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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cool ride

Wouldn't it be nice to go for a ride in this cool car from Clear Dollar Stamps?
Maybe not in the winter but I would love to do that in the summer. I was inspired for this card by a card on the blog from Clear Dollar Stamps, another old timer was coloured in those colours and I really liked it. The colours from those cars were so different than what we are used to nowadays. I have also used some borders from Cuttlebug, hard to see in the picture.
Thanks for looking, Anja

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy New Year

When I was typing this post I got a nice phone just the card got posted.
Anyway, I did it again, I forgot to send a Christmas card to some people........every year you think you are not gonna forget I made some Happy New Year cards with this cute snowman stamp. We finally got some snow here and today it looks rather nasty outside and the roads are very slippery. I think this was the first green Christmas for us here in Canada, nice for driving but it looked, let's say, interesting.
Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #50

Two posts in one day! The snow keeps coming down and I am really enjoying myself in my craft room/space.
This picture doesn't do the card justice but I can't get it any better.
The card is for a 50th wedding anniversary and for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge,
you can check it out here
I wanted to use the pearls but also the old silver accents, this is a square card and it's busy but I like it. When using the Just Rite stamps I seem to be in an all elegant style mood, it's too bad the picture isn't the greatest, the card looks way better IRL.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all of you!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

More Just Rite......

Those new Just Rite stamps makes you want to try different things, I am having a lot of fun with them. Getting some punches out of the drawers and such stuff.
I especially love it that the stamps go so well with the Nestabilities. Anyway, I am back to the kitchen to prepare for tomorrow...
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #49

I was looking at other people's blog and found this sweet challenge, you can look it up here:

Since I got some new Just Rite stamps I decided to play, so much fun!

Love how this card turned out, the colours are so sharp together and the Just Rite stamps........

really like them. I have no trouble liking any "new" thing for me, LOL!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Some last Christmas cards

I have to admit that I did not make all my Christmas cards this year....... I have made some, as much as I could and the rest came out of a box. Since I needed a few more , I made a couple of this kind and now I am all done, just in time! I had decided that as much as I love cardmaking, I don't need the stress! Maybe I should start earlier or make them in the summer as I used to do a few years back, oh well, Christmas isn't about the cards!

Have a great day, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Monday, December 21, 2009

More cards.....

This is the "masculine" card to go in the set for my friend, the idea for this card is not from myself. My DH got a card like this and I have used her idea to make this one (thanks Jeannette).
Pink, green, flowers and bling.....all the things I really like, hope she likes it too.

Christmas preparations are on it's way, presents are wrappes and the grocery list is being made.

I am not looking forward to go to the grocery store this week, but I shouldn't complain, I am blessed that we can do so.
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy times!

The dinner table is full again at our house!! And I am so enjoying these times!
On top of that I had some stamping time, so much fun! This card is one of a set of 3 for a friend, she has asked me to make a couple of sets of cards and of course I said yes.
The flowers are from a set of Nestabilities, I had them for a while but didn't really use them, till I got the idea of inking them up when the die is still in, I know, the package says that you can do that..... So now you can have any colour you need, I was impressed with myself LOL!
Hope you are all enjoying this special time of the year, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jet lag is wearing off......

The jet lag is wearing always takes me a couple of days to get back in to my routine.
This card took me forever....such a simple card but I couldn't do it. I was afraid I left my creativity in Holland.
We had a wonderful trip, way to short but we knew that. We had a great time with family and friends, enjoyed every minute and ate way too much. Now it's good to be home again.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Anja

Monday, December 7, 2009

Masculine card

This is a card from last week, didn't think I made a picture but apparently I did.
The tree has flowersoft on it, and the church is stamped twice and popped up.
For me it's an okay card, oh well, it is as it is, take care, Anja

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Don't forget to head over to Scrapping Great Deals today, for the one year anniversary!!!
Check it out here:
I will miss all the fun, but you can go, door prizes, make and takes, even a Cricut to win,
all day between 10AM and 5PM. Have fun, Anja

Friday, December 4, 2009

Quick Christmas card

Such a quick Christmas card, some paper from Basic Grey, Nestabilities and brads, so easy.
I like the colour combo, hope you are having a great day, Anja

