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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

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Easy cards

Two cards to share with you today, they are just simple layouts made from paper I had lying around and some images I had coloured before and were waiting to be put on a card.
It's nice to clean up some of those loose ends and use what you have collected in the past couple of months...
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

MOJO105, welcome baby

Mojo Monday 105, wow, an interesting sketch, I think.
It's nice to be in the cool basement and stamp, it's just ....really hot here.
After some time this is what I came up with, the patchwork elephant is from Clear Dollar Stamps, can you tell I got my order in? The sentiment from Stamping Up. The elephant is watercoloured with Tombo's, it took me so long to learn to do so but I am happy that I kept trying, it's a lot easier now.
Of course I also had to add some bling and stickles.
I kind of cheated because I did turn the image, hope that's okay.
Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Hello, it's me again, my second card for today.
When I saw this set I A-door You from Clear Dollar Stamps, I knew that I wanted it (surprise LOL) and what I was gonna do with it.
Check out their website for more
So this is what I came up with, I have used my Art Impressions stamps with it. All done on watercolour paper and Tombo's and Stickles for the finishing touch.
Thanks for looking, Anja

Casing myself!

I was playing with the left overs on my desk and kind off cased myself,
the peony flower is watercoloured like the one on the other card and then I put glossy accents on it. After it was dry, I cut it out and put the card together. There is no sentiment on this one and it will go in my box.
The picture for the first card was made using my photo tent and the picture for this one I took in front of the, I can't believe how much difference there is in colour since I know for sure the pieces of paper came from the same sheet.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, September 18, 2009

CDSWCC37, peony flower

Here is my card for the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Colour Challenge, check it out here:

I don't think I have ever put those colours together but it's starting to grow on me.

The flower is watercoloured with Tombo's and some stickles were added later. The rest is pretty basic.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Thursday, September 17, 2009


My second card for today is for MOJO104, you can check it out here,
There is lots of bling on it, but after all it's for a happy occasion.
Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Catching up!

It's been a busy couple of days here, lots of fun stuff but I was on the go all the time!
Today I had some time to catch up on stamping and my new
stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps arrived!! Yippee!
This is for sketch challenge 246 from Splitcoast.
It's a card for my nephew, and those cars are very nice for boys card, I think.
Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, September 11, 2009

CDSWCC36 and MOJO103

Two challenges, one card. This card is for the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge, you had to use red, yellow and black and the sketch I have used is for MOJO 103,
You can find the CDS weekend color challenge on
This card is for my son, the one in college, yes, the one I really miss,
anybody wanna take the other 3?? LOL!
I talked to my son this week and he said he would love to jump on his four wheeler and go for a ride, there are a lot of nice trails up there, nothing about missing us but that's okay, so I thought I will sent him this card.
His four wheeler is actually yellow so perfect for the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your evening, Anja

Splitcoasts Sketch Challenge 245

It's been a while that I did a sketch challenge from Splitcoast but yesterday was the day. My pc didn't want to upload yesterday, I'll tell you that thing has a mind of his own sometimes.
I have used one of my favourite SU stamps, both way blossoms and some Heidi Grace paper.
The ribbon is folded twice, hard to see in the picture.
I had my card finished and then I was gonna put some Chrystal effects on the flowers............well, sometimes nothing comes out of the bottle and you have to use your special tricks to get it out....
not this card was ruined! Grrr! So I started again and I only used stickles this time.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A red tractor on the farm....

No, not on our farm, our tractors are green and that's not gonna change anytime soon, men are about tractors as we are about stamps...they know what they want LOL!
But this cute tractor is from Clear Dollar Stamps, I own this set for a while already but I had never inked it up.
The grass is just a piece of green paper and I used sciccors to cut it like this. The little bird and chicken are stamped, cut out and put on dimensionals. Of course I had to add two punched flowers and some bling with the rhinostones and gel pens.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Anja

Monday, September 7, 2009

Matching the ribbon

Before I could sit down and make a card I had to clean up my craft area, the mess was unbelievable.
I picked this ribbon from my fairly big ribbon collection, hmm, and I matched the colours. The rest is pretty simple and the bow is made with the very helpful bow easy.
Now I am gonna try to get the kids to bed early....enjoy your evening, Anja

They choose my card!

Today I found out that Shawne from is featuring my card from CDSWCC35! Go over there and check out this talented lady!!
Her cards are beautiful!
The stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps can be found here: , so many nice things to choose from.......
We are enjoying this last day before it's back to school, hope you are too.
I am hoping to be back later to post a card, anything to keep myself busy as we brought our second son to college far away yesterday, I am happy for him but I already miss him here at home.
Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Saturday, September 5, 2009


This card is made for the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge, CDSWCC35.

The colours for this challenge are:

so saffron, rose red and a shade of green. I have a couple of stampsets from them and today I used the flowers, no surprise if you know me.

You can find the challenge here:

The yellow crocheted flower is made by me, sitting on the deck between our beautiful flowers making a couple of those crocheted ones. The weather here is beautiful so it's so nice to sit and enjoy the sunshine.

The yellow gift bag/envelope is for a gift for my Mom's birthday this weekend, it's little but it fits.

Can't tell you what it is, it's a surprise!

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, September 4, 2009

Two simple sympathy cards

Two simple sympathy cards is all I can share with you today. I am working on some fun stuff but I can't show it yet!
I like to keep sympathy cards simple and that's what they are.
Have a great day, Anja

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

This picture doesn't show the colours really well, the red looks like pink and it's definetely not pink and the background is IRL like a mustard colour. But I have no time to make another picture. I have to make an appointment nowadays (let's say I have to yell it's my turn now!) to go on this slow, slow pc with all the boys home. Don't worry, I am enjoying this last week......... Have a great day, Anja

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Colour core cardstock

This card has a CB background and I have used colour core cardstock for that, after I put it through the CB I ran a piece of sandpaper over it.
It's another card for my box, since I have sold a lot of cards I need to fill the box up again, so much fun!
Have a great day, Anja