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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Get well soon card

This card is for a friend who had surgery last week.
I have coloured the flowers with twinkling H2O's, Tombo markers and some stickles.
Simple and quick, flowers and bling, all done.
Have a wonderful Sunday, Anja

Deze kaart is voor een vriendin die vorige week geopereerd is.
De bloemen zijn gekleurd met twinkling H2O's, tombo stiften en een beetje stickles. Simpel en snel, bloemen en bling, zo klaar.
Fijne zondag en bedankt voor het kijken, Anja

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Not a good picture

The picture for this card didn't turn out good, it is too late in the afternoon ,
I think. It's a card for an engagement and IRL it really sparkles, and the black ribbon is nice but if I look at this picture I don't like it.
There are stickles on the flowers.
Oh well, good thing it's not the other way around.
Maybe I'll try again tomorrow, have a nice evening and thanks for looking, Anja
De foto van deze kaart is niet zo goed, ik denk dat het al te laat in de middag is. Het is een kaart voor een verloving en "in het echt" glittert tie en is het zwarte lintje gewoon goed , als ik naar deze foto kijk vind ik de kaart helemaal niet mooi.
Nou ja, gelukkig is het niet andersom. Misschien probeer ik het morgen nog een keer.
Fijne avond en bedankt voor het kijken, Anja

Friday, November 28, 2008

Soft, cool colours for SC 204

This is the card I have made for Sketch challenge 204 from Splitcoast.
Soft colours, makes me think of spring but we are far away from that.
I really like the card, hope you do too.
There are some crystal stickles in the middle of the flowers but it's hard to see in the picture. I have a busy day ahead so this is a short post. Have a good day and thanks for looking, Anja

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Embossed trees

First of all if you're American, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Enjoy this special day!
Here it's a regular day.
I need a masculine birthday card and this is all I can think of.
has some nice embossed trees in some of her cards with 2 colours and I thought I was gonna try is easy to do and it really turns out just have to keep the 2 colours apart and not use the same tray if you haven't emptied it yet.
I didn't do that so I ended up with 2 colours mixed, copper and brown, so when I finally decided I wanted my trees embossed on the kiwi kiss paper I used this mix. It took me a while to make the card, and I still think there is something missing or maybe there is too much green on the card. Anyway it is as it is and this card will be in the mail tomorrow.
Hope to be back soon to share another card, thanks for looking, Anja

Monday, November 24, 2008

Two similar cards

Two very similar cards today,
same colours, same idea.
I have used my CB borders along the side with some liquid pearls on top.
Both of those cards need to go in the mail today......
since I made them in time I better get at it.
My friend and I are making a hot lunch today for
3 "old" Dutch ladies, I don't think they visit my blog, they probably don't like it when we call them old. Anyway we did this last year and had a great time, so I am taking a turn today.
It's amazing what you can learn from those ladies who went through so much and came to Canada when immigrating meant, you were probably never gonna see your family again, no email and such things.
So I am off to the kitchen to prepare some things, have a nice day and thanks for looking,Anja

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Another old favourite

I needed a baby girl card and didn't have one in my stash so I quickly made this card. The picture isn't the greatest, sorry, it's getting dark so early, hard to take good pictures.
This card is cased, but I don't remember who to give credit, it's been a while I made this sketch, and I probably have used it , but never taken a picture.
So it was quick and easy and pink!! Perfect for a baby girl.
I am working on another card, I will post it tomorrow, have a wonderful day and thanks for looking, Anja

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Two challenges....ssnotime62 and WSC67.

Today I have two cards to share with you, the one is from yesterday but it was too late to take a picture.
The baby card is done for the challenge from Sharon, you had to stamp on ribbon, check it out at
I had never stamped on ribbon other than the twill ribbon, so I have learned something new,
it goes really well if you use Stazon.
Since I didn't want to use black in a baby card, I used this blue and worked with it.
I even tried a little bit of paper piercing with the little shirt.
The birthday card is done for Beate's weekend challenge,, I just love this SU stampset Upsy Daisy. The colours are old olive, riding red hood and so saffron. I had to add something sparkling and it had to be the right colour.....all I had was those green little Hero flowers, I think the stamp is made to put
the sentiment in the right top corner but that was not the sketch. I also put a little bit of Chrystal stickles on the flowers, just enough to make it sparkle.
It is snowing here again so I am not going anywhere other than my kitchen and hopefully my stamproom and I am quite content that way, have a nice day and thanks for looking, Anja

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A week without stamping.......

