Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dora's digi team card!



Oh my, I am so out of cardmaking....life got in the way, with an unexpected trip to Holland to see my Dad who was in the hospital. I also got a new phone.....and the blogger app does not work anymore....what?? 
Anyhow, I finally figured it out, only a couple days late.....
This card I made for Dora's digi design team, you can find the post HERE
Theme is BIRDS
I used my coloursoft pencils to colour the image and some dp out of my big stash.
Here are the numbers of the pencils: C 700- 530 -480 - 640 - 580 - 540 - 670 - 710
Hope  you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, November 25, 2017

C4C413, a Christmas card


Happy Saturday! Since I had my AI stamps out anyway, I created this card which I made into a Christmas card for the CRAZIES.
The challenge this week is to make a Christmas card, read all about it HERE
                                        Hope you enjoy this! Till next time, Anja

Friday, November 24, 2017

Soft Art Impressions card


Watercolouring is so relaxing, easy and a lot of fun with the stamps from Art Impressions.
The possibilities are endless...So that is what I did yesterday, I made this card after I found some inspiration on Pinterest, you don't have to invent the wheel, lol.
                                   Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Poppy card for Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row, 
That mark our place, and in the sky, 
The larks, still bravely singing, fly, 
Scarce heard amid the guns below. 

We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, 
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields. 

Take up our quarrel with the foe! 
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high! 
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Today it is Remembrance Day, a day where we honour and remember all of those who have died for our freedom. The biggest thank you is not enough!
At the Crazies we are asked to make a card with a poppy, and this is the one I did.
Coloured with derwent coloursoft and a background with pumice stone and a stencil. A border die and a mat of gray on a red card.
                            Hope you will take for Remembrance Day today, till next time, Anja

Friday, November 10, 2017

My card for Dora!/Mijn kaart voor Dora


Today I am sharing my card for Dora's digi design team, you can find it HERE
The theme this month is :everything allowed, so that was easy for me, I picked a flower digi stamp.
Coloured it with derwent coloursoft pencils, I will list the numbers at the end, a background with a stencil and some dots, a diecut, sentiment on SU label and some bling.
We woke up to a couple of centimeters of snow this morning and it is like minus 8, I guess all the flowers are dead now.
                                               Hope you like my card, till next time, Anja


Goedemorgen! Vandaag laat ik mijn kaart zien voor het design team van Dora digi's, HIER kun je alle info vinden.
Het thema is: Alles mag  Dat was geen moeilijke keuze voor mij, ik koos "zomaar een bloem" en kleurde deze met derwent coloursoft potloden. De nummers zal ik aan het eind geven.
Ik gebruikte een stencil voor de achtergrond met wat stippels, de happy birthday is gestempeld op een SU punch. Een paar sequinces voor wat bling, ik vond een pakje met verschillende maten.
Vanochtend werden we wakker met een paar centimeter sneeuw en het is min 8....denk dat al onze bloemen in de tuin het nu wel gehad hebben.
                                                                 Groetjes uit Ontario, Anja

Derwent coloursoft:C400  C450  C280  C230  C270  C250
Zomaar een bloem - digi stamp

Saturday, October 21, 2017

C4C408, sketch challenge!


Challenge time over at the CRAZIES. This week we have a sketch challenge, always love a good sketch, takes a lot of guessing out of your cardmaking. I made a panel of dr. Phil Martins hydrus watercolors and some 91% of alcohol, you put some of the concentrated watercolors on a piece of bristol smooth and then with a syringe add some alcohol, great effect, I think!
After I cut the 4 rectangles , out of the leftovers I used a Marianne die for the butterfly and I put some iridescent medium on it to make it sparkle. Sentiment is from MSE, the oval is a die too.
                                     Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, October 14, 2017

C4C407, it is National Dessert Day!!


Did you know that it is National Dessert Day today? We all get to enjoy dessert today, no calories count on this day, ENJOY!!! Over at the CRAZIES we are celebrating this day by using some sort of dessert or anything related to it on our card.
I digged up this cupcake set from Inkadinkadoo, coloured it with pencils, cut them out and put a layer of iridescent medium over it, so now they sparkle! Some dp papers out of another stash were used and some bling. Hope you like this bright and colourful card!
                                            Till next time, Anja

Friday, October 13, 2017

Penny Black chrismas card


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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Digital stamps from Dora!!