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


On Saturday it's the one year anniversary from Scrapping Great Deals in Komoka!!!!
It's gonna be such a fun day, make and takes, prizes to win, even a Cricut!!!!
A whole day of fun , and I get to miss it, make sure you don't!!!
Check it out here:
Take care, Anja

A cased shaker card

My first shaker card, or I think it is, I bought those handy things, don't know how you call them but they make it very easy to make a shaker card. Oh and the idea of the card is not mine, I have made a few changes and I am happy with it.
Today I am getting ready to leave for our trip to Holland, I have 2 more cards to show you so I have scheduled them to appear over the next couple of days, if blogger is nice to us.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, I'll be back in a week, Anja

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Simple blanc card

Cleaning up my craft room I came across some pre cut pieces and I decided to make a card with them. So the cards is done, room still messy.
It's a very simple card and it will go in my box.
Enjoy your day, Anja

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

More Penny Black

Another Penny Black card, it's getting boring, I know, and yes, coloured again with the
prismacolour pencils and Gamsol. I didn't really know that Gamsol was a very dangerous liquid but apparently it is.I did take a sniff, pfff!
The ribbon looks a different colour than IRL. This card will go to a friend with a meal for her and her family, she just had surgery so we need to spoil her.
The sun is out so I am gonna go for my powerwalk, take care and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cute Penny Black

Stepping out of my box, trying to, I love the stamps from Penny Black, I have some sets, and most of them are not even inked up yet......Since I have so much fun colouring (very relaxing and keeping me out of trouble) with Tombo's and Prismacolour pencils I am drawn to those sets more and more. This card is done with the pencils. I had to put the (boring) gray on the card other wise it was too much for me LOL, and now I am quite pleased with the card. Again a few stickles, some ribbon and a couple of flowers and no sentiment.
Hope you are all having a great day, thanks for looking, Anja

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Clearly Inspired Challenge 2

For the Clearly Inspired Challenge 2 ,, I have made this card.
The stamps are from Clear Dollar Stamps,, and I have used my prismacolour pencils with Gamsol.
I am so happy with those pencils, they work like a charm! I even did some shadowing, not sure if you can see it in the picture.
The sketch was given for the challenge, I changed it to suit my image, the bow just fitted better on the left than on the right and the challenge said no stress so that's what I did LOL!
Oh and I didn't put a sentiment on the I can use it for whatever occasion. And of course some stickles had to be on the flowers.
I think my creative juices are back.......a little bit of shopping just works wonders!
Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Saturday, November 21, 2009

FLying by

Okay, so this card is very similar to the other airplane card, my creativity seems to be somewhere else, maybe I need some shopping time LOL! Or I should clean up my craft space but I don't feel like it.
Hopefully it will be back soon, I am gonna try to make a card for the Clearly Inspired Challenge,
so maybe I am back soon, take care, Anja

Friday, November 20, 2009

Masculine cards

Masculine cards is what I need at the moment. I had a great plan to make about 6 cards for a man who is going through some very serious illness and treatment. From a bookstudy I am learning that it's great to have good intentions but with no action it means nothing. All the things we need to hear sometimes! So I have 3 done, the first one is sent out, sorry no picture, and this is the second one. I hope and pray that things will go well.
Also all the men in my life seem to have birthdays around this time!
One of my sons had one last week, he got the airplane card and another one has a birthday next week. So I am trying.......
This is also a busy time in our household since my DH and I are going on a short trip to see family in Holland and all the usual stuff......I am sure you don't want to hear about this.....we all have busy lives.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Anja

Saturday, November 14, 2009

One more elegant card

Here is another elegant card, and there is no stamping on it at all.
Love those border punches!
The ribbon has a bit of golden shine to it.
Really quick and simple, thanks for looking, Anja

Elegant card

I was in the mood to make an elegant card, with a clean and simple look.
It didn't take me long to make and I think it would be nice in many other colours.
Once in a while it's nice that one card doesn't take forever.
Have a great day, Anja

