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Friday, December 30, 2011


Another card that turned out so much different than I had planned...I love the Stampscapes stamps but I also struggle with them especially when it comes to colouring. So I was happy to find a new blog this week that is gonna be all about those wonderful stamps, check it out HERE.
For this card I used my Prismacolour pencils and some gamsol and the blender pencil , added some accents with gel and sakure glitter pens and inked the image with antique linen distress ink. I also sprayed the image to seal it. What I like about using the prismacolour pencils is the variety of colours, lots to choose from, and that you can easily blend the colours even without using the gamsol.
The whole shadow/highlighting thing is something I always struggle with so I like to avoid that but that is not possible with those stamps.So I keep on trying...practice makes perfect, right?
I know I am far from that but it was fun to play and I am gonna visit this new site a lot and hope to learn from other talented people!!
Have a great day, Anja

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Boy's birthday card

So I started working on this card with a plan in my head....don't know what happened to the plan but the outcome is completeley different, LOL!
I wanted to make a masculine card, it turned out to be a boy's birthday card. You don't wanna know how I struggled to finish it...
The dp is from my scrap bucket, the sentiment and birds from Clear Dollar stamps, the boat is a Marianne die and the clouds are made with an Impression obsession background. Borderpunch from EK and some Spellbinders, brads from my stash.
I guess I keep on trying, maybe I will get some stamp time today.
Thanks for looking, Anja

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sympathy card

Sad, but reality, I needed a sympathy card for a very young person.

I can only imagine what this family has to go through. I kept the card simple, the dies are from

Spellbinders blossoms, tags and accents, sentiment from Just Rite. Flower also from the set of

Spellbinders and a little punched flower in the middle, Cheery Lynn and MS for the branches.

Then I added some Viva pearl silver pen. The dp is from a pack from Action, the borders are done with a MS borderpunch.

Till next time, Anja

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Playing with some new goodies!

I am blogging here in my pj's, with a coffee and a very quiet house! That's a nice change for now, lol!
Yesterday I had some time to play with some of my Christmas presents....some Nestabilities and MFT dies. I decided to use some different colours, so here we go. The background is embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder, the sentiment is from Just Rite, ribbon from my stash, Blossoms, tags and accents nestabilities ( what a nice versatile set), MFT flourish, Cheery Lynn olive branches and butterfly, MS butterfly, some bling from my stash and the flowers are made with various punches and sprayed with goosebumps.
Now, I am not so sure about the choices of colour but fun I had to make it, LOL!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thinking of you

Here is my card for the Friday post from SGD, you can read all about it HERE.
Have a great day, Anja

Monday, December 19, 2011

Just Rite anniversary card

It was good to sit at my craft table and just relaxing. I pulled out my Just Rite stamps and made this card for an upcoming anniversary.
The rolled flowers are Marianne Dies and the leaves and greenery are also made with Marianne and Cheery Lynn dies. I spritzed the flowers with glimmermist iridescent gold. The dp is from DCWV, did I do that in the right order? The sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo. The border is made with a Martha Stewart punch.
This card needs to be send in a little box, good thing that I got some the other day, LOL!
The two little hearts are from my own collection, probably from Hobby Lobby or so.
Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Masculine get well card

My Christmas cards are all done and almost all mailed or delivered! Every year I have good intentions to start early and it never happens, LOL!
I really need to make some "other" cards, my box is almost empty and today I need a masculine get well card, so here I am "casing" myself but at least I got it done.
Hopefully I will get some more stamp time today!

Hope your day is going great, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, December 16, 2011

Cheery Lynn/Marianne dies have arrived at SGD!!!

Here is my "Friday card" for the store's blog, you can read all about it HERE.

Have a great weekend, Anja

Friday, December 9, 2011

More masculine, quick and easy

Happy Friday!

I love this time of the year, but there isn't much time left to craft so today I am sharing a quick and easy card with you!

As a big fan of embossing folders, I had to have the SIZZIX , birthday, congrats and thanks set. It embosses so nice and deep!

The dp is from Basic Grey, out of print. Diecuts from Spellbinders, Sprightly Sprockets.

After I cut out and inked the edges, I sprayed Goosebumps on them.

The pewter brads are out one of my drawers!!

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Masculine birthday

There is not much going on in my craft room...lots of other things needed some attention.
This is a card I made 2 weeks ago, I needed a masculine card and was looking through my supplies, and my basket with Stampscapes caught my eye. I quickly found some dp from Basic Grey and came up with this card. Of course I had to use a MS borderpunch and Nestabilities, LOL!
Have a great day and thanks for looking! I am off to put some decorations up and to go to SGD for Therapy Thursday!!! Maybe I will see some of you there, take care, Anja

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wanna win something?

Good morning ladies,
I am hoping to have some time today to be creative!
But I would like to share THIS with you, read Sarah's post and find out what you have to do to win! Watching Tim Holtz' videos is great! Great way to get inspired! Have fun and good luck! Anja

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Smooch spritzed flowers

Tonight I sat down and I had to make some flowers! Couldn't help myself, LOL! Yesterday I spend the day at SGD for the 3rd anniversary, it was a lot of fun, so many ladies came out and it was good to see everybody! I also learned some new things about flowers from Judy, if you ever have a change to take her class, you end up like me, learning so much! I have a Judy drawer now, filled with things I never considered craft items, tooth picks, silicone gel, wax paper, LOL!

The card from today is made with some leftovers I had from a workshop, the sentiment is from

Stampendous, borderpunch Making Memories, CB embossing border, Basic Grey dp out of print, pearls from somewhere, rolled flower and some flower punches, green stuff from punches and a sizzix die.

I spritzed the flowers with Smooch spritz, ice rink, after I saw what Judy did, I had to have that colour too. It looks like I used a little too much on the bigger flower, but IRL it looks just fine, I guess the camera picked up the glimmer too much.

Have a great night and thanks for stopping by, Anja