Today I am posting a card with a digital stamp from Dora, she lives in the Netherlands and she can draw beautifully, some of her images are turned into digital stamps. You can check it out HERE
Dora asked me to be part of her design team....of course I said YES, I love to do that!!
This month the theme is winter and I am using her image for this card. It is called blue chicadee with pine cone.Coloured with derwent colorsoft pencils and a for the background I used a stencil with a clarity brush with some antique linen distress ink from Tim Holtz. I also added some chunky, white enamel powder as snow.
First I coloured the bird and then I put a thin layer of glossy accents on it, when that is dry, I make the background.
Looking forward to play more with Dora's stamps, the best part of digi stamps....they don't take up any room in my packed craft room, lol.
Here is a list of the numbers from the pencils:
670  710  400 580  500  640  510  720  530  520  010  650
                              Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Hallo Allemaal,
Hier dan mijn eerste creatie voor Dora! Erg leuk om met haar stempels te gaan werken. Je kunt alle info  HIER vinden.
Ik woon in Ontario,  Canada op een boerderij en maak al zo'n 15 jaar kaarten, blijf het leuk vinden.
Deze kaart is met de pimpelnees en denneappel stamp en ingekleurd met derwent colorsoft potloden, nadat ik klaar was met kleuren, heb ik een laagje glossy accents aangebracht, toen dat droog was, heb ik een stencil gebruikt met een kwast van clarity wat inkt aangebracht van Tim Holtz, antique linen.
De nummers van de potloden zijn als volgt:
670  710  400 580  500  640  510  720  530  520  010  650
Ik heb ook wat chunky enamel poeder gebruikt, wat hard wordt als je het embost.
                                       Hoop dat jullie hem leuk vinden! Groetjes, Anja




Saturday, October 7, 2017

C4c406, World Card Making Day!


Today is world Card making Day!! That means I get to play all day, lol. That is not gonna happen but a girl can dream...For the challenge over at the CRAZIES, we are asked to make a card , just have fun!!I am sharing a baby card with you where I used my Silhouette. The background is done with a stencil from Tim Holtz and the clarity brushes, very light blue, it does not show up well in the picture and some stamped dots in the corners with green and gray. The stars and sentiments are all done with the cameo, some nuvo drops to finish it off.
                             Hope you get to play today! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, September 30, 2017

C4C405, inspired by a photo!


Challenge time over at the CRAZIES today, sorry to have missed last week....I had a plan...
This week there is a picture to inspire us, we are asked to use a cake or the colour combo mint/aqua, coral, gold with white or ivory.... I used an Altenew stamp, heat embossed in gold and coloured with Derwent colorsoft pencils. I am also using this card for the last day of the color challenge from the daily marker.

                            Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, September 22, 2017

Art Impressions card


Happy Friday! Here my card today for the SGD blog where you can find the details.
I am also using it for Day 22 for the 30 day color challenge!
                          Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, September 16, 2017

C4C404, sketch challenge!/Colorchallenge day 16


Today I am combining 2 challenges, the sketch challenge from the CRAZIES and the 30 day color challenge. The flower is from the garage sale, no clue what brand, coloured with tombo's, sentiment from Altenew. Trying to use some of the mini pads of paper I have.....it will be a long time before I use that all, lol.
                                             Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, September 9, 2017

C4C402, use glitter!


Challenge time over at the CRAZIES! Use glitter on your card/project! I love glitter, not so much the stuff in a jar, I like it better contained, lol. For this card, I used a piece of glitter cardstock for matting. I painted the (unknown) flower with twinkling H2O's and put stickles over top. The background is make with Dr.Phil's watercolors, stamp  from Hero Arts.
                                         Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, September 8, 2017

Day 8 and my card for SGD.


Today I used this card for the SGD blog and also for the color challenge! It is a simple watercolored background and the flowers and sentiment are heat embossed with a shiny purple embossing powder!
                                              Hope you like it, Anja

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Day 7!


Another Magenta stamp card, this time coloured with Derwent colorsoft pencils.
After I coloured the image, I put a layer of glossy medium over it so that I could make the background with distress ink, after it dried.
                                         I' ll be back soon, Anja

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Day 5 and 6



Forgot to post my card here yesterday, so day 5 and 6 today.
The top card is a background made with left over Phil Martins watercolours and some distress oxide ink through a stencil, stamps from Unity.
The bottom card is a Magenta flower stamp, sentiment from MFT, watercolored with Tombos.
Border die from Creative Expressions.
                                                   Till next time, Anja

Monday, September 4, 2017

Day 4, back to flowers!


For day 4, I coloured up this image from Flourishes, well, it ended in my trash....then I took it out and kind off fixed it by re doing the bigger flowers....After colouring, I put a layer of medium gloss over all the images and made the background with distress ink, tumbled glass.
Sentiment is from MSE. The flower stamp is again in my bag from the garage sale....it is a big bag, lol!
                                          Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Day 3!

The third day of the challenge and only flowers in the background, lol
Main stamp from Crafty Impressions, yup, another garage sale stamp.
The other stamps used are from Tim Holtz. Till next time, Anja

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Day 2 of the challenge!

My card for day 2 of the challenge.
This is a Magenta stamp, sentiment from MFT
This flower was also in my garagesale shopping bag, more flowers to come, lol
Tombos used to colour
See you tomorrow! Anja

C4C401. the last bit of summer..


