 13, 2014

May you be blessed!


A simple card for a girl from church. The stamp is inked up with 2 markers, I spritzed some Tim Holtz dusty concord marker on the background, butterfly from Cheery Lynn and sentiment from Clear Dollar Stamps.
When cleaning up in my craft room I came across this flower stamp, it might be from Unity but I could be wrong, I forgot all about this stamp, might be a new favourite, lol!
                                                 Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Get your "egg" on, C4C 231!


Get your "egg" on, that's the theme over at the CRAZIES today! Well, I put a big egg on, can't miss it, lol!
It is cut with the Silhouette, sorry I did not have any egg stamps or dies, paired up with the Martha Stewart grass border and the sky is done with a piece of ripped paper towel and Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink. Sentiment from Clear Dollar stamps, twine from my stash.
You can read all about the challenge HERE, join us if you like, it's fun to play!!
                                                           Happy Crafting, Anja