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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