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friendship card

The picture is a little dark, sorry, it's still dark in the house when I am taking it's hard to make a good one.
This card is for one of our friends from Friendship who is moving away to be closer to her family and we are gonna miss her!
She is such a sweet girl. So last night we said goodbye, gave her this card, had cake and special music, a wonderful night.
I am very thankful for the Friendship program in our lives!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Today is the day for another FREE MAKE AND TAKE at Sheila's store in Komoka, check it out at There is also a lot of items on sale every day!
If you have some time today between 3 and 5 pm come on over and make this cute accordian tag, or I think that's how you call it.
There is ribbon, bling, embossed little panels, snowflake will be fun,
and the good news, it's FREE no need to registar just come and play.
We would love to have you!
Hope to see you there, Anja

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gift card holder

This gift card holder has a lot of layers....I did this one at the last class I did for SGD.
I love this green with the bright red, it's a single pocket card which I kind of adapted a little bit.
Today I got a lot of Christmas cards done, it's too dark to take pictures but I will do that tomorrow.
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja

Monday, November 9, 2009

"Give me 5"

There has been a change in the weekly colour challenge over at Clear Dollar Stamps!

It is a biweekly challenge and you can find all the details here:

If you don't own any of those really nice stamps, you can still play, and check out the website

I don't think you can resist!! I couldn't, no surprise there, LOL!

The quality and service is awesome, the selection huge, prices are I have to keep going?

So now about my card, it has 5 airplanes, 2 are almost hidden under the ribbon but they are there. The picture is horrible, the pink looks white, the card is in the mail already so I can't redo it, and the stamps are from.....CDS.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, November 6, 2009

High Hopes baby card

A High Hopes baby card, I am not sure if I have showed this card already but I don't think so.
It's one of the cards we made at the class at SGD.
The giraffe is watercoloured with Tombo's and the sentiment is from Verve stamps.
Have a great day, Anja

Thursday, November 5, 2009

CAS, cased Christmas card

I saw this card on Splitcoast several times, different colours and ribbon but the same concept and I really like it. Such a clean and simple card and so easy to make. I didn't even add stickles though I was tempted, LOL!
My plan this year is to make some Christmas cards, and really enjoy it, and the rest will come out of a box, nothing wrong with that, right?
That's what I keep telling myself, we'll see what happens.
Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Heidi among the flowers!

Here is Heidi, among the flowers! Isn't she cute?
I have coloured this image with Prismacolour pencils and added lots of bling because it's for somebody who deserves lots of bling!
I am pretty sure she is not sitting between flowers today but I certainly hope she has a great day!
The background is done with the CB dots embossing folder and then I sanded it very carefully so that the dots show white.
Hope you all have a great day, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sympathy card

It's been a week since I have posted.....not that I haven't stamped just haven't gotten around to post some cards. This is a simple sympathy card, one of the cards we have used to put in a package for the foodbank. Once a year I help out at a local church were we make card packages for the foodbank. Very nice idea, I think.

Today I am hoping to make some Christmas looks like it's gonna snow, but I certainly hope that I am completeley wrong. I really don't need that to get in the mood for Christmas cards! I have more cards to share but I can't show them yet.... they are for people who come and visit here.

Have a great day, Anja

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Purrfect day!

After a couple of "purrfect" days, scrapbooking that is, I am back in to cardmaking!
Last week was a busy week, getting ready for a weekend of scrapbooking, teaching a class at SGD, a date with my husband........lots of fun and laughter!
Today I made this card for a special young lady who has a birthday coming up.
I have used a stampset from Penny Black and coloured it with my Prismacolour pencils, and I have to say, I like my colouring. It's most likely not perfect but those pencils are so nice to work with.
Hope she likes it too, have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My other pink card

This was the first card I made for CDSWCC think pink, but after it was done I realized that I didn't really follow the "instructions" so...........
The flowers are coloured with Prisma colour pencils, they work really nice, I had tried a few before and last week I bought the whole set, yes, all 120 of them! I feel like a little girl back in Kindergarden with a new box of pencils LOL!
Hope this card will brighten your day since it is a rainy, dark day here where we live!
Take care and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Baby boy card

Hope you like my baby boy card! I really like it myself, so you know!
Again, it's a pretty basic card. The cute little bear is from the Dollar Store and the sentiment, welcome little one, is from Verve stamps.
Some ribbon, silver stickles, silver dots, voila, another card.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

CDSWCC40. think pink!

