Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Bouquet of flowers with Altenew


When the ice pellets were falling down hard, I was in my craft room working on this card. First I stamped all the flowers seperate on watercolor paper and cut them out, then I layed them out on my white cardstock and stamped the stems, arranging the flowers, some are popped up. Then I cut around the top...and then...then I messed it up,grrrr, I had not used my wink of Stella pen in ages and I don't know what happened, but it was not good......so then I put stickles on top to cover it up and I guess it's okay.
The flowers are from Altenew whimsical flowers and the sentiment is from Persian motifs.
                                            Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Layered lily

Finally inked up the layered lily from Altenew. Started with stamping on watercolour paper, shaded lilac from Tim Holtz, SU eggplant and Versafine black. I blended with water and cut out the lilies. The centre and stamina were added later. For the leaves, I used three inks, shabby shutters, peeled paint and forest moss, again I blended with water and cut them out. For the background, also watercolour paper,   I stamped SU French script with Versafine and heat embossed it in white. Then I added some antique linen and sprayed some water on, after that was dry, I inked up a big SU crosshatch stamp with memento toffee crunch and stamped over it. Walnut stain is sponged around, then I wiped the ink off the embossed areas. A vanilla base with some score lines and I put the card together, some viva pearls as a last final touch........so much fun to make it.
                                         Hope you like it too, Anja

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

One more....

Two colours of distress inks and a tiny paint brush.... Dots are stamped with memento gray flannel. Butterflies from Martha Stewart. 
                 Crafting fun for me!
                         Till next time, Anja

Monday, December 21, 2015

Hello with Altenew

Just playing with my stamps, i started with the pink piece of paper. The images are heat embossed in white, I coloured them with Tim Holtz distress markers, worn lipstick, barn door and peeled paint. After the colouring was done, I spritzed the whole piece with water with some pearlex in it. It's hard to see the shimmer in the picture, sentiment is cut with the Silhouette. Some bling and sponging and the card was done.
Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, December 18, 2015

Red berries


Happy Friday! Here is my post for the SGD blog today, come on over and check it out HERE.
                                                  Hope you like it, Anja

Monday, December 14, 2015

Spring flowers

Just some play time with a flower stamp.....coloured with Derwents , after colouring I put some glaze over top and when that was dry, I stamped the dots and put on some tumbled glass around.
Sentiment from Altenew, pretty easy card! Hope you like it! 
                                     Till next time, Anja

A foggy day

It was quite foggy here yesterday and it inspired me to make this card with a Penny Black stamp. I added some dots with versafine and silver embossing powder. Inks from Tim Holtz, evergreen bough, peacock feathers and faded jeans.
Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Friday, December 11, 2015

Hidden lane masculine card


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

Friday, December 4, 2015

C4C315, trees

The challenge today over at the Crazies is trees, to get your inspiration from "Oh christmas tree oh christmas tree"
It can be trees, branches anything ....
I have a couple new tree stamps and this is one from Impression Obsession
I saw a real life picture with those colours, grabbed my distress inks barn door, citrus orange and memento london fog to create this scene.
If was a quick and easy card!
Check it out here:
www.crazy4challenges.blogspot.com
Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, November 28, 2015

C4C314, square challenge!


Challenge day over at the CRAZIES, today is National square dance day and the challenge is to make a card with squares or a square card. I choose to make a 4x4 little card with the winterhouse stamp from Rosewood, the image is embossed in silver and watercoloured with Derwent pencils. Then I added some stickles, after the stickles were dry, I added the white embossing enamel as snow.
You can find the challenge HERE. The sentiment is from my stash and I have no clue who made it.
The last thing I did, was adding the score lines. Hope you like this little card!
                                               Till next time, Anja

Friday, November 27, 2015

Snowy grove


Happy Friday! Here is my card for the SGB blog today, you can check it out HERE.
                                                 Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, November 14, 2015

C4C312, buttons and flowers


Happy Saturday! Here is my card for the CRAZIES, this week the challenge is a femine birthday card with buttons on it! So I went with my favourite colour combo for this kind of card, pink and green.
I used some modelling paste with a stencil on the background, after it dried, I sponged on some Tim Holtz bundled sage.
The flowers were cut with the Silhouette and have some picked raspberry sponged on. The greenery is done with various punches.
                  Hope you will check out the challenge and maybe join us? That would be fun!
                                        Till next time, Anja

Friday, November 13, 2015

Masculine card


Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog today, you can check it out HERE
                                    Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, November 7, 2015

C4C311, thank you card

Challenge day over ar the Crazies!  A thank you card in seasonal colours ... I got the first part right, not sure about the second part lol.
Background done with bister, love the look of it. Sentiment from Flourishes , flower from Magenta.
Check out the challenge here:
www.crazy4challenges.blogspot.com
Thanks for looking, Anja

Saturday, October 31, 2015

C4C310, Christmas card

Happy Saturday! I am trying to get this post on Blogger..... The connection is soooo slow, it's frustrating...
Over atcthe Crazies , the challenge this week is Christmas cards , you can check it out:
www.crazy4challenges.blogspot.com
             Take care, Anja

Friday, October 30, 2015

Colour bursts are on the way......


