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

Watercolour card class!


Happy Friday! Here my cards for the SGD blog today, you can check out my next class HERE.
                                         Happy crafting, Anja

Saturday, April 22, 2017

C4C382, Let's have coffee!


Happy Saturday! Challenge time over at the CRAZIES. Yesterday was National Tea Day.....the challenge is to make something with tea or coffee.....I wanted to play more with my Tim Holtz stamps and the watercolour look with the flowers so I made the challenge work for me, lol.
I did my flowers in the pots, I don't have a stamp that says anything coffee so I put a sketch pen in my Cameo and printed my own sentiment!
                                        Hope  you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, April 15, 2017

C4C381, sketch challenge!


Third Saturday of the month!! Love the sketch challenge over at the CRAZIES
When I have a sketch to follow, it always helps me and the card comes together a lot quicker.
For this one, I played with the stamps that were on my desk already, the Tim Holtz flowers.
Created a background with distress paints and stamped the flowers in Versafine black, I added some 
wink of Stella for bling. On the big background I used a stencil with distress ink and the sentiment is from MFT. Some Ranger enamel dots and voila.....the card was done!
                                     Happy Easter! Till next time, Anja

Friday, April 14, 2017

Tim Holtz flower card class!


Happy Friday! Here my cards for the SGD blog today, I will be teaching those 2 cards in a class, May 6 from 12.30 till 1.30 at the Komoka Community Center.
You can find details HERE.
                               Happy Easter! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, April 8, 2017

C4C380, birds!


Saturday means it is challenge time over at the CRAZIES. This week it is ZOO LOVER'S DAY.....the great time about being on this design team is, that you can stretch the challenges, lol. That is what I did.....I used chickadees on my card, pretty sure they are in the ZOO too, most likely because they are every where, lol. But I really wanted to play with this set from Local Rubber King, I stamped the birds with distress markers and brushed on a glaze, when that was dry the fun begun....
I stamped, inked,  sprayed, splattered, used inkagold, enamel embossing powder.....and so on.
It was a lot of fun!
                                                     Happy Crafting, Anja

Friday, April 7, 2017

Soft watercoloured card!


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

Saturday, April 1, 2017

C4C379, rainbow challenge!


Happy Saturday! The challenge this week over at the CRAZIES it to use a rainbow or a variety of colours on your card, because April 3 is FIND A RAINBOW DAY!
I started out with a white piece of Neenah and made a rainbow with Tim Holtz distress inks, I then splattered some water spetters on it and stamped the Penny Black flower.
The placement of the sentiment is not my favourite, I did go over it with a sparkle black marker  so IRL it sparkles, lol.
                                 Hope you check out the challenge! Till next time, Anja

Friday, March 31, 2017

Lavender butterfly!


Happy Friday! A Spring card for you today......This is my card for the SGD blog and you can find all the details HERE.
                                       Till next time, Anja

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Miss you Altenew card!


Another Altenew card I made the other day, coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils.
I used a stencil in the background with some shaded lilac distress ink. 
Forgot to share this card here, I hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Sunday, March 26, 2017

C4C378, birthday owl!


Oops, a day late!!! Completely forgot to post my card yesterday for the CRAZIES.
It is Frances' birthday and she adores owls so the challenge is to use owls.
I have this set from Art Impressions, coloured it with Derwent Intense pencils and cut it out, the eyes have glossy accent on them. The designer paper is out of my stash....
                                               Happy Crafting , Anja

Hibiscus birthday card


This card was made for the SGD blog and I forgot to post it....been a busy week. You can find all the details HERE 
I just love creating cards with the Altenew stamps... Hope you like it!
                          Till next time, Anja

Saturday, March 18, 2017

C4C377, sketch challenge!