Blogger isn't doing as I want to!! Grrr, very frustrating, I have tried many times to get this picture right but it's not gonna happen. Sorry! Anyway, this card is for another weekly challenge from Clear Dollar Stamps, you can check it out here: Visit and make a card too, if you like.
This is actually my third card, I will show the other ones later, the first 2 had green in them, and since that wasn't a colour for the challenge, I made another card.
It's pink and lots of pink in honour of Cancer Awareness Month!! What a great cause!!
Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Babies and a quick thank you card!

A quick thank you card made with the rest of the dp I had used in the card from yesterday. The little gemstones were the finishing touch, I thought.

Hope you all got to enjoy some of the sunshine today, I just came home from a nice walk. You should be reading, a walk on a gravel road with lots of gravel...not so nice to walk on but the view was amazing, we have 3 baby lama's now and they were playing along the creek. And then the amazing fall colours, beautiful. Enjoy your day, Anja

Friday, October 16, 2009

A quick card!

This morning I made this quick card from some scraps on my table.
I always come back to this layout, it seems to work for me.
I have decorated the inside too but forget to take a picture, it has a verse an a strip of the dp along the border.
Have a great day, Anja

Thursday, October 15, 2009


If you like this giftcard holder and have some free time this afternoon, come on over to SGD,, in Komoko between 3 and 5 PM today.

You can make it right then and there and get an early start on your Christmas preparations.

It can be easily adapted to any other time of the year ! And the best's FREE!!! No need to registar, just come on over and have some fun with us!!!

Looking forward to see you all! Anja

Monday, October 12, 2009

High Hopes sheep

A birthday card for my neighbour who loves her sheep and blue is her favourite colour.
So when I saw this cute sheep from High Hopes I thought about her. The flower is not exactly the colour I wanted it to be but I had to make it work. The rest is pretty basic.
Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Finally another post.....

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!!
I can't believe it's been a week with no stamping for me....
so I am very happy that today I had a chance to stamp. It's almost time to turn the oven on and start preparing our Thanksgiving meal, we do it today because tomorrow the beans might come of and boys have to go back to college....too busy. I have to admit that I don't really do a turkey, those things scare me, really they do, so thankfully M&M is there to help me out.
Now about my card, it's for another challenge from Clear Dollar Stamps, this week's host is Lisa and you can check it out here:

I haven't used a lot of more mustard but it's there and for the silver you have to look at the embossing and the brads. The set used is called: Thankful for you, very fitting for this weekend.
The flowers are coloured with twinkling H2O's so they sparkle nice but it's hard to see in the picture.
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Saturday, October 3, 2009

CDSWCC39, what a pane.....

That's how I feel tonight, that it is for sure a pane to get older.....
I just wish I had a little more time to play in another Clear Dollar Stamps
Weekend Colour Challenge, you can check it out here:

This weekend we have our annual Fair and between the boys' involvement in 4H, my DH a director for the fair and the cold and rainy weather.....there is no stamping time and that on National Card Making Day! So tonight was my only chance to stamp, and since I am so tired my eyes are in need of a pair of reading glasses and they were upstairs.....
Enough complaining, we did have lots of fun today, and my card.... does look better IRL with all the stickles and that's all I have to say about it, LOL!
Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Play time....

Today is a perfect day to stamp, don't worry I did clean up my room a little bit, but with the wind and the rain, it's just perfect stamping time.
I looked up some sketches I have collected and had a good time stamping with a friend who was visiting.
Not that I got a whole lot done but well, it was a fun time, and I have 2 cards to show for it. Have a great day, Anja

Monday, September 28, 2009

More simple flower cards......

My craft space is a mess, no really a huge mess and I should be cleaning it up since I can't find anything. But instead I have made these 2 cards, just simple flower cards, I can never get enough of those and now it's really time to stop and clean up.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Saturday, September 26, 2009

CDSWCC38, thank you card.

Another fun challenge from Clear Dollar Stamps, Cassie is hosting it this time, you can find all the info here:
Yesterday when I looked up the challenge, I put some pieces of cardstock with those colours together and thought, wow, that's a nice combo. Sage shadow, apricot , close to cocoa, really rust and neutral. Making the card was a lot harder, but I did it. The flowers have crystal effects on them, hard to see in the picture.
I can't remember the last time I have used apricot and sage shadow is also a colour that I don't use a lot, so it's nice that those challenges let you do something out of your own box.
Check the challenge yourself and play along, it's fun!
Thanks for stopping by, Anja