No stamping for a week, wow, I am a bad blogger!!
But I did get 32 pages of scrapbooking done and I am very happy about that.
So after cleaning up from the scrapbook weekend, I finally made a card today.
I have combined CC 192 and Beate's sketch from last week.
The flower stamp is from Hero and the sentiment from SU.
I am pleased with this card, hope that I didn't lose all of you!
Planning to be back tomorrow, have a great evening, Anja

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Baja breeze and old olive

Here is my card for today, I was playing with some colour combo's and came up with baja breeze and olive, I am sure I am not the first one to do this but I like the colours together.
French script is stamped on the background, the flowers in olive and I have coloured the centre with a silver stardust pen.
A MS butterfly and some bling under the sentiment, a ribbon and all done.
I will not be posting till Monday as I am leaving tomorrow morning for our scrapbook weekend, I am so excited!!
Tonight we are going to see Allan Jackson and our corn is off, believe me,
those 2 things make my DH really happy.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nothing new to share

This is a hectic week at my house and that means not a lot of stamping time, and I am going away for the weekend with the ladies from church, a scrapbookweekend, as you can tell, all about me.........
So I am sharing a card with you that I have made a while ago, flowers, olive green and pink, the ribbon looks way better IRL.
This is a quick and easy card to make, hope you like it, have a great day, Anja

Monday, November 10, 2008

Just a simple card

The card I am sharing with you today is a simple sympathy card with the new kiwi kiss and black.
You will not believe how long it took to make of those cards, you start with one thing and then try something else, you end up with a mess in your space and if you're lucky your card will be done, now I should make a few more of those to make up for the lost time. I think it will be nice in a different colour combo too.
My plan was to make a card with Taylor's challenge,
but my stamp time is over for today, maybe tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good day, Anja

Saturday, November 8, 2008

VSHR5, please turn your head!

Sketch challenge number 5 , I cann't get the picture up right,grrrrrrrr
It is the right way in the VSHR gallery, hope that helps.
This one is for Julee, she really inspires me!!!
The dp is Basic Grey, SU chocolate chip and kiwi kiss
and the stampset is from VERVE.
Have a good night and thanks for looking, Anja

VSHR4, pink, kiwi and riding red hood.

For this card I have used the new in colours from SU, the new pink, kiwi and riding red hood. I made 2 cards like this and the other one had fake stitching around the flowers but I have sent it away already and the computer wouldn't take the memory card from my one camera.............grrrr,

so I made another picture with my Rebel and the computer was being nice to me. Anyway, enough complaining, when I looked for a colour combo at SCS I never thought I would put those colours together but I love it.

The bird is a Martha Stewart punch and the saying is from VERVE stamps!!

Now I am off to my kitchen and start dinner preparations, we are having company tonight, then some cleaning and while I am doing that I can think about sketch number 5.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, November 7, 2008

VSHR3, the third Verve sketch

The third sketch already, too much fun!
For this sketch I have used a cute stamp from snag 'm stamps and coloured the image with twinkling H2O's and a little bit of stickles.
The sentiment is from Verve stamps.
I am happy with this card, love this colour combo.
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja

Thursday, November 6, 2008


For the second sketch from Julee,,

I used one of my old favourite SU stamps, coloured on it with markers.

There are some crystal Stickles on the flowers, the picture doesn't do the card justice but I cann't seem to get a better one.

I have to run for an appointment, thanks for looking, Anja

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

VSHR1, another challenge!!

Another Christmas card, this is the first year I have made so many different designs, usually I pick one or two and work with them.
This one is done with a really old SU set, I think it is called Holiday Peace, but I am not sure, for the challenge from Julee, VSHR1, check it out
The dp is from Basic Grey, artichoke and bravo burgundy from SU.
It's a quick and simple card, I like it, around the scalloped circle I have used liquid pearls.
Thanks for looking, Anja

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mojo Monday challenge #59

Another nice sketch from Julee, she is posting a ton of fun stuff,
I am convinced now that there is not enough time in a day!!
For this card I used some flowers I bought a while ago, the pink came from my stash and the celery piece is done with the CB dots, sentiment from SU, some black ribbon, silver brads and stickles, easy pie.
The funky circles/flowers are from a really cheap set I found at Walmart.
I love this colour combo and the sketch is for one you want to save.
Thanks for looking and have a good day, Anja

Beate's weekend challenge,WSC64

This card is done for Beate's weekend challenge, you can look it up at
She also posted another challenge today, looks like fun too.
I am hoping for some time to stamp today.
The snowflake is a CB cut and emboss die, really easy to do.
Sentiment from SU and the rest is pretty basic and probably done before.
It is a fairly simple card to make so I might make a couple more.
Is it just me, that I always think that there will be enough time??
Oh well, the good thing is that there is never a boring moment!
The weather is beautiful again, so while I go for a walk I can think about the next card.
Hope to share it later with you, have a wonderful day, Anja

Monday, November 3, 2008

A fall card with buttons, ssnotime59

For the challenge from Sharon at

you had to make a fall card with buttons.

This is my take on it.

I also did a sympathy card like this one, without the buttons and gold stickles on the leaves.

You cann't really see the stickles in the picture but they blend in

nicely with the gold cord through the buttons.

The weather is so nice now, after all that rain we had last night and today.

Let's enjoy it while we can, before we know the snow will be flying again, thanks for looking and have a good day, Anja

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Quick baby card

Last night I did realize that I needed a baby boy card for church this morning, so I quickly made this one.
I am sure something like this is been done before, but I do like how it turned out and I am planning to make another one with celery and barely banana so that it can be for boy or girl.
The fall card is still in just isn't working for me, oh well,
we are going for a walk to enjoy the nice weather.
Hope you get a change too, thanks, Anja

Saturday, November 1, 2008

An old favourite

Today I am sharing this card with you, I have made it a long time ago but since I wasn't a blogger then I have never shared it.
I still like it and I actually made another one today.
My "new" card for today is still in pieces on my desk........
hopefully I can finish it soon.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, Anja