Welcome to the challenge from the CRAZIES
It is September and it is sunny up here but pretty cool....you can smell autumn....
The challenge today is to make a card with a summer/nautical theme. I got this Art Impressions stamp at a garage sale and coloured it up for this challenge. An embossed background and some twine to finish the card off. Hope you like it!
                                        Till next time, Anja

Friday, September 1, 2017

The 30 day coloring challenge!



A new 30 day coloring challenge started today, the 8th one, you can find all the details HERE
(I always spell colouring this way, this language thing confuses me,lol, English is my second language so that might explain it, guess I was doing it the Canadian way)
I really wanna do this, I have a bunch of "new to me" stuff  on my desk from previous garage sales and some brand new stamps from SGD....I need to play! 
You will see a lot of different flowers, lol! The background on this card was made with distress inks, I learned this over at the Daily Marker blog, never thought of doing the background first, great idea!!
The big flower is from Hero Arts, butterfly from Penny Black, little flowers from Altenew, sentiment from Just Rite. I have used my Tombo's to watercolor the flowers, I always used watercolor paper but today I tried it in Bristol smooth, worked like a charm. Some sequins and clear wink of  Stella to finish the card off. Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Monday, August 28, 2017

Just playing!


How I love to make cards like this! I started out with this flower from Art Impressions stamped on watercolour paper.....and then I just played. With inks, stencils, clarity brushes, deep red stamps, dots, oxide inks, glossy accents.....The sentiment is from Altenew.
When I put the glossy accents on the flower, it did not go smoothly...almost threw it out but kept going.  Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, August 26, 2017

C4C400, hello sunshine!


A bright and cheerful card today! This is for the challenge over at the CRAZIES
We are asked to make a back to school card/to cheer some one up card.
I choose to make a cheerful card, sure happy to be back in my craft room, I found this stamp set in the Dollar store, since I love flowers, it ended up in my basket, lol. Sentiment is from Altenew.
The flowers are coloured with distress inks and then I put a glossy coat over it before I made the background and splattered some chlorine on it, be careful , that stuff is not really meant to be used in your craft area.
Some nuvo drops in the center of the flowers, a strip of shiny tape and a piece of dp out of my stash...
                               Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, August 25, 2017

Flower lanterns


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

Friday, August 4, 2017

Penny Black flower in the misti


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

Saturday, July 29, 2017

C4C396, sunset Birthday wishes.


Happy Saturday! Challenge time over at the CRAZIES. This week the challenge is:
According to the days of the year Calendar today is International Tiger Day. Create a card using the colours Orange, Black and White for your theme.

I cut out the animals with my Cameo, and make de background with distress inks and some stampscape stamps. Not sure, from which set the sentiment is...... I have so many, lol.
I know you all understand, lol
Hope you check out the challenge, happy crafting!
                                       Till next time, Anja



Friday, July 28, 2017

Simple watercoloured card


Here my card for the SGD blog today, you can find all the details HERE.
                               Till next time, Anja

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Altenew flowers!


On Sunday afternoon I spend some time colouring with Derwent colorsoft pencils, playing with Altenew stamps, ink, stencils, die, dots..........so relaxing! After I coloured my flowers, I worked on the background, at first I was afraid to "mess" it up, lol, but I think it added so much more depth and I am happy with the result. This card is for a friend, who has her 80th birthday coming up, she is an amazing lady.
                                                   Till next time, Anja

Saturday, July 22, 2017

C4C395, relaxing Summer days!


Challenge day over at the CRAZIES, it is Hammock Day today and we are asked to create a card with relaxation in mind.First of all , making cards is relaxing, lol!  Spending time in nature is something that will also relax me for sure. I am so lucky to live on a farm and we even have our own little bush, and a cabin with a creek.
It is close to home, so we will go there for walks with the dogs and have a coffee.
For my card today, I used the birds from Impression Obsession. I started out with the water, with oil pastels, then I used distress inks, and a variety of Art Impression and Stampscapes stamps. Sentiment is from Hero Arts. Making this card was also a relaxing time!! Love this hobby!
                                          Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, July 21, 2017

Stencil birthday card


Happy Friday! Have you tried the Clarity brushes yet? A set of 4 super soft brushes, so easy to use, to get ink on with no lines or smudges, a great look with no effort. For my card today, I used some mini stencils from Tim Holtz, set number 25, with two Tim Holtz distress inks, iced spruce and worn lipstick. For the main big panel, you will find that your stencil is not big enough to cover it at one time, but I just move it around till a get full coverage, do not worry about over lapping,it will look great. After I ink up the brush , I just put the first few strokes on a scrap piece, and after that, I go back and forth where I want the colour, no lines, no smudges, you will love it!
The sentiment is from the Tulip set from Altenew, I stamped it a couple of times with Versafine black and the mini misti. Some Nuvo drops, because I could not resist, lol.
                   Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Saturday, July 15, 2017

C4C394, sketch challenge!