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

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Gelli plate fun

Perfect day for crafting... Gelliplate got some paint on... Added some colourburst with glimmermist and some white enamel.
Branches are white embossed, sentinent from Silhouette.
          Hope you like it, Anja

C4C309, colour challenge


A colour challenge today over at the CRAZIES, you can find it HERE, the colours are green-red-mustard.
With so many beautiful Fall colours outside, I had to make a card with leaves. I embossed them in white and then applied different colours of distress inks. The whole panel is sprayed with a gold glimmermist, its really hard to see in this picture. Sentiment from CTMH, embossed in gold and some gold cord.
                                           Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, October 23, 2015

Hot glue leaf


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

Monday, October 19, 2015

Wedding card with the Silhouette


The Silhouette came to the rescue again....completely forgot to make a wedding card,  had great intentions, lol. So I made this one from the Silhouette store, it took me a while but I love how it turned out.
                                                 Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sketch time, C4C 308!


It's Saturday and it's snowing here!! The flowers keep blooming in my craft room, those Altenew stamps are way to awesome to play with, I had to use them again for the sketch challenge over at the CRAZIES.
Kept my card pretty simple, used some old SU cardstock and added scored lines. The label  is also a punch from SU. Check out what the other Design team members have created to spark your creativity and join us if you like, we would love to have you!
                                                          Till next time, Anja

Friday, October 16, 2015

Scribbled roses


Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog, you can check it out HERE.
                                      Happy Crafting, Anja

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Playing with ink!

Playing with some Impression Obsession stamps.... I could not resist and they wow me away....
I dont know how it can be.... Nice stamps keep coming.... 
So I am enjoying them very much!!
Hope you like it too, Anja

C4C 307, it's costume day!


Saturday means challenge time over at the CRAZIES, this week the challenge is "costume day".
You can find it HERE.
Jessie said clearly that it does not have to be a Halloween costume, lol, which is good because I don't have anything what would come in that category. I could have showed a picture of my kids when they were dressed up but I did not. I had to look hard in my stash, I knew I had this stamp....she is in costume, right?
Coloured the image with Prismacolour pencils and gamsol, the row of tulips is from the Netherlands set from SU, sentiment from Just Rite and the fence from the Silhouette.
                                 It was a challenge for sure, lol! Have a great day, Anja

Friday, October 9, 2015

Inlaid Fall card


Here is my card today for the SGD blog , check it out HERE.
                                              Have a great day, Anja

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Watercolour garden


This was one of the first stamp sets I got, mini watercolour garden from SU. It's been in a drawer for a while....but now I took it out. So inspired by all the beautiful flower cards I see on Pinterest and such. Sentiment is cut with the Silhouette. Just stopping by to say HELLO!
                                               Have a great day, Anja

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Celebrate today!


Recently I came across some beautiful stamps from Altenew, and I fell completely in love!!!!
Beautiful samples can be found at Marika's blog, go on over HERE and see for yourself.
There is lots on Pinterest too.....I cased this card! Planning on CASING a few more....
Sentiment is cut by the Silhouette. Flowers are coloured with Prismacolour pencils and Gamsol.
                                                    Till next time, Anja


Saturday, October 3, 2015

C4C 306 , Halloween treats!



Happy Saturday! Halloween treats this week, this is the challenge over at the CRAZIES.
This is a real challenge for me....I don't really DO Halloween, I do hand out candy to about 3 kids in my neighbour hood and when the kids were younger we would go dressed up around the block, talking to all the neighbours and always came home with soooo much candy. My excuse is, I did not grow up with it, lol. in Holland they don't have Halloween. But I tried, and my silhouette came to the rescue.
A little pillow box with bats on it. Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall card with Viva Decor inka gold


Happy Friday! Here is my card for the SGD blog today, you can check it out HERE.
                                           Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, September 25, 2015

Bokeh technique


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

Friday, September 18, 2015

Stamping with Viva Gold....


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

Saturday, September 12, 2015

For the Grandparents

Challenge time at the Crazies, make a card/project for the grandparents or an older person
I cheated a bit lol, i actually send this card to a person younger than me but I thought it could work for the challenge.....
Our internet is giving me all kinds of trouble and I really hope this post will go up. You can check it out here;
www.crazy4challenges.blogspot.com
Till next time, Anja

Friday, September 11, 2015

Penny Black and Gelatos...


Happy Friday! Here my card today for the SGD blog, check it out HERE.
                  Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Drawing flowers....


Recently I got some adult colouring books, not that I want to colour in them but I like them for showing me how to draw some flowers and such. Honestly, I was never good at drawing, but I can copy.
After I did the flower, coloured it with Derwents , I put some glaze over it and then I did the background with a stencil and some distress inks.
The flower is partly cut out to make the oval overlay fit, sentiment from Taylored expressions.
                                                  Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, August 29, 2015

C4C 301, put a tag on!


