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Friday, January 28, 2011

A beautiful piece of tatting

This card has a beautiful piece of tatting from my friend, Ingrid, check out her blog
She did sent me another package with lots of pieces of tatting!
I feel like the cards have to be very special with those pieces...but she is encouring me to use them or throw them out!!! Now that's not gonna happen, LOL!
For this card I have used some paper out of my bin, a MS border punch, ribbon, stickles and a new Sizzix embossing folder and the sentiment is from Just Rite.
Hope you have some time to craft today, thanks for visiting, Anja
P.S. Click on the picture to see it way better!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Yesterday I played with the new heart punch from Martha Stewart, I think she would be proud of me, I did use 3 of her punches to make this card, LOL!
A couple of weeks ago my son who is in collega, asked me to make a few Valentine's card....he sold them to the girls, not very romantic, but it made me smile.
Today would be a good day for some cleaning, but I am not motivited at all, so I sit here at the computer, looking at blogs, sipping my coffee and tonight.........we are going to see Brad Paisley!!!
So of course, I need to be all ready for that!!! Have a great day, Anja

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A productive day...........

Today was a very fun day!! I got to stamp at a friends house all day! She took really good care of us, serving food and feeding me lunch and we both made quite some cards. I am not gonna share them all at once so please come back to check for more.
This stamp is from my friend and it's from SU, sentiment from CDS. Love this colour combo and I am planning to add some Crystal effects to the flowers.
Hope you had a good day too, thanks for visiting, Anja

Saturday, January 22, 2011

More Just Rite

I seem to be on a Just Rite roll, but what's not to love about those lovely stamps?
This one has flowers from the Heartfelt creations line, dp (designer paper) is from my stash and the ribbon....not exactly the colour I wanted it but it looks better in real life.
All the flowers are cut out and some of them are popped up.
I have been putting on the wood stove in the basement and since it is so freezing cold out here, it is the perfect place to be and you just want to stay there, and since all of my stamping stuff is down there....
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Just Rite cards

Last night I had my Just Rite class at SGD.
As always, it was a lot of fun, a big thank you from me to all the ladies who came out!!
I really appreciate all of you!!
Today I cleaned up my mess, and I had some much needed craft time with the left overs.
Those two cards are very similar to the one we made in the class. The big, turqoise squares are made with Martha Stewart punches and the rest with Spellbinders.
The white background piece is Cuttlebugged with the Swiss Dots and then sprayed with pearl glimmermist, love this effect. You need to do this ahead of time since it needs some time to dry but it will give you a nice, shiny background. I usually dry my pieces between a big fat book.
The silver accents are from the jewelry departmant, they are called spacers, you get lots in a bag and with some bling, they make a nice accent.
Hope you will have some time today too to do something you really like!
Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sarah Kay card

A very quick post today, I need to leave to pick up the boys.
You would think I did a lot of dreaming this week since I didn`t post anything, not really, just busy.
I started this card last Sunday, it`s been on my desk all this time so today I had to finish it and post it. So here it is, hope you like it, thanks for looking, take care, Anja

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dreaming about Paris..

A couple of years ago my oldest sister and I talked about going to Paris together, how nice would that be. We never went, kids, work, farming , family, distance, she is in Holland and I am here, but that is about to change!!!!
This year she is turning 50 and we are going to Paris!! My ticket is booked and put in the safe for now, first I will fly to Holland, spend some time with family and friends and then we will take the fast train to Paris. So till that time, it's not till the end of March, we can DREAM about Paris.
This card is for her, when I saw this small Paris stamp set from Hot off the press for $1.50, I had to have it. The Eiffel tower is cut out and popped up with antique Crystal clear over it. I don't really make vintage cards, I am not very good at it, but I do like how this turned out.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Thursday, January 6, 2011

While I was working on my cards for the upcoming Just Rite class
at SGD on Wednesday, January 19, I also made another card with the Soloz flower.
The flower is again coloured with Prisma's and Gamsol, the sentiment is from Hannah stamps.
The flower is cut out and popped up, the center even twice.
My cards for the class are done, and the mess on my desk is cleaned up, ready for another project. I can't believe the messes I make and how little space is left to make a card...
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Monday, January 3, 2011

Soloz flower and a crooked picture...

Oops, I took the picture on an angel... not so good, will try better next time.
I had some time to play this weekend and found some unused stamps, LOL!
This cute flower is from Michaels, you know the bins by the registers...with all cute, cheap stamps, well, I have a few of those. I have coloured the flower with Prismacolour pencils and Gamsol, cut it out, the centre twice, stickled it up and popped it up.
The dp is all retired SU paper, I bought this at the garage sale. The sentiment is from Verve, fits perfect with the SU slot punch.
I really like this card myself, hope you do too, take care and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year and a card!

Happy New Year to all of you!!
Today I had some time to turn this previous watercoloured image into a card. I wasn't sure at first, but after I finished it, I have to say, it's growing on me. The main image is from Stampabilities and the sentiment is from Verve. The size of this card is 51/4 x 51/4, the bigger image really needed to be on a bigger card. Love all the space you get.
The dp is from My Mind's Eye and the rest is pretty basic, some punches, and Nestabilities.
Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by, Anja