Happy Saturday! Today is the third Saturday of the month, and that means it is sketch challenge time over at the CRAZIES. This stamp is new to me, a garage sale find, but it is an older HERO arts stamp. Coloured with derwent inktense pencils, sentiment also from Hero Arts. Some yellow Nuvo drops and ribbon to finish the card off.
                                                   Happy Crafting! Till next time, Anja

Friday, July 14, 2017

Penny Black Birthday card!


Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog today, you can find all the details HERE
                                Till next time, Anja

Friday, July 7, 2017

Hero Arts sympathy card


Happy Friday! Today I am sharing a sympathy card with you on the SGD blog.
No fun to send them out but they are part of life.
You can find all the details HERE.
                                         Till next time, Anja

Saturday, July 1, 2017

C4C392, happy retirement!


Happy 1st of July, HAPPY 150th CANADA DAY!!! My family is so grateful  that we came to this great country in 1999, since then we all have become Canadians!
Sharing this card with you for the CRAZIES, the challenge is to make a card/project with something that you could see in a park......Our garden looks like a park and it's a joy to all of us.
I used my Art Impressions stamps to create this little scene, more something for a garden than a park, lol. Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, June 23, 2017

Delicate Silhouettes!


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

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Altenew tulips!


Oops, I forgot to post this card here, it was made for the SGD blog last Friday.
Tulips and sentiment are from Altenew, when I saw the tulips I had to have them, lol, after all I am Dutch.
Card is pretty simple and as you might see, I messed up on the leaves so I added some marker and cut out the tulips.
                                              Have a great day, Anja

Saturday, June 17, 2017

C4C390, sketch challenge


This Saturday is the third one of the month and that means it is sketch challenge time over at the CRAZIES.
The flower from Magnolia is heat embossed in gold and I played with  my Derwent inktense pencils, trying out some different things than I usually do. The panel with the flower is partly cut out and I added some dew drops to it. Sentiment from Just Rite. Please come on over and see what the other design team members have created and get inspired or join us in the challenge.
                                                Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja
                               

Saturday, June 3, 2017

C4C388, repeat day!


Well, it is defenitely REPEAT day for me.....for one or another reason, blogger signed me out and for the life of me,,,,,,I could not get back in....Somehow, I did work again, grrr.
The challenge over at the CRAZIES is to repeat something 3 times on  your card and I used the butterflies. Flower from Penny Black, coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils.
                           Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, June 2, 2017

Altenew card class!


Happy Friday! Here my card for the SGD blog today, you can find the details HERE.
This is one of the four cards from a card class next week at SGD. If you are interested in the class, you can sign up HERE
                                                Happy Crafting, Anja

Saturday, May 27, 2017

C4C387, summer is coming!


Happy Saturday, a new challenge over at the CRAZIES. We are asked to make a card/project that reminds you of the summer since school will be out soon...
We love to go to our little cabin and enjoy some quiet time and watch nature. This image from Rosewood reminds me of that. Background sponged with distress inks, sentiment from Hero Arts.
                                Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, May 26, 2017

Soft thinking of you!


Happy Friday! Here is my card for the SGD blog today, love how this card turned out!
You can find all the details HERE.
                                        Till next time, Anja

Saturday, May 20, 2017

C4C386, sketch challenge!


Happy Saturday! It's the third Saturday of the month and that means it is sketch challenge time over at the CRAZIES.
I took the liberty to change the sketch a bit, lol, you are free to do so if you need or want to, as long as you have fun creating!
The sketch had a circle in the middle but that did not work for me so I changed it to a square.
Stamps are from Art Impressions and Tim Holtz,  I stamped with markers and blended it out with a damp brush to get a watercoloured look. Sentiment from MFT, butterflies from Martha Stewart, and some neptune Nuvo drops. The panel on the left is embossed.
                                      Hope you like it, Anja

Friday, May 19, 2017

Let your dreams take flight!


Here my card for the SGD blog today, you can find the details HERE
                                            Till next time, Anja

Saturday, May 6, 2017

C4C384, Altenew thank you!


Today is challenge time over at the CRAZIES. This week was Nurse appreciation day so we are asked to make a thank you card.
I used the Altenew stamps, made a background with metallic gliding stuff, can't think of the nake now, lol and coloured the flowers with Derwent Inktense pencils.
I will be teaching this card at SGD, in an Altenew class June 6!
                                            Hope you like it , till next time, Anja

Friday, May 5, 2017

Tim Holtz flowers!


Happy Friday! Here my cards for the SGD blog today, you can find all the details HERE
Tomorrow I will be teaching this class and there is still room for you!
                                         Happy crafting on this rainy day, Anja