Happy Saturday! The challenge today over at the CRAZIES is to put a tag on your card/project.
You can check it out HERE. I searched in my Silhouette library and came across this elegant one and since I needed a card for an egagement, I decided to use it with a shimmery white and gold paper.
The background is a plain piece of white paper, stamped with Versafine and a Cornish Heritage background stamp, I then put perfect pearls on it.Rolled flowers from MFT, some punches and a sentiment from Just Rite. It was hard to get a good picture, too bad you can't see the nice shimmer.
                              Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, August 28, 2015

For you!


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

Saturday, August 22, 2015

C4C300, by the wind...


It's Ride the wind day today, in case you did not know that, so for the challenge over by the CRAZIES we would like you to make a card inspired by wind or something that "rides" on the wind.
Well, I could not resist, lol. As you may know I am from Holland, we immigrated to Canada in 1999 and I am proud to be Canadian now.
The first thing that comes to my mind when thinking about this challenge was a windmill so I made this very Dutch card, hope you like it! The idea of the tile came from Splitcoast. Stamp set from SU, it's called the Netherlands!
                                                          Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, August 21, 2015

For the SGD blog...


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

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Watercoloured poppies

Getting some cards done....so many ideas....this is stamped very lightly then layers of ink from distress ink pads.
Love the effect! Till next time, Anja

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Trying out the MISTI


Hope your summer is going well. We don't take holidays in the summer but I am for sure enjoying some down time stamping and hanging out around the pool.Some of my friends and I all ordered a MISTI, we had a fun day picking it up and now lots of fun using it.
It's very helpful for the stampsets like this one from Hero Arts, where you stamp several layers.
You can click on the link if you would like to find out more about this tool.
It will help you save paper, and heaven forbid that we ran out of paper, lol!
Anyhow, I used it to make this card along with some distress inks, an old French script background from SU and a sentiment ( can't remember the set now).  
                                                 Till next time, Anja

Saturday, August 15, 2015

C4C299, sketch challenge!


Happy Saturday! Third week of the month is sketch challenge over at the CRAZIES.
I made a few changes....the panel with the flower is supposed to be on the left but that did not work for me.
The flower is drawn by me.....well, I have bought an adult colouring book and tried to copy one of the flowers in there.It's coloured with prismacolour pencils and I put Crystal Effects on it. I then cut it out,phew.
Put some peacock feathers ink and tumbled glass ink on a sheet of plastic, spritzed it with water and smooshed it over the oval, cut from Bristol smooth paper. Designer paper came out of my stash, sentiment from Just Rite. I should really use my mini paper pads more often....
                                   Till next time, Anja

Friday, August 14, 2015

Inkagold!


Happy Friday! Here is my card for the SGD blog today! Take care, Anja

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thinking of you!

I had some time to play today....I started out with a piece of hot press watercoloured paper, I inked up the whole piece with Versafine. With painters tape I taped the whole piece down, applied some light blue pan pastels, then I added some blue brusho powder and misted it lightly with water. Then I walked away....that was the hard part, lol. When I came back, I sprayed the whole piece with some pearl glimmermist and let it dry again.
The stamp from Our Daily Bread was stamped with black versafine and embossed with black embossing powder. Some black matting, score lines and a sentiment to finish this card off.
                                                                 Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, August 1, 2015

C4C 297, a happy card!


Saturday means challenge time over at the CRAZIES. I am hoping that Mr. Blogger will work properly, since I am away to the stamping convention in Novi.....happy weekend to me , lol!
The challenge is to make a card with HAPPY on it, I stamped the flowers first, coloured them  with Derwents and put some glaze over them. I then put distress inks with a bit of water on the stencil and put it over top, added the sentiment and some dots.  The stamps and stencil come in a set from Studio490 and is called Darling Daisies. Happy Stamping, till next time, Anja

Friday, July 31, 2015

Row of poppies


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

Saturday, July 25, 2015

C4C296, royal colours


Use royal colours on your card/project, that is the challenge this week over at the CRAZIES.
So I went with purple, started a piece of hot press watercolourpaper with a light wash of shimmery watercolour paints and then added some purple Brusho powder, I used a circular motion with a sponge to get a bit of pattern in there. Go on over and check out what other design team members have created and get inspired! You can join us in this challenge, if you like! Till next time, Anja

Friday, July 24, 2015

In the groove...


Here is my card for the SGD blog today, you can check it out HERE.
Happy summer colours and a fun new tool, till next time, Anja

Saturday, July 18, 2015

C4C295, sketch time!


Third Saturday of the month....sketch time at the CRAZIES. Sketches are a great starter point for me, takes away a lot of guessing, you just follow the sketch, lol. I tried some purple brushos on glossy paper, such a different effect and I was happy with the result.
                                         Till next time, Anja

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Brusho's, prills and stamps


Just playing with some brusho's in my craft room and some new stamps....I put a glossy layer of varnish over top, makes it shiny , really like this effect. Till next time, Anja

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Challenge time......critters...

Happy Saturday! The challenge for the crazies this week is to put a critter in your card....
According to google ducks qualify lol but my youngest son does not think so.
Anyhow , love making this kind off card!
Check it out www.crazy4challenges.blogspot.com
Thanks for looking, Anja