It is the third Saturday of the month already and that means it is  sketch challenge over at the CRAZIES. They take the guessing out of cardmaking, love a good sketch!
For this card I have used a Stampendous stamp, star lilies, and coloured it with derwent intense metallic pencils. The picture does not really show the shine but it is there. Sentiment out of my stash, I think it is stampendous too. Come on over and check out what the other design team members have created, get inspired and join us if you like!
                                      Till next time, Anja

Friday, March 17, 2017

Bamboo roses


Happy Friday! Oh,how I love Altenew stamps...all of them and they keep coming out with more....
This card is made with the Bamboo Roses , coloured with Derwent Inktense pencils. I fussy cut them out and also some extra leaves, used a clear wink of stella pen to add some shine. The background is done with peeled paint distress ink and a stencil, sentiment from a thank you set from Altenew.
This card is already in the mail to Holland, where we spend a lovely week with family and friends.
                                           Till next time, Anja

Saturday, March 11, 2017

C4C376, flowers and butterflies!


Here my card for the CRAZIES ! Doing this from my phone, so short and sweet, check out the challenge ! Thanks, Anja

Saturday, March 4, 2017

C4C375, World Book Day!


Happy Saturday! Hope Mr. Blogger do as he says he does, lol, I am away on a trip to Holland to visit family. This week was World Book Day and we are asked to use something from a book on your card over at the CRAZIES. I had coloured the flowers earlier, they are from the Hello Sunshine set from Altenew and decided to use a bible verse. This verse is such a great reminder for me.
Flowers were coloured with Derwent inktense pencils and have a layer of shiny medium over them.
                                         Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Saturday, February 25, 2017

C4C374, use your words!


Use your words! Make your sentiment the focal point of your card, that is the challenge today over at the CRAZIES. Recently I bought some YUPO paper, for this card I used some alcohol inks on it, what a game changer! After it dried, the flowers were stamped along the bottom, they are from Altenew, hello sunshine. The sentiment is from the same set, stamped in black, matted on silver, as a final touch, I added different colours of Nuvo drops. 
                                  Hope you like it! Till next time, Anja

Friday, February 24, 2017

Bright and white!


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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

C4C373, sketch challenge!


   
Happy Saturday! Third Saturday of the Month means it is sketch challenge over at the CRAZIES.
I went a little crazy with my Nuvo drops......Flower is from Altenew, coloured with derwent inktense pencils and cut out. designer paper out of my never ending stash, sentiment from MFT.
After I coloured the flowers, I put a layer of medium gloss varnish on, it gives them a nice shine.
Hop on over and check out what the other design team members have created, and join us or get insprired!  Thanks for stopping by, Anja
                                          

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Purple Altenew flower!


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

Saturday, February 11, 2017

C4C372, cupcake birhday!


Challenge time over at the CRAZIES today, with Valentine's day around the corner the challenge today is to use food/dining  related theme  on your card and the colour red.
I had to think hard what to use, since you can not really eat flowers, lol. In one of my drawers I found this cupcake stamp, I think it was from the $1 bin at Michaels , I stamped it, coloured it with Prismacolour pencils, cut it  out and glittered it up. Some different shapes of Nestabilities, stars and a sentiment from Penny Black. Come and join us at the challenge or get inspired by the design team members! Hope you like it, Anja 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Fluttering by!


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

Saturday, January 28, 2017

C4C370, squirrel card!


It's Saturday and that means challenge time over at the CRAZIES!
This week we are asked to make a card with squirrels on it....my Cameo helped me out with those cute animals. Treestamp is from Inkadinkadoo stamped with markers and then blended out with some water. Paper out of my BIG stash.
                                     Hope you like it, Anja

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sketch challenge C4C369


Third week of the month means Sketch challenge over at the CRAZIES. You can find the details HERE. It is hard to see the wave border behind the rectangle panel, the circles are cut with the Silhouette, sentiment from MSE and paper......out of my stash....
I was going for the circle look, lol, Till next time, Anja

Saturday, January 14, 2017

C4C368, welcome to the neighbourhood!


Welcome to this challenge of the CRAZIES! Create something for a NEW HOME, anything for in the house or for a new house or  with something that makes you think of a new home.
I used an old stamp from Clear Dollar stamsp and watercoloured the house and cut a circle diecut, the trees are from Inkadinkado. I stamped with distress inks and  blended it out with a wet brush.
Not sure about the spelling on the card...must be American?  Who knows, English is my second language so I could be so wrong.
                                             Hope you like it, till next time, Anja

Friday, January 13, 2017

Altenew Thank you card!


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