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Monday, December 27, 2010

Another MFT card......

Hope you all had a good Christmas! We did, it was just our family minus our oldest son who is in Australia but he called on Christmas morning which was a great gift!
All of us got presents we really liked, surprise, surprise.
I walk around in this messy house this morning and I am wondering how quickly it can go from tidy to a huge mess, I know, it's not important, we had a great time as a family!! None of us will remember the mess but hopefully the good times we had.
I did sit down yesterday, not really sure what to do, found this stamp from MTF on my desk and played with it again. The image is coloured with Prisma's and Gamsol, paper is from My Mind's Eye. There are different colours of stickles on it.
Hope your day is going great, I am off to do some housework, take care, Anja

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! With love, Anja

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Elegant card in white.

Grrr, can't get a good picture to show off my elegant card.
It's hard to see in the picture that there is one layer of acetate and what is popped up and not.
The sentiment says :Get well, in Dutch and I would like to submit this card for the challenge I found here:
A Dutch site with lots of inspiration, all the good things you can find while blogsurfing,LOL!
I love making all kind of cards although I have to say, making an elegant card is sometimes easier for me than a cute one.
If you click on the picture you might be able to see all the layers better.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bright and sunshiney day!

How about a bright and sunshiney day?? How nice would that be, instead of all this snow and cold weather!
This cute stampset is from My Favorite Things and I got it from SGD.
The image is coloured with Prisma's and Gamsol then cut out and popped up.
The paper comes from a 6x6 pad of My Mind's Eye, fine and dandy.
Hope you are having a good day, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, December 17, 2010

CIC#20. one more Christmas card!

I haven't done any challlenges for a while from Clear Dollar stamps but I did play for this one.
You can find all the info here:
The challenge is to use 3 different shades of blue with black or white as your neutral.
Hmmm, it wasn't easy to match up 3 shades but this is what I came up with, I found this glitter paper in my stack and paired it up with caribbean an pacific blue.
The ornaments are from a little set called Ornament accents, I have coloured them with twinkling H2O's, then I cut out 3 of them and popped them up and I also set them off a little bit.
Don't know from which company the little sentiment is, had it forever, it's just the right size for the tag.
I had to add the didn't say I couldn't add another colour,LOL!
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Spring anyone?

Do you think it would stop snowing if I post a Spring card? It is still snowing, blowing and cold. The kids are home again today, last week they also had 3 snowdays!
They are hoping that they can go to school tomorrow....
So today I am posting a card in Spring colours, the flowers are from Clear Dollar stamps and the sentiment from Stampendous, I think.
My Christmas cards are all done for this year, if I only could get to town to mail them....
Have a great day, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, December 10, 2010

High flyin' mouse

Isn't this mouse cute? It's a stamp from High Hopes and I like it!
I have watercoloured the image with Tombo's, trying to match the papers from the Mini Deck Joy Ride (Cosmo Cricket). The sentiment is from Clear Dollar stamps. The balloon is cut out twice, popped up, and has some Crystal effect over it. The buttons on the mouse' pants and the two little dots beside the sentiment are done with Pewter Liquid pearls. Some Nestabilities and a MS border punch along the bottom.
I really like this card, hope you do too, have a great day, Anja

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sweet Lili

It stopped snowing and the roads are getting cleared up, don't know for how long, it looks like more snow is on it's way, I better stock up on some groceries and we'll wait and see.
The sun was shining in my basement, I am done with Christmas cards and pulled out this High Hopes stamp, I was in a "soft" mood, lots of pink and soft colours.
The sentiment is from CTMH, the frame around Lili is made with the Cricut, Lacy Labels, love that cartridge.
I pulled out my Tombo's and since it has been a while...I am not sure, this is my best colouring.
Thanks for stopping by, take care, Anja

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Chrismas card

Here is the card I made, had to use some snowflakes on it, LOL!
The sentiment is from Clear Dollar stamps, the embossing folder from Sizzix, lots of different Nestabilities, MS punches and some snowflake punches.
I wanted to try to put an MS border along my oval, it took some practicing but it worked, I think it is a nice effect.
I am ready to be done with Christmas cards, I am gonna play with some other stamps today.
Have a great day, Anja

Snow, snow, and a card......

We are snowed in!!! Can't believe how much snow we are having and it keeps coming down!
The boys are home, and my husband spends a lot of time on the snow blower trying to keep up.
I am thankful that we are all safe and sound at home, we are getting the generator ready, just in case....
So I got to make a card but blogger wouldn't let me upload more than 5 pictures so I'll make another post for the card.
Thanks for stopping by, take care, Anja

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sharing my recipe....

No card today....yet, hope to make one later after we put up some decorations. The kids are home, we have so much snow, and it keeps coming down!!!
On Saturday we had an awesome day at SCRAPPINGREATDEALS!!
If you were there, you know what I am talking about, if you didn't have a change to come out, there is always next time.
I brought a boterkoek on Saturday and many ladies asked for the here we go:

1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of margarine
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp of almond flavouring

Mix very well, I mix it for about 5 minutes , then add:
2 1/2 cup of flour
1 tsp baking powder

Put into 2 buttered 9 inch pie plates or in one 9 x 13 dish, brush with beaten egg, bake at 375 for about 20 minutes.

It is such an easy recipe, now you can make it too, it also freezes really well.
I got this particular recipe from a Dutch lady from Alberta a couple of years ago, I have tried different variations but this is my favourite.
The special thing about this recipe......on certain days there are no calories in it,LOL!!
They will go straight to your hips or somewhere else, LOL!!
Have a great day, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, December 3, 2010

Winter wedding wishes

It's snowing pretty hard here, you can't see the grass anymore, perfect stamping weather, I think. This card is for a wedding and I have had some fun with Flowersoft,
had it for a while but I really didn't do much with it, love this effect around the oval.
I have used the colours that were in the invitation, the corners are from Sizzix, as is the embossed background.
Don't forget to check out the website from SCRAPPINGREATDEALS!
Tomorrow is the big day, the 2nd Anniversary from the store, with awesome DEALS AND PRIZES!!! And did I mention the FREE MAKE AND TAKES???
Hope to see you there, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Making up for more than a week....

It's been too I better try to make up some of that. It's not that I have nothing to show, these are 3 of the 4 cards of a class I did for Scrappingreatdeals.
And I am happy to announce that I have finished all my Christmas cards, about 55!!
I will post one soon, they are mostly all the same and a few different ones.
I am also all prepared for the big Anniversare Fun Day at Scrappingreatdeals this Saturday!!!
There will be free Make and Takes, lots of awesome prizes, food and refreshments....check it out on the website
The fun will start at 10 AM and the make and takes will run till 3 PM!!!
So now you know what I have been doing, getting ready for Christmas and do lots of stuff in my craft room, oh , and I also did some shopping,to get the creative juices going, LOL!
Have a great night and thanks for stopping by, Anja