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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Making up for the whole week....

Two cards today, wow! Can't believe I haven't posted for a whole week, just too many people around and things to do. Yesterday I had time to stamp, so here we go...
Two baby cards for my box, since there were none left. The first one is with a High Hopes stamps, sentiment from Verve. All the images are watercoloured with Tombo's.
I have really learned a lot from an online course for the past 6 weeks, it's from Kim Teasdale, check it our here.
The second card is with a Penny Black image, from the set make a wish.
Next weekend I am going scrapbooking, like to do that too, and I need to get ready and organized for that so I doubt that there will be stamping time left, we'll see.
Have a great weekend, Anja

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Best wishes with Inkadinkadoo

Flowers again, really like my flowers, as you may know.
Those are from Inkadinkadoo and the sentiment from Cornish Heritage Farms.
The flowers are watercoloured with Tombo's and there are some rhinestones around it.
The dp is retired SU dp, they all go so nicely together.
The black layer around the Nestabilities is cut out by hand, I just wanted to show a tiny bit of black so I have traced my die and cut it out, may not be perfect but it works for me.
Enjoy the weekend and thanks for looking, Anja

Friday, October 22, 2010

Penny Black challenge

I might be too late to play in last weeks challenge over at Penny Black's blog,but I still made a card for it. You can check out the details here.
Love Penny Black stamps, they are so cute. This image is watercoloured with Tombo's and the paper is from Basic Grey.
The challenge was to follow the sketch, which I always find very helpful.
Dinner is ready, our college boy is coming home for reading week so I am gonna feed him a good, home cooked supper. Have a great evening, Anja

Back to elegant and quick

Today my card is pretty quick to make, there is little stamping on it.
The stamps are from Just Rite and all I have used is a left over piece of dp from SU, a bow and different Nestabilities, love the elegance of this card.
Some rhinestones and voila, the card was done.
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Time for a cute card...

For a while I haven't made any cute cards so it's time to share one of those.
This adorable image is from Penny Black and the sentiment from Cornish Heritage Farms.
They were both garage sale deals again, I know, it's getting old.
The image is watercoloured with Tombo's, and some sponging around it. I messed up a little bit with the sentiment but decided to leave it like that, the little butterflies are there to distract you.
No stickles again this time, oh, I still like them, I guess I am just not in the mood for them, LOL!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Monday, October 18, 2010

Card from Garage Sale deals!!

My card from today came together with lots of "new to me stuff", the garage sale was so much fun! The flower stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms, I paid $1, unbelievalble!! It's watercoloured with Tombo's, and there are a little bit of stickles on it, the top flower is cut out and popped up. The sentiment is from my own collection of Verve stamps, but all the paper is from SU, most likely retired but who cares? I paid $2 and can make many more cards out of the one kit, it even came with the ribbon.
I am really liking my flowery, elegant cards and most of all my Tombo's!
Have to run, lots of plans today, have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Special Masculine card

My dh has a birthday coming up and I wanted to make him a special card!So this is what I came up with, the leaf stamps came from Walmart, I think, I have had them forever, the images are embossed and then watercoloured with Tombo's.
I carefully cut them all out and put them around the Nestabilitie, used some gluedots to keep them in place and covered up the center with a little Nestabilitie and a big bling thing.
A MS border punch along the border and the sentiment is from Stampendous. Of course I had to add a few stickles. Hope he likes it, have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Amyr flowers

I came back from the garage sale, which was AWESOME!! Found lots of great deals and it was so fun to see everybody else get good deals too. You can still go, it's on today and tomorrow!!
Yesterday I finished this card, the flowers are from Amyr's sympathy set and I have watercoloured the flowers with Tombo's. I have to say I am pretty pleased with my own colouring,LOL!
So flowers and bling, no pink today and no stickles, but I still think it's really an Anja card, hope you like it too. Have a great day, I am going to enjoy a cup of coffee and go through my bag of "new" goodies, Anja

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sympathy card and Garage Sale news!!

This stamp from the Stampbarn I have had for a while, just didn't use it yet. Only happens to me, right? I don't think so, LOL!
I have watercoloured the image with Tombo's and sponged riverrock ink around it. The sentiment is from Amyr, the rest is pretty basic.
This card will go in my box, hopefully I don't need it any time soon.
The other thing I would like to tell you about is the upcoming garage sale at Scrappingreatdeals!
It is gonna be on this weekend, October 16 and 17, you can check out the website for all the details here.
This is an event you don't want to miss if you like to get some awesome deals on your favourite scrapbook and cardmaking supplies!! It starts Saturday at 9 AM!!!
Come on over and check it out, it is sooooooooooooo worth it and soooooooo much fun!!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day, Anja

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Today looks like a perfect day for a FREE MAKE AND TAKE at SCRAPPINGREATDEALS!!!!
No need to register, no need to bring anything, just come and play!
If you have some time today between 3 and 5 pm come on out and join us in the fun!!!
Hope to see you all, Anja

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy thanksgiving and a card.

Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope you all had a great time!
We have enjoyed a lovely turkey dinner yesterday and today there were yummie leftovers.
It was actually the first time that I have cooked a turkey!! Pfff, it went well, thanks to the oven bag and some good advice.
My mojo seems to have left me a bit, probably because of the big mess in my craft room, so today I cleaned up and promised myself again, I am gonna keep it clean,LOL!
The image is from Penny Black, watercoloured with Tombo's and I have added some flowersoft and stickles to the center of the flowers.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, Anja

Friday, October 8, 2010

Christmas with CDS

Hello, anybody out there??
Can't believe it's been almost a week since I have stamped. Today I sat down, made a card, finished it and now I am posting it, it feels good!
The stamps are from Clear Dollar stamps, love this pointsetta, it's embossed in gold and watercoloured with Tombo's.
The Nestabilitie die is cut from glossy paper, embossed with a Crafts too folder, the glossy paper gives it a nice shine.
Now I am off to bring my DH his lunch on the tractor, I'll ride with him for a while so we can talk a bit, you have to enjoy all the possibilities life gives you!
Enjoy your day, thanks for looking, Anja

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy 50 th Anniversary!

Another anniversary card, this one is with a stamp from Stampendous and the sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo. The flowers are watercoloured with Tombo's, the rest is pretty basic.
There is sponging with River rock ink around the flowers, which gives it a softer look, I think.
Today we were at the Ilderton fair all day and my men are there again tonight, it was fun, but it rained all day, so cold and damp, good thing that we were in the Agri building most of the time where the boys were showing their sheep. Nice to be home, furnace on, hot cup of tea and some quiet time.....
Have a great night, Anja

Friday, October 1, 2010

Anniversary card

An anniversary card for 50 years of marriage, think about it, that's a long time.... A friend asked me to make a card for her good friends who are celebrating this milestone.
She wanted it to be special....well, the white piece in the middle is a piece of tatting, made by me, my first piece of tatting ever.
I got a surprise in the mail, a book with instructions for needle tatting, so I tried it out. As you may know I got some pieces of tatting from a friend from Holland to use on my cards, now I know for sure, that I should only use them for very special occasions!! It's a bit of fine, detailed work!! Go to this blog and you can see a lot of fine tatting!
There is not enough hours in the day....
Have a good one and thanks for looking, Anja